The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo

The Digital Manufacturing Show

This event is the biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK - a revolution in manufacturing agility, innovation and thinking.

In addition to over 125 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors, the event includes:

  • Technology Zones: Smart Factory, Industrial Automation, Industrial Internet and Digital Transformation - focusing your time spent at the expo
  • Mentor Clinics: Drop-in 15 minute consultations for manufacturers seeking advice and vendors offering solutions
  • Innovation Alley: Showcasing manufacturing innovation from around the UK
  • Solutions Theatres: Conference-style learning opportunities for your entire team

EEF's Technology Training Centre Director, Neil Withey, will be speaking in the Industrial Automation Solution Theatre on the 15th November at 13:30. He will look at human interface versus automation, what kind of trends and developments in future manufacturing work can be expected, and what skills and leadership capabilities are required to support factories of the future.  

Our Chief Economist, Lee Hopley, will also be speaking at the associated Leaders Conference. For more information, please visit

Who should attend?

  • EEF members and non-members
  • CEOs/MDs
  • Operations Directors
  • Continuous Improvement/Productivity
  • Supply Chain

Why attend?

  • Discover the latest innovation in your industry
  • Network with over 4,000 of your peers
  • Generate quality leads
  • Source cutting edge products and services

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