The Festival of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Where change-makers can find insights, solutions & connections for their manufacturing & engineering projects.

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Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week incorporates a series of live events over 2 days at the NEC:

DISCOVER | DEVELOP | DISRUPT 

Celebrating the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week returns in June 2025 and is designed to help support the sector in all stages of their smart manufacturing and engineering journeys.

Brimming with expert content, valuable peer to peer interaction and the best products and services available, it is the largest UK festival of advanced manufacturing and engineering of the year, showcasing cutting-edge innovations in hardware and software and solutions to the current industry challenges being faced.

Keep your finger on the pulse of developments in the sector, discover what our immersive tech-driven event will hold in 2025.

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Exclusive Live Events

THE HOME OF AIR-TECH INNOVATION

Air-Tech offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the compressed air, generators, and vacuum market to connect with a highly targeted audience of manufacturers, distributors and end-users worldwide..

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THE HOME OF ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

Drives and Controls represents the multi-tasking culture of today's design engineer, covering critical areas such as energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, power transmission, robotics, automation and much more all under one roof. 

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POWERING FLUID INNOVATION

Fluid Power & Systems, is the only UK exhibition focused on hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for the industrial and mobile markets showcasing products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics. 

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JOIN THE DIGITAL MANUFACTURING REVOLUTION

Smart Factory Expo is the industry’s leading manufacturing exhibition showcasing the latest digital innovations in technology, processes and thinking behind Industry 4.0.

Whatever the stage of your digital journey, see all the technologies enabling the industrial revolution under one roof, hear the latest best practices and strategies and connect with like-minded peers!

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#1 MAINTENANCE, RELIABILITY AND ASSET MANAGEMENT EVENT

Maintec is the longest standing exhibition for the predictive maintenance, reliability and asset management industry.

Throughout its 40 year+ history, the event has continued to meet the needs of the maintenance engineer focusing on uptime and the tools, innovation, technology and people that support it.

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ENGINEERING THE FUTURE

Design & Engineering Expo is made for designers and engineering professionals from all tiers of the supply chain looking to reduce costs, streamline and optimise future strategy.

With innovation at its heart, the 2-day, free to attend, event will allow attendees to uncover the latest technologies, learn from those breaking engineering boundaries and connect with suppliers to gain a competitive edge.

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MANUFACTURING DIGITALISATION SUMMIT

UK's digital-minded manufacturers gather to discuss technology's role in improving competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability. 

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INDUSTRIAL DATA & AI SUMMIT

UK's top manufacturing data professionals event, discussing data's role in business, empowering efficiency cost reduction, and data-driven decisions.

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AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS ACCELERATOR SYMPOSIUM

Automation and Robotics Accelerator Symposium is where automation-minded manufacturing executives from across the sector discuss best practices and share knowledge on implementation and optimisation of automation and robotics in their businesses.

The Symposium is a half-day event taking place at Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week on 6 June at the NEC, Birmingham

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What makes Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week different?

1 Week, 9 events

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week brings the entire community together for a festival of innovation featuring a dynamic, interactive series of digital and live events to inspire, inform and entertain. 

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12,500+ attendees

It is the largest UK festival of advanced manufacturing and engineering of the year, with over 12,500 manufacturers, designers, maintenance engineers, industry leaders and technology solution providers in attendance.

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  • Siemens
  • Eriks

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2024 Speaker line up!

Take a look at a selection of speakers from 2024. Full the full list, click here >

  • “There has never been a more important time for our sector to pull together and to work together, to create a shared agenda and Manufacturing and Engineering Week will do exactly that. I am delighted to be part of the M&E Week Advisory Board and that MAKE UK are a partner for this groundbreaking event.”
    Stephen Phipson CBE
    Chief Executive, MAKE UK
  • "We thoroughly recommend this show for any company supplying the manufacturing sector. It's a great opportunity to showcase your product as well as catch up with all the latest advances in manufacturing. Great event, location and attendee profile."
    Janet Redman
    Commercial Director - FLAGS Software Limited
  • "An excellent event for all UK and other manufacturing countries. Professionally managed, consistent service. An ideal event to reach potential customers as well as partners."
    Richard Taylor-Colville
    Head of Sales & Commercial Operations - Zeta Motion
  • "Met a number of potential new customers, learnt about innovations and trends in UK manufacturing and made some interesting connections."
    Lorraine Chapman
    Marketing Manager EMEA - SugarCRM
  • "The Design & Engineering Expo was a fantastic opportunity to connect with the manufacturing and engineering community. It is exciting to see so many organisations open to innovative solutions. This event is a serious eye-opener for the future of engineering."
    Oliver Large
    Digital Marketing Lead - Theorem Solutions