The Digital Manufacturing Show 2017
The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo & Leaders Conference
Smart Factory Expo, the UK’s biggest tech for manufacturing exhibition, moves to Liverpool on 15-16 November at Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
The North West is the UK’s biggest industrial region – and a global centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing. Digital technology is creating a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as companies are able to increase their agility, productivity and innovation.
Smart Factory Expo
Smart Factory Expo will attract over 4,000 manufacturing professionals – and features a special ‘Young Manufacturer’ afternoon showcasing manufacturing as a career for anyone aged 16-21 considering an industrial and looking to learn more about digital manufacturing.
For the region’s manufacturers, Smart Factory Expo is:
- Dedicated Exhibition Zones – Industrial Automation, Digital Transformation, Smart Factories, Industrial Internet
- Free conference content – 96 presentations from world-class manufacturers and technology experts over two days
- Innovation Alley – lifting the lid on the UK’s manufacturing tech startup scene
- Hack & Pitch – real engineers, tackling real problems, in real time!
To register to attend - click here.
The Manufacturer Leaders Conference
The Manufacturer Leaders Conference brings together more than 600 industry leaders for the ninth year sharing experience and strategies to capitalise on the latest wave of disruptive innovation known as 4IR. Offering an enterprise wide benchmarking tool for ambitious manufacturers.
For businesses wishing to leverage 4IR this covers:
- Supply chain and operations innovation
- Smart design and innovation
- Automation and connected factories
- IIoT and big data
- The CEO’s strategy
To register to attend – click here.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.
The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park has 1,600 secure, covered spaces, and there are more car parks within five minutes’ walk. The Waterfront Car Park is signposted “Waterfront” on the city-wide “available parking spaces” signs. These signs provide live information as to the number of available spaces. Fees operate on a sliding scale as follows:
£2 for up to 1 hour
£5 for up to 2 hours
£7 for up to 5 hours
£10 for up to 9 hours
£15 for up to 24 hours
More information on driving to Exhibition Centre Liverpool and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
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Liverpool is a vibrant, modern city, proud of its rich heritage and renowned for its friendly people. Visit Liverpool and enjoy everything it has to offer. Here is just a sample of what's available.
Pullman Liverpool Hotel
This 4* Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in the city. Just a 30 second walk from the venue, join us for pre or post show dinner or drinks in the elegant and cosmopolitan Dukes Restaurant and Bar.Visit website
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a 4 star hotel located within walking distance of the venue, in the ideal location for your visit to Liverpool. The hotel is perfectly placed to show you the vibrant city and boasts superb views over the Liver Buildings and River Mersey.Visit website
Combining New York City dive style chic with great liquor, home-made classic American food and Rock n’ Roll from the last six decades - MOJO offers a slick, high octane environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.Visit website
Sample the true essence of the Brazilian gaucho at Fazenda steak house. Halal available with 24 hours prior notice. Our extensive vegetarian options include delicious homemade pasta. Free speed wi-fi.Visit website
From high street favourites to high end boutiques Liverpool ONE offers a shopping experience unlike any other. Enjoy dinner on the restaurant lined Leisure Terrace overlooking Chavasse Park or maybe drinks in Browns or WOW Bar.Visit website
British Music Experience
The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and The X Factor.Visit website
From high street favourites to high-end boutiques, your
fabulous shopping experience is a short stroll from
the venue. Stores open until 8pm weekdays, so
there’s plenty of time to hit the shops.