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Top 5 manufacturing events to attend in 2024

Events serve as invaluable opportunities to expand your network, stay abreast of industry trends, and gather insights applicable to your professional endeavours. However, justifying time away from the office necessitates careful selection of the events you attend.

To aid in this decision-making process, we’ve curated a list of the top events for 2024 and outlined who from your team should accompany you.


1. Future of Manufacturing conference: Manufacturers’ Alliance

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Date: 15th May, 2024

Location: Bolton

Ideal for you if: The event boasts an impressive line-up of speakers focusing on pivotal topics such as culture change in manufacturing businesses and emerging technologies. It’s an ideal fit for those seeking valuable insights and actionable plans. If you prefer genuine discussions over fluff and appreciate being surrounded by like-minded individuals with aligned intentions, this event is for you.

Might not be for you if: Note that a small fee is required for attendance to ensure quality participation. If you’re not fully committed to attending, this event may not be the best fit for you.

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2. Smart manufacturing and engineering week

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Date: 5-6th June, 2024

Location: NEC, Birmingham

Ideal for you if: You’re eager to explore different technological solutions and engage with providers. Spread over two days and completely free, it offers flexibility for casual attendance.

Might not be for you if: You prefer more personal interactions and aren’t looking to invest in new technology right now.

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3. Siemens Transform

Date: 17-18 July

Location: Manchester Central

Ideal for you if: You want to hear from and collaborate with industry experts, experience transformative technology in the live marketplace, and work with an expert community to solve real-world challenges.

Covering topics from AI to the industrial metaverse and decarbonisation, co-create tangible solutions to make your organisation more competitive, resilient and sustainable, and become part of a community solving today’s most pressing challenges, together.

Might not be for you if: Technology isn’t a real priority for your business.

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NAtional Manufacturing Day

4. National Manufacturing Day 

Date: 26th September

Location: Various

Ideal for you if:  You’re seeking career opportunities and interested in exploring a wide range of highly skilled and well-paid jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturers across the UK will be opening their doors to showcase the diverse career opportunities available in the manufacturing industry. This event offers attendees the chance to gain firsthand insight into the innovative technologies, processes, and career paths within manufacturing.

Might not be for you if: You are not interested in exploring career opportunities in manufacturing.

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5. Manufacturing & Engineering North EastBIG EVENT: Manufacturing & Engineering North East, 8-9 July

Date: 28th November

Location: Motors Arena, Newcastle

Ideal for you if: You’re interested in discovering new design and manufacturing innovations from providers in the North East region. This event brings together industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to showcase cutting-edge technologies and solutions shaping the future of manufacturing in the North East.

Might not be for you if: You prefer more intimate events.

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