MPs from across the Midlands are to take part in a debate aimed at reviving the region's manufacturing base.
In a joint event hosted by Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Barclays, figures from the sector will take part in a Question Time style debate.
MPs who have have already committed include Gisela Stewart, Sion Simon, Khalid Mahmood, Lynn Jones and Adrian Bailey, with others expected to follow.
A panel of experts will include Lord Bhattacharyya of Warwick Manufacturing Group, Simon Edmonds, director business relations and manufacturing at the Department of Trade and Industry, Tim Page, senior policy officer at the TUC, Nick Brayshaw, chairman of Barclays Manufacturing Strategy Board and Jerry Blackett, Chamber policy director.
The breakfast will be part of Birmingham Chamber's annual conference and banquet at the International Convention Centre on March 10.
Andy Martin, national director for manufacturing at Barclays, said: "I strongly believe that the UK still has a great manufacturing base but we need to be clear about which direction it needs to take.
"There are clearly challenges ahead but I believe that an open debate such as this can only help to determine exactly what those issues are and what needs to be done to address them, so that we can go on to secure a great manufacturing future."
Mr Blackett said: "We're drawing on the expertise of key figures in manufacturing in the West Midlands to form our agenda which will be used to lobby Government on the fragility of the sector in the region."