Europe's digital manufacturing show gets bigger and better
Smart Factory Expo
The people and companies shaping manufacturing in Europe will be there.
Smart Factory Expo is organised by The Manufacturer magazine - setting the agenda for British industry for more than 20 years. With 158k readers in print and online, we draw on their insights to create Smart Factory Expo.
Whether you're a first-time visitor or seasoned attendee of Smart Factory Expo, this year's event will provide essential insights to keep your organisation competitive.
Visitor Zones at Smart Factory Expo are:
1. Manufacturing Innovation
2. Digital Transformation
3. Sustainable Manufacturing
4. Industrial Automation
5. Internet of Things
6. Artificial Intelligence
7. Smart Factory
What will you see?
Each Visitor Zone features exhibition displays of the latest solutions from the companies most committed to supporting Digital Manufacturing Week, along with innovative start-up companies looking to partner with British manufacturers, and a dedicated presentation space for visitors to sit down and listen to genuine thought leadership.
Each Visitor Zone is anchored by its own Solutions Theatre, with presentations running from 10am to event close each day. Each presentation is 30 minutes, and seats are available on a first come, first served basis – but with over 200 presentations over two days, there is something for every manufacturer!
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There are over 200 presentations during both days of Smart Factory Expo.
These are free-to-attend for all visitors and are located centrally within each Visitor Zone – providing you with a unique learning opportunity for yourself and the other members of your team.
Spaces to attend each session are limited - so make sure you get there early!
Simple: our Visitor Trails are recommended itineraries for you to discover those exhibitors and presentations that share your focus.
1. Discrete Manufacturing
2. Process Manufacturing
3. Digital Manufacturing (Beginners)
4. Digital Manufacturing (Advanced)
By creating different pathways for visitors to access all the opportunities at Smart Factory Expo, we provide a fresh approach to mapping exhibitor capabilities (and it is a lot more fun than reading through all the listings in the show directory!)
How they work
Download the Visitor Trail pdf of your choice a month before the show – or pick up a printed copy as you enter Smart Factory Expo. There will also be signage on the show floor highlighting which exhibitors are part of the different Visitor Trails.
Visit this showcase of the latest products from across the UK manufacturing landscape – featuring world-beating new designs, innovative modes of manufacture, environmentally-sustainable production, products that redefine categories and the customer relationship, and export successes that plant the flag in foreign markets.
The Best of British Manufacturing Showcase is a celebration of domestic manufacturing, and perhaps a much-needed reminder for non-manufacturers of the country’s contribution to the man-made environment – and the wealth that the sector generates for the economy.
Many of the companies featured have already been nationally recognised at The Manufacturer Manufacturing Excellence Awards – the UK’s biggest and longest-running manufacturing awards, run in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Take a step away from the companies, and uncover the motivations and successes of individual executives – and be a part of this celebration of British industrial talent.
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When you reduce the distance between presenter and audience, you increase the mutual understanding. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy interacting with our line-up of manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and technologists in as intimate a setting as you can imagine in the middle of a crowded exhibition floor.
With space for no more than 20 people at a time, be sure to check out the speakers on the event app – or on the signage alongside Speakers’ Corner on the show floor
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Do you want to share your passion with Smart Factory Expo’s attendees – to a crowd of up to 20 manufacturing executives?
Contact Sales for further details.
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Innovation Alley runs through the centre of the exhibition linking all the Visitor Zones together and providing a platform for the UK’s most innovative manufacturing technology start-ups.
With over 60 early-stage businesses exhibiting in Innovation Alley, this is where show visitors can forge new partnerships with companies yet to make it onto their radar – with particular focus on:
• Data Analytics
• Cyber Security
• Digital Manufacturing
• Circular Economy
The layout of Innovation Alley lends itself to kickstarting conversation – as entrepreneurs stand in front of their presentation space, alongside one another, creating an ‘ideas market’ that is well worth an investment of your time.
Interested in exhibiting?
Innovation Alley features two sizes of micro booths, with two tiers of benefits – enabling the full spectrum of UK manufacturing tech companies to be represented at Smart Factory Expo. Contact Sales for more details.
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Drive better business decisions at Smart Factory Expo, the UK’s largest Industry 4.0 showcase. Nowhere else will you find more manufacturing tech companies exhibiting under one roof – your free access point to solutions, education, networking and research.
Interested in exhibiting? Contact Sales today.
SEE WHO'S EXHIBITING
1. Accessing Funding for Digital Investment
2. Digital Transformation Roadmap
3. Talent Development
4. Operationalising Industry 4.0
5. Manufacturing Innovation
How to book?
You can book in advance via our event app – or simply turn-up at the Consultants’ Clinics and wait for a free slot.
Want to be a consultant?
If you believe you have the expertise to add value to Consultants’ Clinics – contact Sales for more information on participation.
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The Manufacturer is the premier UK industry publication providing our 158,000+ strong reader community with ideas, talent and opportunity through manufacturing news, articles, insights, and research. It is an essential resource for every manufacturing boardroom and for senior management.