Two events in Manchester on 4-5 April will explore the future of advanced manufacturing, including what factories of the future will look like and why the Industry 4.0 agenda is important for SMEs.
The events, co-located at Manchester Central, will showcase hundreds of innovations and expertise from specialists to help manufacturers digitize and upgrade their operations.
The Industry 4.0 Summit will be the UK’s largest gathering of solution providers, innovators and technology buyers looking to get ready for the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ in global manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 concerns the future of manufacturing as ‘smart factories’ that use complex data, advanced analytics and autonomous cyber communication between machinery or products through the ‘Internet of Things’ to unlock a vast array of new business opportunities and efficiencies.
Keynote speakers include representatives from industry leaders such as Airbus Group, Schneider Electric, Dassault Systems and Bosch Rexroth.
Meanwhile, the free Factory of the Future Expo will explore what industrial production will look like in future years, including demonstrations from 60 leading technology and solution providers, live case studies and policy advice.
The Business Growth Hub will be exhibiting (stand H10) to offer business support for the manufacturing sector. Advisors will be on-hand to discuss smart productivity and processes, new product development, operational excellence and lean manufacturing, supply chain management, and more.
Clients of the Business Growth Hub are eligible for a 30 per cent discount on delegate passes for the Industry 4.0 Summit using the code IND4BGH.
There will be a specific briefing during the event on 4 April to help SME factories in Greater Manchester look at the practical implications of Industry 4.0. To book onto this briefing, click here.