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Manufacturing Leaders Summit


What does the future of your manufacturing business look like?

Sustainable digitalisation of manufacturing is changing how products are designed, produced, used, and serviced, just as it’s transforming the operations, processes, and energy footprint of factories and supply chains. 

Digital and physical manufacturing are coming together to encourage innovation, disruption, and business value. Whether you’re trying to grow and innovate your manufacturing operations, enable a deep transformation or expand on your current digital initiatives, Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit will help you determine how and where to concentrate your efforts. 

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

Our unique Discussion Session format allows you to 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.

Learn how to drive innovation, which technologies to deploy and where to head next.


Our Unique Discussion Session Format

You will have the opportunity to choose between 22 Discussion Tables for a 50-minute interactive Q&A, hosted by a world-class manufacturer and a technology expert.

Take a look at the content themes being discussed in these sessions.

Manufacturing Growth

  • Supply Chain Agility/Resilience
  • New Business Models
  • The Workforce Skills of the Future
  • Field Service Automation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Building a Transformation Roadmap
  • Data Driven Supply Chains

Manufacturing Innovation

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Implementing Industry 4.0
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Advanced/Predictive Analytics
  • Carbon Net Zero
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • Digital Twins
  • 5G



Dynamic Keynotes
Hear from a host of international world-class speakers on the main stage from the biggest brands
Insights, Best Practice, Knowlege
Find answers to the biggest issues affecting industry, with over 30 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 attracting the leaders of manufacturing for 14 years - setting the industrial agenda with contributions from the CEOs of UK FT500 companies, 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

Speakers from the following brands include:

Agenda Overview

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Exclusive Preview of Smart Factory Expo
Time to visit the co-located Smart Factory Expo before the official show open. See the hardware and software in action that will drive your business forward in the digital age.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Plenary

Two keynotes & a 5 minute idea delivered by truly inspirational industry leaders.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion Table Session

Deep-dive into your chosen topic with expert discussion leaders and your fellow delegates.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel Debate

A lively discussion with a cross section of manufacturing industry pespectives.  

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Network with colleagues over a delicious hot lunch.
1.15 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Plenary

Two keynotes & a 5 minute idea delivered by truly inspirational industry leaders.

2:00 PM - 3:00PM
Discussion Table Session

Deep-dive into your chosen topic with expert discussion leaders and your fellow delegates.

3:05 PM - 5:00 PM
Smart Factory Expo Visit
Time to visit the co-located Smart Factory Expo. Visit the stands, arrange meetings, join the networking drinks.

What delegates say

Don't just take our word for it - hear from our past attendees
Operations Director, Domino Printing UK
"A very inspiring day at the Manufacturing Leaders' Summit and Smart Factory Expo. Thoroughly recommend it for UK manufacturers wanting to build resilience and develop sustainability and digitalisation strategies"
Chief of Digital Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce
"It was a fantastic event with lots of new ideas and insights. Particularly special after the two years we had. Thank you!"
Electricity & Automation Lead, Nestlé
"Thank you for the opportunity! It was a fantastic event and a privilege to attend, speak and listen! Great discussion points and topics."
Operations Director, Grupo Bimbo UK
"It was a privilege to share knowledge across our network. Thank you: a great event provided by The Manufacturer to strengthen our sector."




Manufacturing Leaders' Summit 2022 Sponsors

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