The world has been shaken with force by the recent coronavirus pandemic, resulting in both sides, supply and demand, of the global economy, being fully disrupted. With many economists forecasting a significant recession to come, organisations across every sector are raising concerns about poor cash flows, corporate debt, unemployment surges and a significant rise in companies going under. While many industries such as energy, transport and manufacturing have been halted in their tracks due to a sharp fall in demand, organisations within them have had to significantly alter course and adapt to arguably the biggest industrial crisis in 100 years. The 7th edition of FT Future of Manufacturing Summit comes at a time when the future is more unclear than ever. The event will provide a fresh perspective on the crucial issues impacting the industrial sector right now and focus heavily on what was, and what should still be, the sector’s toughest challenge – manufacturing goods with a net-zero carbon supply chain in its sights.