About Manufacturing & Engineering Week

Celebrating the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation

Every aspect of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week celebrates manufacturing & engineering excellence: expert speakers, industry-shaping influencers, visitors from the best manufacturers around the world and the brightest emerging talent. 

Brimming with cutting edge content, valuable peer-to-peer interaction and the best solutions available, the co-located live events attract over 10,000 manufacturers, engineers, industry leaders and technology solution providers, making it, the largest festival of advanced manufacturing of the year.  

Check out the highlights video from the 2023 event.









What makes Smart Manufacturing &
Engineering Week different?


Impressive Scale

Co-located events, Design & Engineering Expo, Smart Factory Expo, Maintec, Drives & Controls, Fluid Power & Sysems and Air-tech plus other related shows at the same venue on the same days deliver the widest level of content and business engagement for the UK’s industrial sector.​


Important Timing

In a post-pandemic, post-Brexit world, manufacturing and engineering have never been more important to the UK economy. The event is the perfect place for professionals to secure the right partners to keep them competitive and grow the UK sector.


Experienced Team

Researched and Produced by The Manufacturer and with input from 50+ more leading industry partners, means the team behind Smart Manufacturing Week really understand what is important to the sector to help you achieve optimum results. 

Advisory council

Advisory Council

The industry advisory Council chaired by Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO of Make UK, meet regularly to help steer our content programme and the direction of our events, making sure they cover the most topical subjects and benefit all participating companies equally.

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week Incorporating:


  • “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