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Smart Factory Expo overview

We’re building the world’s best exhibition for manufacturers – and you’re invited.

We are rolling out the red carpet for you and your team at Smart Factory Expo, as we showcase the technology, talent and ideas required to succeed in the face of major changes sweeping through the sector.

200 world class technology and service providers, 100+ free-to-attend presentations, eight dedicated visitor zones, an expanded Innovation Alley featuring some of UK manufacturing’s most exciting start-ups, a VR Lounge to get hands on with the latest immersive capabilities, a networking Pub Night… and this is just for starters.


Smart Factory Expo is Europe’s largest digital manufacturing exhibition – and a showcase for the revolution in technology, process and thinking behind Industry 4.0. Smart Factory Expo features eight content theatres and visitor zones, focused on different digital manufacturing opportunities and featuring world class presentations and exhibitors, alongside Innovation Alley - a dedicated start-up corridor brimming with entrepreneurial energy.

6000+ Visitors
Attracting an extraordinarily senior audience of line of business professionals, Smart Factory Expo is where you engage with decision makers from across the UK’s industrial spectrum.

Thought Leadership
The very biggest names from the world of manufacturing headline at Smart Factory Expo’s Solutions Theatres.

8 Stages
We bring together over 200 speakers and 112 hours of free content for show attendees at our Solutions Theatres, and other content stages like Speakers’ Corner.

Business Breakfasts
Get a head start and make new industry contacts before the expo opens over a cooked breakfast – the perfect way to start the day.

Structured programmes for no more than 30 participants at a time allow for a deep dive into specific topics.

Night Summits
When the exhibition doors close, the conversations continue at a series of evening networking events.

Five Reasons to Attend:
  1. Thought Leadership – listen for free to Henrik von Scheel, the manufacturing strategy expert who coined the term ‘Industry 4.0’, or sign-up for his (paid) workshop
  2. Experience – get hands on with the latest wearable and immersive technologies in dedicated technology showcases
  3. Networking – head hunt, or be head hunted! Join one of our after hours social events and get to know your industry peers
  4. Education – get in the know with free advisory clinics, STEM activities and 1-day conferences on Operational Excellence, and People & Skills
  5. Discover – when you have a (very large) room full of the right people, great things happen.

This event is FREE to attend! Register here:

Register for Smart Factory Expo
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