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Marketing Leaders Summit


Our Unique Discussion Table Format

SME Growth Summit is delivered across a variety of keynotes, panel discussions, and topic-specific Discussion Tables, designed to provide the best value and opportunity for learning.

There are four breakout sessions where you will have your choice of 15 Discussion Tables. These 50-minute interactive Q&As are hosted by a world-class manufacturer and a technology expert. 

You choose the topics that are most relevant to you, enabling you to sit next to your peers and topic experts to share challenges, collaboratively develop solutions and have your questions answered first-hand.

Are your people and processes ready to scale? Which financing method is right for your business? Does your reach exceed your grasp?

Dynamic Keynotes
Hear from a host of world-class speakers from inspirational brands on the main stage
Insights, Best Practice, Knowlege
Find answers to the biggest issues affecting industry, with over 20 topics covered across the two days
Peer to Peer Interaction
Share insights with and learn from your fellow delegates in our Discussion Table breakout sessions
See the software and hardware in action at the co-located Smart Factory Expo - Industry's Biggest Digital Manufacturing Show
We've been delivering our flagship events for the leaders of manufacturing for 14 years - setting the industrial agenda with contributions from industry trailblazers, entrepreneurial high-growth ‘Gazelles’, and some of the finest minds from academia
Researched and produced by The Manufacturer - we've been at the heart of the sector providing real insights for almost 30 years

Speaker Highlights

Engaging and experienced industry leaders will come together to host Discussion Tables, deliver keynote presentations & take part in panel debates. They will share their experiences and current plans, in addition to answering your questions.


Doug Knifton

Operations Director


Laura McBrown

Managing Director

DMW 2022 website speaker highlights

Daniel Asprey

Director of Operations

Content Themes

This is the industry event for manufacturing founders, owners and their executive teams – produced to equip them with the ideas, connections and examples they need to scale up their business.

The people, processes and financing that gets start-ups off the ground – are not the same as those that take promising SMEs to the next level.

Manufacturing SME leaders succeed by encountering new and better ways of working – knowing when to bootstrap their
growth, and when to invest into demand.


  • Making Apprenticeships Work
  • Developing Leadership Capabilities
  • Building an Engaged Workforce
  • Embedding Company Cultures & Values
  • Digital Skills
  • Talent Acquisition


  • Automation for Productivity
  • Built to Last: Scalable Systems
  • Sustainability for Competitiveness
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Change Management
  • Risk Management


  • Investment Finance
  • Accessing Grants
  • Export Excellence
  • Growth Through Acquisitions
  • eCommerce
  • Product Innovation
  • Building a Sales Engine

"SME Growth Summit really does allow for some of the best talent to pool ideas and showcase their hard work and liaise for new business relationships. Fantastic opportunities and fortuitous rapports seemed plentiful and I have no doubt next year's show will have even more to offer."



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