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Manufacturing Leaders Summit


Our Unique Discussion Table Format

Manufacturing Leaders’ 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.

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.

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.

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

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


What does the future of your manufacturing business look like?

The world has changed, and so too must manufacturing.

Supply chain resilience, robotics and process automation, AI, innovation, sustainability, changing markets, remote working – there are a multitude of areas that manufacturers can focus on to seize competitive advantage in an unprecedented era.

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit aims to inform manufacturers on how to develop their business models in a practical manner. The event brings together leading professionals to share their experience and knowledge on making the most of the challenges we face and the opportunities that exist to ensure the future growth of manufacturing.

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

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


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.

Rashitha Jayasekara

Chief of Digital

Helen Anderson

Supply Chain Manager

Alex Roberts

Head of Manufacturing

Suresh Daniel

Data and Architecture Integration Officer

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."




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