The Manufacturer Leaders Conference in Liverpool is a sell-out

Posted on 13 Nov 2017 by Jonny Williamson

Conference organiser Nicholas Cox from The Manufacturer today said that demand for tickets to the event, held this week on November 15-16 at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, has exceeded all expectations and he has had to close registrations.

The Manufacturer Leaders Conference 2017 will once again be chaird by Steven Barr - MD of The Manufacturer’s networked expert advisory service – Hennik Edge.
The Manufacturer Leaders Conference 2017 will once again be chaird by Steven Barr – MD of The Manufacturer’s networked expert advisory service – Hennik Edge.

“Unbelievable!” head of event production, Nicholas Cox commented. “It says something about the calibre of The Manufacturer Leaders Conference speakers we have lined up this year that delegates have signed up in such numbers, and so quickly.”

Cox was quick to point out that there are still tickets available for the Smart Factory Expo, which is co-located with the Leaders’ Conference.

“The conference is an all-seating affair, so obviously there had to be a limit on places, but the Smart Factory Expo is still open for pre-registration via the website.”

The Smart Factory Expo will showcase the digital technologies that broadly come together under the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0.

Exhibitors from the UK, US and Europe will be demonstrating how adopting these new technologies can radically improve productivity and profitability for manufacturers large and small.


The Manufacturer has announced that it will be live internet-streaming the content from the Leaders Conference via its own radio station Smart Factory Radio. Hosted by the magazine’s Editorial Director, Nick Peters, Smart Factory Radio will feature interviews with exhibitors, manufacturing experts and special guests, as well as all the content from the conference plenary sessions.

For more details about Smart Factory Radio, and a schedule of what you will be able to hear, and when, click here.

Smart Factory Radio is on Mixlr

The Manufacturer Leaders Conference and Smart Factory Expo are part of Digital Manufacturing Week.

Digital Manufacturing Week consists of four pillars:

Smart Factory Expo will display the very latest technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), sensors, advanced automation, robotics, augmented reality, data capture and data analytics.

Leaders Conference – more than 120 top tier speakers and contributors come together to offer the most comprehensive, enterprise-wide digital manufacturing benchmarking and knowledge sharing experience for industry leaders.

The Top 100 – more than 250 nominated individuals have been narrowed down by our esteemed panel of judges to form The Manufacturer Top 100 2017. The report will be launched at an exclusive drinks reception in Liverpool on 15 November, with every one of the 100 demonstrating everything that is great about UK manufacturing.

The Manufacturer MX Awards – with a combined heritage of more than 40 years, The Manufacturer MX Awards was formed in 2015 by the merger of two of the industry’s existing awards programmes: The Manufacturer of the Year Awards, run by The Manufacturer and the Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The Manufacturer MX Awards is the biggest annual celebration in the industry’s calendar, attracting more than 1,000 attendees, and is the culmination of a rigorous programme designed to provide valuable business improvement advice and feedback from an expert panel of judges.