Dates: April 4-5, 2017 | Register here
 starting from GBP 595,-
Location: Manchester, The United Kingdom

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, the Internet of Things, the Smart Factory. It is a reality. It is happening. Are companies ready? Are you prepared? How can I understand it and implement it?

‘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 forever. Whilst 83% of UK manufacturers are planning to invest in automation and control systems in the future, only 48% of manufacturers across Europe consider themselves ready for the future. 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.

The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading international summit for leaders in Industry 4.0. Over two days they will have presentations from 40 leading experts on 4.0, IIoT, smart manufacturing with plenty of case studies of industry 4.0 in action. If you want to understand how this impacts your business, you need to be at this event.

Can you afford to ignore this revolution?

April 2017 will see two major manufacturing events hosted in the UK – Industry 4.0 Summit and the Factories of the Future Expo. Showcasing hundreds of innovations to help manufacturers digitize and upgrade operations, Industry 4.0 will revolutionse manufacturing. Get involved and understand how you should be digitailsing your operations.

Get an understanding of government strategy. If you’re a CEO or business owner, get a better understanding on how business models can be adapted for your business. If you’re a SME, come and learn from SMEs who have already adopted industry 4.0 across their operations.

300 conference attendees are expected to join the Summit and this will run alongside the Factories of the Future Expo.

Featured Conference Topics

  • Government strategy
  • Industry 4.0 case studies
  • Business models
  • Ensuring the security of the industrial internet
  • Data sharing & interpretation to make real informed decisions
  • Factories of the Future
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Technology-driven disruption in operations
  • Turning Ideas into Reality – one manufacturer’s journey
  • Cognitive Manufacturing
  • Human-centered production
  • Realise Innovation with Digital Manufacturing
  • IoT-enabled Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Capturing real value from industry 4.0

The exhibition

The summit is aiming for 60 companies to showcase the latest cutting edge technology & services geared for Industry 4.0 and the modern factory. Exhibitors include Bosch Rexroth, Schneider Elecrtric, Dassault Systemes, Rockwell Automation, K3 Syspro, Panduit, Mitsubishi Electric, SMC, Weidmuller and many more automation & technology companies.

The conference

The UK’s first dedicated Industry 4.0 conference of leading manufacturers, technology leaders, consultants, government, associations & academia. What are the issues? What are the opportunities? How can it shape your business? They are aiming for 300 conference delegates who will keen to learn, debate and drive this industry forward.

Open Technology Forum

Learn about the latest innovations & technology at the Open Technology Forum from the experts. They will have 20 presentations in a specially designed 100 seater auditorium in the main exhibition hall, which are free-to-attend for exhibition visitors.

Women in industry 4.0

A luncheon & networking event for women involved in shaping the 4th industrial revolution.

Evening reception

Conference attendees, speakers & exhibitors will be invited to visit the wonderful Manchester Museum of Science & Industry for an evening of relaxation and entertainment, as well as other planned networking events.

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