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 pitch clinics, exhibition floor presentations, networking events, drop-in advisory clinics, the launch of the North West Pilot of the Government’s Made Smarter Review, and the country’s largest gathering of digital manufacturing exhibitors.  


Transform your manufacturing operations.


Engage with 6,000 growth-minded manufacturing executives.


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 the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Six 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. 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
Six 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...
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 500 Hall of Fame
Be inspired by the personal journeys of 500 of the UK’s leading manufacturing executives...
Speakers' Corner
A popular way for show visitors to interact with manufacturing leaders and experts
Diversity & Inclusion Day
We are delighted to double the amount of time and space 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 Focus
A schedule of speaking presentations on the afternoon of 15th November aims to inspire the next generation...
Manufacturing Tours
Sign up for Smart Factory Expo and apply for one of dozens of Manufacturing Tours to facilities in and around Liverpool...
Part of Digital Manufacturing Week
Smart Factory Expo lies at the heart of Digital Manufacturing Week – the UK’s annual celebration of advanced manufacturing...
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Want to engage with 6,000 show visitors?
For our audience breakdown, job levels, company size and technology spend - or to find out more about the packages on offer - contact us on the details below and we will happily discuss the best way you can get involved.
Email or call our team on +44 (0)20 7401 6033 (opt 1)