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About Manufacturing Leaders' Summit

For the tenth year running, Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit will host the most progressive, forward-thinking businesses, academics and institutions from our sector that is responsible for employing 2.7 million people and contributing >£380BN to the UK’s GDP.

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit as part of Digital Manufacturing Week is the place for innovative business leaders to meet their peers, share their stories and grow their understanding of what tools techniques and technologies are best placed to drive their next period of growth.

Punchy keynote presentations on the main stage set the scene for what’s to come over the next year and our focussed stream stages provide the practical learning to take away and apply the day after the event.

Key Speakers


We bring together industry leading manufacturing practitioners from world-wide brands covering all sectors. Be part of the largest community of industry pioneers discussing the new age of digital manufacturing.

This is a selection of some of our industry experts and innovators taking to the stage at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit. 

Marijn Ten Wolde
Global Industry 4.0 Lead, Philips
Mike Mattacola
Director Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Johnson Controls
Nicky Green
Global Digital I.T Director, Mars Drinks
Mohammed Zameer
Vice President Global Manufacturing Engineering, GKN
Ian Owen
Supply Chain Director, PepsiCo
Rachel Streek
Digital Demand Lead, AkzoNobel
Why Attend
Manufacturing Leaders' Summit is where manufacturers go to benchmark their businesses and acquire new ideas...
Meet the people who can support your businesses future growth & help drive your business in the age of industrial digitisation...
We provide the platform for you to engage with other manufacturing leaders by extended networking breaks & VIP meeting areas.
Part of the Digital Manufacturing Week, this is Europe’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The perfect backdrop for showcasing the manufacturing success of British industry...
Sign up for Manufacturing Leaders Summit and apply for one of dozens of Manufacturing Tours to facilities in and around Liverpool...

Who should attend
  1. Managing Director
  2. Operations Director
  3. General Manager
  4. Product Development Director
  5. Logistics Director
Finance Director
Engineering Director
Plant Manager
Services Director
Procurement Director





This year’s event is bigger than ever - and more manageable. 10 conference streams feature UK and international manufacturing success stories - and provide delegates focused networking and learning opportunities:

Standard ticket price: £595+VAT (for bookings between 15 Sept and 13 Nov) - manufacturers only

Non-manufacturer ticket price: £1,995+VAT*

*Registrations from non-manufacturers at the manufacturer rate will not be accepted and an
administration fee will be charged to process a refund.
If you would like to check if you qualify for the manufacturer price please contact us at or 020 7401 6033

See who's attending


Manufacturing Leaders' Summit is part of Digital Manufacturing Week, an annual celebration of UK manufacturing that brings together technology, finance and advanced manufacturing  - in Liverpool City Region, the UK’s biggest advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Digital Manufacturing Week is organised by The Manufacturer magazine, which for 20 years has connected ideas, talent and opportunity among our 144,000+ strong reader community.