Sustainability at Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week

Our festival of Industrial Innovation celebrates the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation. As you may be aware, the manufacturing sector is coming under increasing external pressure to achieve sustainability goals. 

This event includes a number of co-located events that cover every stage of the product lifecycle, including design, engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance. Topical insights on the circular economy, reaching net zero, and other hot topics will also be covered.

We have teamed up with ForestNation in order to help make this event carbon neutral.


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In association with our partner Forest Nation, we have have once again calculated the emissions generated from the running of our live shows and to help offset this, have organised the planting of an extra 3,164 trees in our dedicated forest taking the total to 24,847. 1 tree will also be planted for every visitor that attends on the 5 - 6 June at the NEC Birmingham! Do your bit, register now to join us on our sustainability journey!

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Key sessions that touch on Sustainability

At Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024, we heard panel sessions and real-life case studies from those that have already made huge progress towards their net zero goals and found out how to effectively implement sustainable manufacturing techniques to reduce costs and waste, increase productivity, achieve market differentiation and comply with regulations.

See the full 2024 agenda here 

In case you missed it

We recently took part in a podcast, run by the researchers of Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Week, The Manufacturer. This podcast featured Geoff Mackey, UK Country Head at Plastics Europe and our very own, Andrew Frankland, Director of Operations, ForestNation who gave his expert insights on sustainable practices.

Listen to the podcast here