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The award for the company with the best Operational Excellence project will be presented to the overall winner.

The award for the company with the best Advanced Manufacturing project will be presented to the overall winner

The award for the company that has demonstrated the best implementation of an in-company Apprenticeship Programme in either Polymer Technology or Manufacturing will be presented to the overall winner

Note: Only one entry will be accepted per company for each category.

Poster Content and language
For consistency we have provided three template options for you using the format DMAIC /PDCA/A3 Format for the OpEx and Advanced Manufacturing posters.

A sample template and guideline is also provided for the Best Company Implementation Programme for Apprenticeships poster. Company name, logo, project name, team name and team members must be at the top of the poster.

The poster can use pictures/illustrations as appropriate.

The minimum point size used must be 20pt.

Poster Templates
See templates below

Poster Size Posters must be single-panel
A1 Landscape (841mm x 594mm)size in portrait format
Printed on 200gm matt laminated quality paper

Costs of producing the poster are the responsibility of the company. Competition entry includes one presenter place at the conference. Any subsequent delegates need to pay and book online.

Poster Set up at the event
Set up is available from 4pm on Wednesday 04 March. Set up must be completed by 08.00am on Thursday 05 March. A poster board with a position number for identification purposes will be provided to you on arrival. Poster must be removed on the evening of March 05 following the announcement of winners

Display time
08.00am Thursday 05 March– 7.00pm Thursday 05 March

Poster Competition Presenters
Advanced Manufacturing Award – Barry Kennedy, IMR

Presence to discuss poster
We request that at least one of the authors are available to discuss your innovation during the two coffee breaks and lunch at the conference

Competition Entry
Please inform Ibec Business Sectors of your intention to enter a poster in the competition.

Please detail the category you will enter by email to

You are required also to send an electronic copy of your poster to by February 21 2020.

For more details please see website


Start Date March 05, 2020
Time 8.00 - 19.00
Duration 11 hours
Delegate Price Member
€195 (+VAT),
€250 (+VAT)
Location The Galmont Hotel
Type Conference and Summit