DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK RETURNS WITH 5-DAY ONLINE FESTIVAL EVENT

by Ian Hughes
26th August 2020

Europe’s largest festival of advanced manufacturing usually takes place annually in Liverpool City Region, this year, due to the global covid-19 pandemic, the forthcoming 2020 event will be held online, but this change is simply a new modification that is only set to expand and enhance what was already a hugely ambitious and super-advanced event. 

Taking place from the 9-13 November 2020, Digital Manufacturing Week is a celebration of advanced manufacturing that attracts thousands of manufacturers every year, bringing together ideas, experience and energy across a range of events engineered to support their digital transformation journeys.

Digital Manufacturing Week 2020 will enable people to join and meet with over 10,000 peers from manufacturing, digital and tech companies on the festival’s interactive virtual engagement platform. Delegates will benefit from shared insights, global best practice and expert content to help you redefine their business model to drive design innovation, operational efficiencies and optimise supply chains.

This years online event will also reflect on the challenges facing UK manufacturing today, in a post-pandemic world and the great skill with which manufacturers will need to meet these challenges. Founder and Chair of Digital Manufacturing Week, Lord Bilimoria CBE, said:

“We launched Digital Manufacturing Week in recognition of that which drives this industry: the technology and the skills that ultimately makes its way to end users, such as hospitals and businesses, who in turn share that technology and knowledge with one another. It is inspiring and it is important.”

“We have phenomenal capabilities in this country and fantastic universities, and if we have the confidence in our people in industry, (then) that will enable us to deal with any political uncertainty, challenges of adaptability, skills and education that must be negotiated as we move forward.”

WHAT IS DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK?

Digital Manufacturing Week is an international festival of advanced manufacturing, researched and produced by ‘The Manufacturer’ magazine. Billed as a huge learning opportunity, the five-day event will this year comprise of dozens of manufacturing events and feature hundreds of seminars.

Digital Manufacturing Week provides manufacturers with the confidence to navigate the increasingly complex field of digital manufacturing through clear, practical and engaging sessions that enable delegates to truly understand how their business can utilise new technologies available to them.

Digital Manufacturing Week exists to fast-track the UK’s adoption of industry 4.0 technologies and solutions and to dramatically increase the pace of the UK’s impending digitalisation.

WHO ARE THE DELEGATES?

The previous physical events welcomed more than 6,000 visitors across to Exhibition Centre Liverpool, consisting of manufacturing professionals across all sectors, industry leaders and digitally minded business people, looking for new solutions to success. The event also welcomes strong support from the biggest names in the industry, including:

WHAT’S GOING ON THIS YEAR?

This year attendees will participate online from wherever they are in the world, with live streaming talks from manufacturing CEOs, policy makers, world-leading academia and global technology leaders. They’ll chat and connect with each other through the bespoke and immersive virtual event environment, and then engage with some of the world’s most influential companies and fastest growing start-up’s.

THIS YEAR’S TOPICS:

WHAT WILL THE EVENT DELIVER?

This year’s Digital Manufacturing Week will help delegates to:

ACCELERATE CONNECTIONS

Digital Manufacturing Week’s data-based matchmaking considers products, technology and specialisms, target markets, and current connections to match delegates with the right audience. The event’s speed networking time-boxed chats with manufacturing decision-makers from all over the world mean lead generations are fast-tracked and get delegates immediately get in contact with the right person.

RECEIVE MATCH MADE SESSIONS & SOLUTIONS

Algorithms will suggest content sessions and solution providers based on industry interests to ensure delegates find the live stream talks and exhibition booths of most benefit to them.

ENJOY CURATED EXPERIENCES

With more than 250 speakers and 200 solution providers presenting five days of exciting talks, roundtables and workshops, there is a lot to choose from. The event’s curated visitor trails will help delegates navigate Digital Manufacturing Week and discover the right solutions for them, ensuring they don’t miss a thing.

TAKE PART IN VIDEO CHATS

Nothing can replicate the authenticity and excitement of a face to face conversation. Digital Manufacturing Week will enable delegates to chat one on one with new contacts online or hold a group conversation with likeminded attendees, just as you would on Zoom.

Digital Manufacturing Week presents a number of different components under, across its five-days:

 

SMART FACTORY EXPO

Smart Factor Expo 2020

Always a highlight, Digital Manufacturing Week’s Smart Factory Expo provides a platform for digitally-savvy manufacturers to meet world-leading solution providers and their partner ecosystems; digital manufacturing specialists, tech start-ups, consultants and a selection of award-winning manufacturers, that are setting the standard and pace for entire industries.

Centred around six key themes of ‘inspire’ ‘connect’ ‘benchmark’ ‘discover’ ‘experience’ and ‘source’. Smart Factory Expo provides an immersive and revelling look at the future of manufacturing, across all industries, under one roof, with practical demonstrations and advice and support.

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MANUFACTURING LEADERS’ SUMMIT  (9-12 November 2020)

There has never been a more important time for manufacturing leaders to get together, learn from one another, and look to redefine their business models. Specifically designed for senior professionals responsible for the development of manufacturing businesses including data, technology and innovation, or those looking for new ideas to bring into their business model, this event will help delegates futureproof their manufacturing business for the next decade.

Bursting with contributions from some of the biggest names in manufacturing today, including Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover and Caterpillar inc, The Manufacturing Leader’s Summit works to help board-level decision making adapt and change to achieve success through thought-leadership roundtables focussed on growth and innovation, with expert discussion groups covering everything from nanotechnology to big data and information security to supply chain and logistics.

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THE MANUFACTURER TOP 100 (11 November)

The Manufacturer Top 100 are the most dynamic leaders and innovators in manufacturing, as nominated by The Manufacturer’s 265k-strong audience, the wider industrial community, and judged by an esteemed judging panel featuring leaders of industry, academic institutions and manufacturing associations.

Now in its seventh year, The Manufacturer Top 100 project publicly recognises the heroes of UK manufacturing, those who stand out for their contribution to changing the face of industry; finding new markets; making a marked investment in people, processes, technology and customers, or for making an impact disproportionate to their years.

Once again, Digital Manufacturing Week’s organisers have scoured  are the length and breadth of the nation to find 100 of the greatest people working in manufacturing today; 100 unique and uplifting stories of struggle, grit, determination, and success against all the odds, personal tales of individuals helping to change popular perceptions of careers in manufacturing and draw young people into sector.

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WHY SHOULD YOU REGISTER TO ATTEND?

At its heart, Digital Manufacturing Week is all about business growth. It works to help businesses sharpen their competitive advantage, through access to the latest technologies. It encourages people to network and find partners, evaluate their own business set-up and develop better ways to run and accelerate their business. In short, it’s a fantastic event for any forward-looking business who sees the world changing and wants to keep pace.

IN CLOSING

Robots, AI, bio-tech, nanomaterials, 3D printing and fusions of the physical and digital world. Digital Manufacturing hs the power to change the world and help all industries get back on their feet, following the covid-19 pandemic.

Yes, The fast-paced change of the second machine age can often seem like a scary place. But forward-looking and fearless events like Digital Manufacturing Week, demystify and humanise their industry in a way that makes even the most technical and scary-sounding advancement sound like the fantastic opportunities they are.

You cannot stand in the way of progress, but you can go along for the ride and Digital Manufacturing Week always presents one incredible journey.

Register for free now at digital-manufacturing-week.com

 

Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Marketing Manager
26th August 2020

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