Venue, travel and accommodation information

Venue: Exhibition Centre Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool L3 4FP

Tel: 0151 703 7294

By car
Less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is perfectly placed if arriving by car.
From the South
From the North
From the Wirral


By rail
Just a short taxi- or bus-ride away from Liverpool Lime Street station, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is just over two hours from London via direct train services.

Virgin Trains              
National Rail

Plan your journey
If you are unsure on the best way to travel to Liverpool, try planning your journey using the following websites. For further assistance please contact our team who will be more than happy to help on: or 020 7401 6033 (opt 3)



Accommodation in Liverpool

We are pleased to provide you with a free accommodation booking service through Liverpool Convention Bureau. This is a flexible service which allows you to book accommodation to suit your needs and budget.
Special rates have been negotiated at a number of hotels close to the conference venue. As rooms and rates are guaranteed until 1st October 2019 it is advisable to book accommodation early. After this date, it may not be possible to book rooms at these rates for these hotels. If you wish to make a group booking, or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Liverpool Convention Bureau team at  or on 00 44 (0) 151 233 5933. Please note these exclusive rates are only available when booked via Liverpool Convention Bureau.
Parking information

Liverpool Convention Bureau has teamed up with Q Parks to offer 10% off parking across six different locations in the city centre.  TO use the offer, please use the discount code: MEETLIV10 and follow the link below.
Book parking
About the events: opening hours

Smart Factory Expo
Wednesday 13 November: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 14 November: 09:00 - 16:00

Registration from 08:30

Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Kings Dock
Liverpool L3 4FP
Tel: 0151 703 7294

Manufacturing Leaders' Summit
Wednesday 13 November: 09:00 - 16:10
Thursday 14 November: 09:00 - 15:05

Registration from 08:30

The Manufacturer Top 100
Wednesday 13 November: 18:00 - 21:30

Marketing to Manufacturers
Wedbesday 13 November 17:30 - 20:00

Operational Excellence Academy
Wednesday 13 November 9:30 - 15:00

Manufacturing People & Skills Summit
Thursday 14 November 09:30 - 15:00

The Manufacturer MX Awards
Ceremony & Gala dinner
Thursday 14 November 18:30 - 01:00

Smart Factory Expo and Manufacturing Leaders' Summit are part of Digital Manufacturing Week, an annual celebration of UK manufacturing that brings together technology, finance and advanced manufacturing  - in Liverpool City Region, the UK’s biggest advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Digital Manufacturing Week is organised by The Manufacturer magazine, which for 20 years has connected ideas, talent and opportunity among our 144,000+ strong reader community.

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