Venue, travel and FAQ 

Venue: Exhibition Centre Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool L3 4FP

Tel: 0151 703 7294
Travel Information

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

Smart Factory Expo
13 November 9:00-17:00, 14 November 9:00 - 16:00
Exhibition Registration – 8.30am

Exhibition Open – 9am
Exhibition Closes – Day 1: 5pm; Day 2: 4pm.


Solutions Theatre/Speakers’ Corner running times
From 10am; Closing – Day 1: 4pm; Day 2: 3.30pm
Institute for Manufacturing Theatre Workshop times
link to IfM page with workshop details.
Start-Up Pitch Clinic
12.30pm – 2.30pm, 14th November, Industrial Data & Cybersecurity Solutions Theatre

Manufacturing Leaders' Summit
Wednesday 13 November  8:30-17:00
Registration – 08:30
Conference start – 09:15
Morning break – 11:25 – 11:55
Lunch break – 13:40 – 14:30
Visit Smart Factory Expo – 16:00 
Close of Conference – 17:00

Thursday 14 November  8:30-17:00
Registration – 08:30
Conference start – 09:00
Morning break 11:10 – 11:40
Lunch break – 13:15 – 14:00
Visit Smart Factory Expo – 15:00 
Close of Conference – 16:00

Marketing to Manufacturers
Wednesday 13 November 17:30 - 20:00
Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Kings Dock
Liverpool L3 4FP
Tel: 0151 703 7294

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

Operational Excellence Academy
Wednesday 13 November 9:30 - 15:00
Registration – 08:30
Conference start – 09:30
Morning break – 10:55 – 11:25
Afternoon break – 13:00 – 14:00
Visit Smart Factory Expo – 15:00 
Close of Conference – 17:00
Manufacturing People & Skills Summit
Thursday 14 November 09:30 - 15:00
Registration – 08:30
Conference start – 09:30
Morning break 11:05 – 11:25
Afternoon break – 13:10 – 14:10
Visit Smart Factory Expo – 15:00 
Close of Conference – 16:00

The Manufacturer MX Awards
Ceremony & Gala dinner
Thursday 14 November 18:15 - 01:00


> For information on how to activate your TMMX ticket, FAQ and more, please click here.


Join us for the biggest manufacturing party of the year. With exciting guests including Olympic and three-time World Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will join us for an exclusive interview on stage with The Manufacturer’s Editorial Director plus comedian/impressionist Alistair McGowan, best known to British audiences for The BBC’s ‘Big Impression’ - it’s set to be the most explosive ceremony yet!

With pre-dinner drinks in the venue’s atrium where you can admire the crème de le crème of British manufacturing at our Best of British Showcase. Alongside this, we have the BAE Systems Workplace Choir serenading us while we network ahead of dinner.

A sumptuous three-course Indian banquet is set to follow while we kick start the ceremony and find out who our winners are! Our live band will carry us into what will be a very memorable evening. Why not try out our photobooth and take home a reminder of the memories created.

During the ceremony, we will be raising money for the Bernard Molloy Trust – which aims to support future generations of young leaders in the Logistics and Materials handling industries and equip each Fellow with the skills and confidence required to become part of the next generation of leaders in their industry. We will also be raising money for Treatment Bag  - Treatment Bags have been specifically put together for cancer patients going through chemotherapy and other treatments. They contain a selection of luxurious, relevant products, to help brighten the darkest of days.

At the end of the night, you and your guests get to go home with a bag filled with UK Manufacturing goodies provided by our finalists and Sponsors!

For any awards queries to email

E-tickets have been sent from 

Please print the e-ticket, or bring it on your phone, to the relevant registration desk when you arrive. After scanning your barcode, your badge will be printed, giving you access to the event.  

If you have not received your e-ticket please enquire at the registration desk on the day. You will need to bring your confirmation email to the registration desk on the day to print your ticket. If you registered without a business email address you will need to provide a business card.

If you have received an e-ticket but the barcode does not display, this is lkely due to your email security settings and a badge will be available for you to be able to collect when you arrive on site using your details.
You will have received an activation email from ‘’ and will need to click the link to activate your account.  

If you cannot find the email or have forgotten your login details, use the ‘Forgotten Password’ functionality.  

Your user profile enables you to build your own schedule of activity, including presentations, and apply to attend manufacturing tours, workshops and night time summits.

Always have the most up-to-date schedule in your pocket.

Use the app to connect with other Digital Manufacturing Week visitors before, during and after the event. Use the app to book meetings with exhibitors and attendees and organise your own event schedule. In addition, you can review the floor plan, presentation timetable, exhibitor listing and build your own personalised event agenda, all within the app.

Download the App: Search “Digital Manufacturing Week” from the app store or Download here [Google Play] | [Apple Store] 

Once you have created your account and have signed in, you will land on the dashboard page which summarises your personal information. Here you can:

Edit profile - If you haven’t done so, we recommend it. The more information you include here the more likely you become approachable!
It helps if you fill out all questions accurately, we’ll be able to tailor communications to you, so you have a great seamless experience.  

My favourites - here you can add your favourite sessions, or speakers, or maybe even a company profile – it’s up to you how you want to add a bookmark.

My schedule – here you can view bookings to sessions and roundtable sessions (Manufacturing Tours, Workshops, Consulting Clinics etc, as well as submitting a meeting request.

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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