14 Nov

TM Smart Factory Expo


20181114 - 15-11-2018
Exhibition Centre Liverpool
HSO are proud to be exhibiting at Smart Factory Expo for the second year running. Held in Liverpool from 14-15 November, Smart Factory Expo is the UK’s biggest digital manufacturing showcase – attracting over 6000 ambitious, growth-oriented manufacturing executives to six dedicated visitor zones.
Visit us on Stand E6 to discover what Microsoft Dynamics 365 can do for your manufacturing business and to experience Microsoft HoloLens live in action.

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12 Reasons to attend:


Visitor Zones

Clearly-signposted activity hubs that group together exhibitors according to visitor interest categories, ensuring that nobody gets lost in the crowd.


Solutions Theatres

Solutions Theatres - 200 free-to-attend presentations, across six venues at the heart of each Technology Zone, creating the largest ‘festival of ideas’ in UK manufacturing.


Partner Districts

Partner Districts - Showcasing the world’s biggest tech companies’ partner ecosystems, creating a one-stop-shop for visitors to see which companies work with who.


Speakers Corner

Informal speaking slots in ‘standing room only’ venues that enable visitors to interact with speakers, and add to the buzz.


Innovation Alley

Innovation Alley - A platform for the UK’s hottest manufacturing tech start-ups to engage with UK industry.


Consultant Clinics

Consultant Clinics - Got a tricky manufacturing problem? Looking for no-strings-attached perspective from the Smart Factory Expo Brains Trust? Book your slot and find answers, or your money back. (Did we mention it was free?)


Women in Manufacturing

Women in Manufacturing Day - UK manufacturing cannot afford to waste talent - and with only 15% of manufacturing positions held by women, we bring together the women and men determined to address this issue with a day of presentations, workshops and mentoring sessions.


Case Study Cafe

As you can see, there’s a lot to take in. Pace yourself at one of our caffeine pit stops, and be inspired by a showcase of manufacturing success stories.


Business Show

Coming at you live from the showfloor, TMTV streams across both days of the exhibition interviewing visitors, exhibitors, and hosting a schools phone-in during our STEM Afternoon.


STEM Afternoon

STEM Afternoon - Manufacturing is in the middle of a renaissance, and we want students to know about it. A schedule of speaking presentations on the afternoon of 15th November aims to inspire the next generation of British manufacturing talent. If you see students visiting during the last couple of hours of the expo - please share some words of encouragement.



Log in to the event networking platform and set-up meetings with your fellow manufacturers and any other attendees looking to build their digital manufacturing network.


Manufacturing Tours

Sign up for Smart Factory Expo, and apply for one of dozens of Manufacturing Tours to facilities in and around Liverpool. If you are from out of town, take a look for yourself at the fabulous infrastructure the region has to offer - and some of the world-beating manufacturers taking advantage of it.