Automation. Efficiency. Growth.

14 May 2020, Coventry

Automation. Efficiency. Growth.

14 May 2020, Coventry







Discussion Groups:


Robot automation is continually becoming easier to apply and operate making it accessible for even the smallest companies.

Mike Wilson, President – British Automation & Robotics Association (BARA) 

Robotics and automation are becoming far more accessible. Cheaper, easier to program and collaborative robots with “accessories” are becoming more common place. 2nd hand robots are offering small companies a very cost-effective introduction automation.

Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group – Factory 2050

Understand how other industries are ensuring that the right business problems are matched with either existing or emerging technical solutions to deliver value.

Kevin White, Process Control & Automation Director – Tata Steel Europe

What is Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit?

Manufacturing Automation and Robotics  Summit  is the UK’s largest gathering of manufacturing automation professionals – 60 automation-minded manufacturing executives from across automotive, electronics, food and drink and FMCG coming together to examine how to successfully expand the use of automation within their manufacturing operations.

Organised by The Manufacturer magazine, and with a 21-year track record of organising UK industry’s most important manufacturer-to-manufacturer events, Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit has been researched and produced for manufacturing executives in the following roles:

  • Technical Process Planning
  • Head of Production
  • Warehouse Management
  • Operations Technology
  • Manufacturing Director
  • Assembly Director
  • Logistics Director
  • Operations Director
  • Process Engineering
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Innovation Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Plant Management
  • Warehouse Automation
  • General Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • New Product Introduction

Built around two conference streams – Factory Automation and Warehouse Automation – delegates get to choose which speakers they listen to, in small group discussions that promote networking and peer-to-peer learning. Because you get to decide which sessions to be a part of – it is a fantastically productive use of your time.

It is a time of great change in UK manufacturing – as companies respond to the coming together of powerful trends in labour supply, supply chain consolidation, and getting the best balance between quality and cost.

What parts of your production process are best suited to automation

Where are your industry peers seeing automation opportunities in 2019

How is the technology landscape changing – and how best can you take advantage of new capabilities?

Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit is engineered to answer these questions – gathering together successful manufacturing professionals to walk through their own automation and robotics journeys.

Learn from and network with senior executives from these manufacturers:

Coca Cola European Partners
Hotter Shoes
De La Rue
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory 2050
Tata Steel
Procter & Gamble
P&B Metal Components
University of Cambridge (IfM)
Rolls Royce
GKN Aerospace

What to expect?

Jump into the conversation with our unique discussion table format that lets you sit next to the speakers and ask the questions that matter most to your business.

Book now for 2020!

Delegate places exclusively for manufacturers. Save money and book before 13 January!
Early-bird offer: £195+VAT (until 12 January 2019)
Standard rate: £395+VAT (from 13 January to 12 February 2019)

Be a Sponsor

Delegates spend their time rotating between a series of 30-minute, roundtable-based conversations, each of which is exclusively-sponsored and additionally co-hosted by a world-class manufacturer.
Interested in sponsoring Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit?