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2024 content agenda

2024 content agenda

Free-to-attend presentations are delivered by manufacturing and engineering experts covering Design & Innovation, Maintenance, IIoT & Connectivity, Digital Transformation, Data & AI, Fluid Power & Air-Tech. Through a series of case studies, interviews and panels, discover the industry latest first-hand.

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SME Zone

SME Zone

Our dedicated Zone for SMEs will offer visitors a unique opportunity to find out more about the exhibitor solutions to the issues that face the Manufacturing & Engineering sector, particularly focused on SMEs.

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Live Music & Drinks

Live Music & Drinks

Gather round the Headline stage to hear our guest band the Shadow Monkeys play during the networking party! Enjoy a drink on us with your peers to wind down after a busy day.

Kicking off from 4.30pm in hall 5!

Connect+ Live

Connect+ Live

Our specialist Hosted Buyer Programme partners will be on hand to connect visitors with the exhibitors they want to meet, to ensure the most efficient use of their time.

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Guitar Competition

Guitar Competition

Ready to showcase your guitar talents to the world? Play a classic intro to a song in our recording booth and be in with a chance to win a bespoke 3D printed guitar!

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VIP Programme

VIP Programme

Reserved for senior players, our VIP programme is a place for you to network with your peers away from the busy show floor. Including VIP lounge access.

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Cyber Trail

Cyber Trail

Discover how to defend against cyber attacks by connecting with cyber security specialists providing valuable strategies to implement to keep your business safe and secure.

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Top 100 Awards

Top 100 Awards

An evening event celebrating years of inspirational industry leaders and publicly recognising the heroes of UK Manufacturing, nominated by the industrial community.

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Directors' Forum

Directors' Forum

Focused roundtable discussions about the realities of running a manufacturing business providing the best opportunity for open insight into real and current business issues.

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Automation & Robotics Accelerator Symposium

Automation & Robotics Accelerator Symposium

The 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.
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Industrial Data & AI Summit

Industrial Data & AI Summit

UK’s most senior gathering of manufacturing data professionals – created to ensure that data-minded manufacturers can come together for the sixth year to talk about the role of data and analytics in their business. 

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Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit

Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit

Find out how digital technologies and processes (such as IT/OT convergence, AI, machine learning, IoT, 5G, digital twins, automation & advanced analytics) improve competitiveness & profitability.

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Manufacturers of the Future

Manufacturers of the Future

Our dedicated STEM afternoon enables students and apprentices about to take the first step into their careers to engage with the rapidly evolving world of manufacturing.

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Dedicated Visitor Trails

Dedicated Visitor Trails

Crafted by our team to ensure you meet all exhibitors relevant to your needs, the visitor trails will guide you perfectly through the halls and put you where you need to be,

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Maintenance Safety Trail

Maintenance Safety Trail

Review the latest health and safety products and services suitable for the industrial maintenance environment.

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Enginuity Skills Awards 2024

Enginuity Skills Awards 2024

We are delighted to announce that the 10th annual Enginuity Skills Awards will be taking place as part of Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week!

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Best of British Showcase

Best of British Showcase

Join us in a celebration of domestic manufacturing, featuring world-beating new designs, innovative modes of manufacture, products that redefine categories, and export successes that plant the flag in overseas markets. 

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IfM Masterclasses

IfM Masterclasses

Designed to challenge and extend your thinking in relation to some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities you and your organisation face.

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FANUC WorldSkills Qualifiers

FANUC WorldSkills Qualifiers

Taking place at the show is an amazing opportunity for young people to compete and find their passion in the world of robotics.

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education, and governments. Together, they are raising standards in apprenticeships and technical education to enable more young people get the best start in work and life.

They are working with FANUC to host qualifiers for this year's Industrial Robotics competition at Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week!

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ThrustWSH Project to be showcased at Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week!

The ThrustWSH project is the follow on from the team’s previous World Record projects – the 1983 Thrust2 World Land Speed record 633mph, the 1997 ThrustSSC first ever supersonic land speed record 763mph and the 1000MPH BloodhoundSSC project which was lost due to non payment of a formal grant offer. They will be doing an exclusive showcase at the show!

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