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.
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.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue 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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