Why Visit?

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 FREE TO ATTEND co-located live events attract over 12,500 manufacturers, engineers, industry leaders and technology solution providers, making it, the largest festival of advanced manufacturing of the year.  

12,500+

ATTENDEES

200+

SPEAKERS

450+

EXHIBITORS

2

DAYS

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week Incorporating:

2 Halls Packed with Content & Features

exhibition

World Class Exhibition

450+ cutting edge suppliers across 2 halls provide the latest solutions across the design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance arenas. All the big brands will be present alongside the most exciting start ups breaking onto the scene.

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workshop

Practical Solution Theatres

The solutions theatres feature a wide range of supplier led presentations which deliver practical solutions to immediate design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance problems. Get the answers from the experts in real time. 

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keynote theatre

Conferences & Summits

Attend practical case study based sessions, technical presentations, panel discussions and debates delivered by key high-level experts from the world of smart factory manufacturing, design engineering and maintenance engineering.

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More than just an exhibition

Guitar Legends

Guitar Legends

COMPETITION TIME!

Fancy winning a 3d printed guitar? Come to play a 'classic' intro to a song (Think Stairway to Heaven or Sweet Child of Mine) or a classic guitar solo in the recording booth at the event.  Winner will be presented live at the show at the end of each day.

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Cyber Security Trail

Cyber Security Trail

The manufacturing sector is now the most targeted for cyber attacks with risks only likely to broaden with increasing digitisation.

Discover how to defend yourself from these attacks by following the dedicated cyber trail with key solution providers and demonstrations.

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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 Manufacturer’s 265k audience, the wider industrial community, and judged by our esteemed judging panel.

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Closed Door Summits

Closed Door Summits

Are you a senior player in the manufacturing industry? Upgrade your free visitor pass and attend one of our summits: 

- Industrial Data Summit
- Manufacturing Automation & Robotics Summit
- Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit

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Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Join us for our networking drinks party. Unwind and interact with other manufacturing and engineering sector professionals and peers who share your interests. 

A Carbon Neutral Event

A Carbon Neutral Event

In 2024, we will once again run the event - carbon neutral.  Find out more about our plan here to accomplish this goal.

1 tree will be planted for every visitor that attends!

Immersive Experiences

Immersive Experiences

There are loads of fun things to do while you are onsite to make the experience memorable. Check out the latest simulators and be sure to take part in the Guitar Legends Competition!

Hosted Buyers Programme

Hosted Buyers Programme

Our specialist match making partners from the Connect+ Team will be on hand to connect visitors with the exhibitors they want to meet, to ensure they most efficient use of their time.
Book a stand 

Book a stand 

We have stands to suit all budgets. There is no other platform that can connect you face to face with a focused audience of buyers. Reserve space today.

Book a stand

Speak on stage 

Speak on stage 

Speak in one of the workshop theatres or sponsor one of the high-level conferences. Get in touch now if you are interested in speaking - spaces are limited. 

Speak in a theatre

Want to attend? 

Want to attend? 

Visitor passes are FREE and provide access to all colocated events including Smart Factory Expo, Design & Engineering Expo, Maintec and the new Drives & Controls Zone.

Register your interest