UK Manufacturer Events 202226th January 2022 / All, Resources
Update: You’ll find the 2023 manufacturing dates here.
UK manufacturer events such as exhibitions, trade shows, summits and roundtables are great places to network, build relationships, learn, sell and become better known. If you are a UK manufacturer or work with UK manufacturers, here is our round-up of UK manufacturer events for 2022 to help you plan which events to attend.
We’ve done our best to provide you with a varied selection of events, but if we’ve missed you out or not listed any of the best UK manufacturer events that you recommend, then please get in touch and we’ll be happy to add to the list.
Please note that the following dates and locations are subject to change so it’s best to keep a close eye on the events you’re interested in. Some in-person events might also change to online. As well as the UK manufacturer events we have listed below, organisations such as Make UK, Make it British and Made in Britain run regular events and webinars, as do local manufacturing groups and associations.
We are always updating our resources for UK manufacturers. The UKMFG PR Diary for UK Manufacturers 2022 is now available on our resource page, with all the key PR dates for 2022 in one place. In case you missed it, take a look at our UK Manufacturing Awards 2022 list, and for those of you that are also running family businesses, please check out UK Family Business Awards 2022. Twitter and LinkedIn are great places to keep an eye on for manufacturing events and good news, and more can be found on our blog and resource pages.
For your social media, here’s a list of hashtags to use: #UKMFG #ManufacturingUK #UKmanufacturing #SupportUKMFG.
Entry deadlines likely to change.
Leeds Manufacturing Festival (Leeds Manufacturing Alliance)
Date: 1st Feb
Date: 7-13th Feb
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics (European Trade & Exhibition Services)
Date: 8-10th Feb
Date: 8-9th Feb
Make UK Apprenticeship Open Day (Make UK)
Date: 12th Feb
Made In UK Day (MakeUK)
Date: 9th March
Spotlight on Green Jobs (World Skills)
Date: 9-10th March
Date: 10th March
Date: 16th March
The Great British Family Business Conference (Family Business United)
Date: 16th March
IFE Manufacturing Exhibit (IFE food & drink)
Date: 21-23rd March
CBI Leaders Dinner (run quarterly by the CBI)
MACH Exhibition (MTA)
Date: 4-8th April
Sustainable Fashion Conference (Drapers)
Date: 21st April
Fashion Revolution Week (Fashion Revolution)
Date: 18-24th April
National Manufacturing Conference (Make UK)
Date: 3rd May
CBI Annual Dinner (The Confederation of British Industry)
Date: 18th May
Subcon Show co-located with The Engineer Expo & Manufacturing Management
Date: 7-9th June
Manufacturing & Engineering Week (M&E Week)
Date: 7-10th June
Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium (The Manufacturer)
Date: 16th June
Date: 8-9th June
Global Annual Conference (British Chamber of Commerce)
Date: 30th June
Sustainable Plastics Live (Plastics Live)
Date: 5-6th July
Manufacturing Digitisation Summit (The Manufacturer)
Date: 14th July
International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) (Informa Markets)
Date: 6-8th Sep
Wool Week (The Campaign for Wool)
Date: 25th Sep – 2nd Oct
LiftEx Exhibition (LEEA)
Date: 5-6th Oct
Date: 12-13th Oct
Date: 16-17th Nov
Digital Manufacturing Week (The Manufacturer)
Date: 14-18th Nov
Date: 16-17 November
The Manufacturer Directors’ Forum Roundtables (The Manufacturer)
Date: 31st Dec
Social media hashtags to use: #UKMFG #ManufacturingUK #UKmanufacturing #SupportUKMFG.
In case you missed it, take a look at UK Manufacturing Awards 2022.
For family businesses, please check out UK Family Business Awards 2022.
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