Europe’s only events dedicated to the future of manufacturing will run alongside each other in Manchester this April.

Showcasing thousands of innovations to help manufacturers digitise and upgrade operations, these The Industry 4.0 summit and Factories of the Future expo.

 A stellar line-up of speakers from leading companies who recognise the importance of the fourth Industrial Revolution will be sharing their experiences – including Bosch Rexroth, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Unilever, Cisco, IBM, Dassault Systèmes & Airbus.

Gary Gilmour, event director, said:  “To remain competitive, manufacturers of all sizes need knowledge, training and solutions to improve productivity, shorten product development cycles and mass produce customised products as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

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“They will find all of this and much, much more at the Industry 4.0 Summit. Small and medium manufacturers are the lifeblood of the British economy and it is imperative for them to adopt industry 4.0."

The summit promises to address the digitization of manufacturing and the radical transformations taking place in the worldwide manufacturing industry.

Over two days there will be presentations from 40 leading experts on industry 4.0, IoT, smart manufacturing with plenty of case studies of industry in action.

Running parallel, the Factories of the Future expo will showcase the latest products and services for Industry 4.0, IoT, smart factories and advanced manufacturing.

Over 3,000 manufacturing and supply chain professionals from across UK and Europe will attend to see the latest advances in automation, robotics, software, sensors, virtual reality, 3D printing, Big Data, predictive maintenance, human-machine interfaces and many other related areas.

Industry 4.0 and Factories of the Future run from April 4-5 at Manchester Central. For more info, click here