Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo 2018
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Posted to News on 29th Nov 2017, 16:52

Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo 2018

Registration is open for a set of events taking place in Manchester on 28 February and 1 March 2018 to help small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) learn about, adopt and benefit from Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo 2018

Industry 4.0 Summit

Described as the UK's premier Industry 4.0 event, the Industry 4.0 Summit brings together leaders from government, industry associations, academia and leading manufacturers to look at the latest developments in advanced manufacturing.

Speakers include GE Digital, Bosch Rexroth, Intel, Babcock, Meggitt, KTN, GKN and IBM to name a few.

Industry 4.0 Academia Summit

A key feature of the Industry 4.0 Summit is the Industry 4.0 Academia Summit. Manufacturing experts Professor Paulo Bartolo and Dr Carl Diver, from The University of Manchester, recently announced Industry 4.0 Academia, which will run in collaboration with the Industry 4.0 Summit.

Factories of the Future Expo

Running parallel to the Industry 4.0 Summit, the second Factories of the Future Expo will showcase the latest products, solutions and service providers for Industry 4.0, IIoT and smart manufacturing. Covering automation, robotics, software, sensors, connectors and cybersecurity, over 70 companies exhibited at the inaugural event.

Open Technology Forum

Visitors to the free-to-attend Factories of the Future Expo will be able to hear from companies at the forefront of Industry 4.0 developments and see case studies at the Open Technology Forum, which is sponsored by Intel.

Digital Innovation Challenge

The Digital Innovation Challenge, in association with the University of Manchester, aims to showcase and recognise the capabilities of students in digital innovation. A prize of 2500 will be awarded to the individual or team that presents the best innovation to meet any challenge relating to Industry 4.0 (Smart Manufacturing).

More reasons to attend...

Admission to Factories of the Future Expo is FREE but pre-registration is strongly urged. Manchester Central Convention Complex is easily accessible by road and rail.

Although there is a charge to attend the two-day Industry 4.0 Summit, if you book by 23 December you can take advantage of the early bird price.

Register now at

Co-located with Future Logistics Summit & Expo

The Future Logistics Summit & Expo is an opportunity for the manufacturing industry to get together to share ideas and experiences regarding the digitalisation of logistics.

The two-day summit considers the current challenges facing the manufacturing industry while the two-day Expo showcases the latest technologies to make logistics smarter, connected and more efficient. For more information, go to

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