Digitalising Manufacturing 2020

Digitalising Manufacturing 2020

Reality Driving Digital

The MTC’s flagship Digitalising Manufacturing Conference is back for 2020 and will be taking place virtually and for free for the first time ever, on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th October. There’s a sense of responsibility to support the manufacturing industry during the current, and upcoming, challenging times so we’ve taken the decision to make this year’s conference free of charge for anybody wishing to attend.

Digitalising Manufacturing Conference is the UK leading international annual gathering of manufacturing leaders in digital and aims to address the lessons learnt from the recent crisis whilst introducing delegates to new strategies to react in the short-term and emerging future opportunities to thrive in the long-term. The packed two-day conference will feature a number of insightful keynote presentations, educational workshops, and panel discussions with manufacturing experts from around the world – all supported by real manufacturing practical examples and case studies to learn from.

Watch Again: Main Event

Whether you wish to watch the conference again, or couldn’t make it to the live event, we’re offering free access to the entire conference:


Watch Again: Interactive Discussions and Workshops


Watch Again: IoT4Industry


Introducing a Brand New Virtual Platform for 2020

For the first time ever the conference will be hosted virtually, using an interactive online platform, meaning you can join the event safely from anywhere in the world whilst still watching physical and digital demonstrators, interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

The new virtual online platform tickets are free! We’re pleased to be able to offer free ticket prices to ensure the conference reaches as many people as possible to help the manufacturing industry and businesses in need plan for the future in this challenging times. This year, delegate registration will grant full access to the entire event, including the live Q&A and our brand new clinic.

Inspiring Demonstrators, Educational Workshops and Interactive Networking

Following the huge success and positive feedback of the digital experience in 2019, you can now see a multitude of demonstrators across both days of the conference. The digital experience will also be aligned with the conference themes: agility, resilience and opportunity, showing real implementations that fit the current needs from manufacturers. You will also have the chance to participate a variety of workshops during the event, covering informative and helpful topics, including:

✓ AGILITY to adapt: Frictionless smart factories & transformation of workforce and culture

✓ RESILIENCE against disruption: Fast new products & fast reconfiguration, digitally pivoting

✓ OPPORTUNITIES while/for restructuring: Digital solutions made in UK & new business models in manufacturing

Brand New 1-to-1 Clinics

This year we introduce our 1-to-1 clinics, a new feature available to all delegates that offers tailored guidance and support for large manufacturers, supply-chain organisations and start-up companies. Hosted as separate rooms throughout the conference, you will have the opportunity to join 1-to-1 discussions with experts or small groups to discuss a variety of topics, including:

✓ Strategy development, creating a digital strategy and understanding technology

✓ Data readiness, identifying data, enabling connectivity and data engineering

✓ Practical advice on automation and robotics

✓ Digital product design and development

On Demand Content

Our virtual conference platform offers delegates complete freedom and flexibility with on demand access to all the conference material. Whether you wish to watch the conference again, or couldn’t make it to the live event, we’re offering free access to the entire conference agenda. Simply register for the event and we’ll send you a link shortly after the conference finishes.



Media Partners


Online Virtual Event, Hosted by the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Date: 5th October 2020

End Date: 6th October 2020



COMSOL | Premium Sponsor

COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design, engineering and research in technical enterprises, labs and universities. COMSOL Multiphysics® is an integrated environment for creating physics-based models and simulation applications. Optional add-on modules add discipline-specific tools for mechanical, fluid, electromagnetics and chemical simulations, as well as CAD interoperability. Simulation experts can use COMSOL Server™ and COMSOL Compiler™ to deploy simulation applications to design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories and customers worldwide.


IOT4Industry Consortium | Premium Sponsor

We are an IoT catalyser - made of 8 European clusters - enabling the European manufacturing SMEs to integrate the use of IoT to enhance their productivity: we support the EU development of a new cross-sectoral industrial value chain based on the integration and use of IoT into manufacturing tools, machines and robots, industrial processes, factories environment, through the cross-border collaboration.



Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalisation in the process and manufacturing industries. We provide digital solutions to help manufacturers increase productivity, efficiency and develop innovative products to drive the transformation towards the digital enterprise.



Festo is a leading international supplier of automation technology with a turnover in 2019 of €3.1 billion and employing 20,100 people. A proven innovator and problem solver in the fields of pneumatic and electrical automation, demonstrated through the introduction of around 100 new products launched every year to add to the portfolio of 32,000. The company invests over 8% of turnover in R&D resulting in over 2,600 patents held worldwide.


INNEO Solutions

Driving digital transformation projects with customers for over 30 years. With the expertise of 280 employees in 12 offices in the areas of IT, manufacturing and process optimisation, INNEO Solutions is your partner for product development solutions and digital reality.



Omron Industrial Automation is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced automation products and worldwide supplier of application expertise. It is part of the global Omron Corporation, which has been anticipating and fulfilling social and industrial needs since 1933. Omrons portfolio of automation products, which includes control, motion, robotics, visualistion, software, sensing, safety, machine vision & panel components provides a complete solution for manufacturers.



PTC’s ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) platform, together with its CAD, PLM and SLM solutions, helps global companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. With over 30 years of experience of delivering solutions that define things in their digital form, PTC can help companies quickly unlock the value now being created at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds through the IIoT, Augmented Reality, Additive Manufacturing, Digital Twin, and Industry 4.0.


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