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UK Manufacturer Events 2022

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.


February

Leeds Manufacturing Festival (Leeds Manufacturing Alliance)

Date: 1st Feb

Leeds

National Apprenticeship Week 

Date: 7-13th Feb

Online

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics (European Trade & Exhibition Services) 

Date: 8-10th Feb

Hampshire

National Manufacturing Summit 

Date: 8-9th Feb

London

Make UK Apprenticeship Open Day (Make UK) 

Date: 12th Feb 

Birmingham

March

Made In UK Day (MakeUK)

Date: 9th March

Online

Spotlight on Green Jobs (World Skills) 

Date: 9-10 March 

Online

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Date: 10th March

Milton Keynes 

East Midlands Manufacturing & Engineering Conference 2022 (East Midlands Chamber)

Date: 16th March 

Derby 

The Great British Family Business Conference (Family Business United) 

Date: 16th March

Online 

IFE Manufacturing Exhibit (IFE food & drink)

Date: 21-23rd March

London

CBI Leaders Dinner (run quarterly by the CBI) 

22 March 

London

April

MACH Exhibition (MTA)

Date: 4-8th April

Birmingham

Sustainable Fashion Conference (Drapers) 

Date: 21st April 

Online

Fashion Revolution Week  (Fashion Revolution)

Date: 23-29th April (TBC) 

May

National Manufacturing Conference (Make UK)

Date: 3rd May

London

CBI Annual Dinner (The Confederation of British Industry)

Date: 18th May 

London

June

Subcon Show co-located with The Engineer Expo & Manufacturing Management 

Date: 7-9th June

Birmingham 

Manufacturing & Engineering Week (M&E Week)

Date: 7-10th June

Birmingham

Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium (The Manufacturer) 

Date: 16th June

Online 

Manufacturing Expo as part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week 

Date: 8-9th June

Birmingham 

Global Annual Conference (British Chamber of Commerce) 

Date: 30th June

London

July 

Sustainable Plastics Live  (Plastics Live)

Date: 5-6th July

Coventry

Manufacturing Digitisation Summit (The Manufacturer) 

Date: 14th July

Manchester

September

World Skills Live (World Skills)

Date: TBC

Online (TBC) 

International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) (Informa Markets) 

Date: 6-8th Sep

London

The Manufacturing Leaders Virtual Forum (Make UK)  

Date: 28th Sept

Online 

Wool Week (The Campaign for Wool)

Date: 25th-2nd Oct

Online

October

LiftEx Exhibition (LEEA)

Date: 5-6th Oct

Aberdeen

The Engineering Design Show

Date: 12-13th Oct

Coventry 

South West Innovation Expo

Date: TBC

Exeter 

November 

Smart Factory Expo part of Digital Manufacturing Week (The Manufacturer) 

Date: 16-17th Nov

Liverpool

Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit part of Digital Manufacturing Week (The Manufacturer) 

Date: 16-17 November 

Liverpool

December

The Manufacturer Directors’ Forum Roundtables (The Manufacturer) 

Date: TBC

Online 


Resources

Social media hashtags to use: #UKMFG #ManufacturingUK #UKmanufacturing #SupportUKMFG.

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 UK Manufacturing Awards 2022.

For family businesses, please check out UK Family Business Awards 2022.

Here at Nellie PR, we love working with UK manufacturers, especially those that are hidden gems. We work with you to help you step out of the shadows for better business. Please book a free consultancy call with Ellen Carroll to find out more about the PR, communication, and marketing support we provide to help you flourish. Read more about our work and impact and don’t forget to sign-up for our newsletter to get regular updates and invites to our UK manufacturer webinars.

Tillie Holmes

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