The annual conference and exhibition has moved online for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic was officially opened by Lord Karan Bilimoria, the Chairman of Cobra Beer, President of the CBI and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.
The Manufacturer has officially launched Digital Manufacturing Week online. The exhibition opened its doors at 9am GMT and visitors from across the globe logged into the largest virtual manufacturing conference of its kind.
Digital Manufacturing Week runs over five days consisting of three core events and dozens of satellite activities. Each day has a different theme enabling you to select the priorities that matter to you most and build your experience.
The first day of the exhibition focuses on SME growth and has a host of speakers from across industry sharing best practice and introducing the core technologies that can help businesses on their digital journey.
Every aspect of the industry has been included as part of the exhibition, from manufacturing innovation and digital transformation, to supply chain and logistics, industrial data and cybersecurity, automation, IoT, smart factories and the future of manufacturing.
Digital Manufacturing Week is made up of three core events – Smart Factory Expo, The Manufacturing Leaders Summit and the Made Smarter Emerging Technology Show. Smart Factory Expo has all the key vendors from across the digital manufacturing landscape to help you navigate your digital journey.
The Manufacturers Leaders Summit will provide world-class, case-study driven content delivered by best-in-class manufacturing speakers from around the globe. Over the 4 days the Summit will be covering key strategic, business and technical challenges across the manufacturing eco-system – with maximum opportunity to network, debate and engage with your peers.
The Emerging Technology Show is the virtual manifestation of the hugely popular Innovation Alley, which has been a regular and highly valued feature at Smart Factory Expo since its inception. This part of the show opens on Thursday and is a showcase of all the new and developing technologies that will change the landscape of manufacturing over the next 5-10 years. This is bleeding-edge disruptive technology that could be game-changing for you, your product, and your business in the future.
Five Reasons to Get Involved:
- Grow. Sharpen your competitive advantage with access to the latest technologies
- Evaluate. Assess emerging technologies, business models, and markets
- Partner. Meet fellow travellers on the digital manufacturing journey
- Develop. Increase the capacity of your manufacturing operations
- Mentor. Engage with the next generation of manufacturing talent