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Industry 4.0 Summit returns to Manchester

Hosted in Manchester – the world’s first industrial city with the first factories and the first industrial estate – Industry 4.0 Summit will be UK’s largest gathering of solution providers, innovators and technology buyers looking to get ready for this step-change in global manufacturing.

The Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company, is delighted to be attending the second Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo on Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March – an event dedicated to the future of manufacturing.

Comprising an exhibition, conference and networking opportunities, Industry 4.0 Summit is not to be missed. 

Day One includes keynote addresses from Government and industry leaders, plus the implementation of robotics applications, personalised supply chains and technology-driven disruption. Day Two covers the implementation of industry 4.0 projects, including three great examples of deployment by manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The Summit closes with a wide-ranging debate on the broader impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing and the wider economy, with the Hub's Manufacturing Services Manager, Anne Campion, amongst the panellists.

Full programme

Attendees will have the chance to get involved in more specific knowledge sharing during the Industry Round Tables, seek technical advice at the Open Technology Forum, and walk around the Factories of the Future Expo to talk to leading technology and solutions providers including Bosch Rexroth, Intel, Elisa, Omron, and many more.

At the Growth Company stand, positioned near the main entrance, you’ll be able to talk to specialists from the Business Growth Hub’s manufacturing service team, GC – Education & Skills, GC International Trade, and MIDAS as well as Trafford Fab Lab.

Knowledge Transfer Network will be holding Innovation Clinics on their stand at the Expo and Intel will also be bringing their IoT Solutions Workshop to the event.

Factories of the Future Expo

What will the new factory look like? Technology is moving fast – what will industrial production look like 10-20 years from now? How will current factories compete with new factories that use next generation communication systems and concepts?

Comprising a dedicated exhibition and a series of free seminars – the Open Technology Forum – the Factories of the Future Expo will allow factory owners, plant managers and manufacturing heads to discover the latest smart technologies and services available for them to successfully compete for the next 20 years of production.

To find out more, click here: Factories of the Future Expo

Future Logistics Expo and Summit

This year’s event also features a Future Logistics Summit and Expo, dedicated to the ‘next frontier’ in transport and logistics: the Digitisation of Logistics. From robotics to sensors, from autonomous vehicles to augmented reality, the event will look at the ground-breaking developments and solutions in the logistics market, and the fast-evolving next-generation of technology.

The Future Logistics Summit will look at how manufacturers will be delivering their products and managing their supply chain over the next 10 years, via road, rail, air and sea.

To find out more, click here: Future Logistics Summit

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