The Future of Making Things

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are some of the phrases being used today to describe a series of game-changing innovations that are changing the way products are manufactured for ever.

“But only 48% of manufacturers consider themselves ready for Industry 4.0.”

To remain competitive, thousands of manufacturers need knowledge, training and state-of-the-art information and communication technology to improve productivity, shorten product development cycles and mass produce customised products as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. They will find all of this and much, much more at Industry 4.0 Summit 2018.

Industry 4.0 Summit – UK’s 1st dedicated Conference & Exhibition to 4.0

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. Comprising an exhibition, conference and plenty of those all-important networking opportunities, Industry 4.0 Summit is not to be missed.

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Co-located with 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 – adjacent to Industry 4.0 Summit, 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.

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If your company sells solutions to make manufacturing smarter, cleaner, and more productive, you should exhibit at Industry 4.0 Summit. Contact: Gary Gilmour. Email:


Have your say at Europe’s first Industry 4.0 gathering of leading manufacturers, government, associations & academia. Contact: Emma Hilditch Email:


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