Smart Factory Expo - UK's biggest digital manufacturing show

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Digital technologies are impacting every aspect of manufacturing operations – linking together people, processes and products and transforming business outcomes. This ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ plays to the UK's strengths – with a strong position in advanced manufacturing, and a world-class high technology sector. Smart Factory Expo is where this all comes together in an exciting combination of ‘show and tell’ – with the largest programme of free presentations in European manufacturing, many formal and informal networking activities for thousands of visitors, free professional advisory, and an exhibition venue bursting at the seams with technology exhibitors showcasing their latest manufacturing solutions.

VISIT

Transform your manufacturing operations.
 

EXHIBIT

Engage with 6,000 growth-minded manufacturing executives.
 

SPEAK

Help set the agenda for UK manufacturing in 2019.
 
 
Why attend? 
 
Smart Factory Expo brings together expertise, ideas and opportunity – the UK’s showcase for digital manufacturing. Eight distinct Visitor Zones provide visitors with self-contained platforms to engage with world-class exhibitors, innovative start-ups and experience-sharing sessions from some of the most exciting names in UK manufacturing.

•    Manufacturing Innovation
•    Digital Transformation
•    Supply Chain & Logistics
•    Industrial Automation
•    Internet of Things    
•    Industrial Data
•    Field Service
•    Smart Factory


These Visitor Zones combine to create a transformation roadmap for manufacturers to future-proof their operations and drive better business decisions.
Expo Features
VISITOR ZONES
Eight clearly-signposted zones that focus the conversation around visitors' priorities...
SOLUTION THEATRES
Conference-style learning from world-class manufacturing and technology experts...
VISITOR TRAILS
Recommended itineraries for visitors looking to meet the most relevant companies...
INNOVATION ALLEY
Where 50+ of the UK's hottest manufacturing tech start-ups lift the lid on the future of British manufacturing...
EXHIBITORS
More digital manufacturing companies exhibiting under one roof than anywhere else!
CONSULTANTS' CLINICS
Consultants will be available to help you think clearly about your opportunities, issues, solutions and actions...
BEST OF BRITISH SHOWCASE
The perfect backdrop for showcasing the manufacturing success of British industry...
TOP 600 HALL OF FAME
Be inspired by the personal journeys of 600 of the UK's leading manufacturing executives...
SPEAKERS' CORNER
A popular way for show visitors to interact with manufacturing leaders and experts
MANUFACTURING PEOPLE & SKILLS SUMMIT
We are proud to tackle one of the most critical challenges facing UK manufacturers...
HACK & PITCH 2019
Companies will be asked to 'Hack' together proposals to address these challenges, before making their 'Pitch' to decision-makers...
The Manufacturer Studio
Come along and say hello to our editorial team and watch us as we interview the great and the good of UK manufacturing...
STEM AFTERNOON
A schedule of speaking presentations on the afternoon of 14th November aims to inspire the next generation...
PARTNER EVENTS
Smart Factory Expo is just one part of Digital Manufacturing Week - which includes dozens of satellite events organised by the manufacturer and partners...
PART OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK
Smart Factory Expo lies at the heart of Digital Manufacturing Week - the UK's annual celebration of advanced manufacturing...
Testimonials 
We're in the middle of Digital Manufacturing Week - I've just been having a walk around, and the buzz is incredible. Everybody is talking about one thing - advanced digital technology - and that is just brilliant!

Juergen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
The location gave us the foot traffic that we hoped for. In combination with the exposure we received in the magazine and the 'Automotive Visitor Trail' we had the right people come to us during the event.

The collaboration with The Manufacturer was absolutely amazing. I was absolutely satisfied with everything and look forward to the next year's event


Derk Steemers, EU Marketing Manager, ProGlove
We very much enjoyed the event! Nick Peters ( Editorial Director of The Manufacturer) was astounding and has added no end of value and helped educate the market. The man has my complete admiration, respect and appreciation. Liverpool was a brilliant venue, easy to get in and out and lots going on. 

Jon Fenton, Managing Director, FeTu Ltd
The show's layout and quality attendance was excellent and i'm building up contacts across the board based on those who visited me.

Simon Poyser, VelocityRDT
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Exhibitors
  • 123 Insight Ltd

    United Kingdom, Southampton

  • Allied Telesis International B.V.

    United Kingdom, Swindon

  • Asolvi UK Ltd

  • Beckhoff Automation

  • Bosch Rexroth Ltd.

    United Kingdom, Saint Neots

  • B&R Automation

    United Kingdom, Peterborough

  • Cimlogic Ltd

    United Kingdom

  • Eurotech Ltd

  • Excel Computer Systems plc

  • Granted Consultancy Ltd

    United Kingdom, Exeter