This week is the 30th anniversary of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the latest smartphone innovations will be announced.

Running from Monday to Thursday, it features the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile phone industry and a conference for mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.

In 2016 it attracted 101,000 people from more than 200 countries around the world.

BusinessCloud’s next event will take place on March 7, and will look at the use of technology in manufacturing.

The UK’s manufacturers have been tasked with becoming the engine room of the country’s post-Brexit economy.

A weak pound, rising energy prices, increases in the cost of raw materials and general political uncertainty have led to businesses looking towards technology as the catalyst for increased productivity and efficiency gains.

When the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney predicted that 15 million British jobs could be replaced by robots, the world took notice - but manufacturers have been leading the way in automation for years.

The breakfast event is sponsored by DLA Piper and Jumpstart and runs from 7.30 to 9.30am. Join the discussion on Twitter at #manufacturingtech.

This week

Monday 27 February - Thursday 2 March: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona more info

Tuesday 28 February: GP Bullhound MWC Reception, Barcelona  more info

Tuesday 28 February: Leeds: the SMART city of the future, Leeds more info

Wednesday 1 March: CitySession: Tech North Digital Showcase 2017, Manchester more info

Wednesday 1 March: HealthTech North, Leeds more info

Wednesday 1 March: Action for Business Stockport more info

Wednesday 1 March: The Innovation Network, Leeds more info

Wednesday 1 March: dotmailer Summit, London more info

Thursday 2 March: Founders' Network: The Summit, Sheffield more info

Friday 3 March: Women In Business Awards, Liverpool more info

Next week

Monday 6 March: QuickBooks Connect, London more info

Tuesday 7 March: Tech in Manufacturing, Manchester more info

Wednesday 8 March: International Women's Day: Women in Tech, Liverpool more info

Two weeks

Tuesday 14 March: CyberUK 2017, Liverpool more info

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March: Data Centre World, London more info

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March: Smart IoT London more info

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March: Cloud Expo Europe, London more info

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March: Big Data World, London more info

Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 March: Cloud Security Expo, London more info

Thursday 16 March: AI+VR Rise, London more info

Three weeks

Wednesday 22 March: Smart Cities and Communities: Achieving Smart Urban Growth, Manchester more info

Wednesday 22 March: Pro-Manchester Business Conference 2017, Manchester more info

Wednesday 22 March: Devops Summit 2017, London more info

Thursday 23 March: How tech has changed the face of PR and marketing, Manchester more info

Thursday 23 March: Virtual and Augmented Reality Showcase, London more info

Friday 24 March: Property and Construction Networking Lunch, Hotel Football, Manchester more info

Later

Tuesday 28 March: Unlocked Manchester cyber security conference more info

Wednesday 19 April: Lancashire Powerhouse, Lytham St Annes more info