Five reasons to attend Smart Factory Expo 2019

The Manufacturer is building the world’s best manufacturing show – and you’re invited, says show director James Smith.

Virtual Reality practical demonstration at Smart Factory Expo 2018 - image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Virtual Reality practical demonstration at Smart Factory Expo 2018 – image courtesy of The Manufacturer.

Smart Factory Expo (13-14 November, Exhibition Centre Liverpool) draws manufacturing professionals from around the world, with its unique combination of ideas, technology and people, all firmly anchored in Liverpool City Region – right at the heart of the UK’s leading region for advanced manufacturing.

Having firmly established itself as Europe’s largest digital manufacturing show over the past four years, delegations from as far afield as the US, China, South Korea and Japan attend Smart Factory Expo to observe our industrial ecosystem at first hand, joining more than 6,000 visitors from across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Combining European manufacturing’s broadest schedule of free conference content, spread across 12 theatres, with more than 200 world-class exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations, Smart Factory Expo is engineered to act as a springboard to achieving better business outcomes for digitally-minded manufacturers.

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

Designed around the visitor experience, the show’s content is split across eight easy-to-identify ‘Visitor Zones’:

Smart Factory Expo 2019's content is split across eight easy-to-identify ‘Visitor Zones’

Each of these Visitor Zones combines ‘show’ and ‘tell’, with exhibitors clustered around Solution Theatres dedicated to the theme of each zone, enabling you to have conversations on clearly-identified business issues.

Not only do these Solutions Theatres feature presentations on the wave of industry solutions driving the next stage of Industry 4.0 but we also feature small, medium and large manufacturers sharing their digital manufacturing experience.

Smart Factory Expo 2019 - InfographicThis year we are also pleased to announce that the ‘Father of Industry 4.0’, Henrik von Scheel, will be joining us to share his perspective on the future of British manufacturing – speaking in the Smart Factory Solutions Theatre at 3:00pm on 13 November, as well as delivering a full-day workshop on 14 November.

Make sure you and your team don’t miss out on the many exciting opportunities to accelerate your team’s understanding of digital manufacturing – and register for your FREE ticket to attend Smart Factory Expo today: www.digital-manufacturing-week.com/expo


Henrik von Scheel recently spoke to The Manufacturer about where manufacturing is heading – and why UK industry has a long-term competitive advantage. 

Henrik von Scheel: In conversation with the ‘Father of Industry 4.0’