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Digitalisation and Engineering Forums at Smart Industry Expo 2021 launched
Published:  06 March, 2020

The biennial co-located events; Smart Industry Expo, Drives & Controls, Plant & Asset Management, Fluid Power & Systems, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC between the 25th -27th January 2021, alongside MACH 2021.

Located at the heart of the 2021 co-location are The Digitalisation and Engineering Forums. With a strong emphasis on technology, The Engineering Forum, The Hose Accreditation Scheme, will bring together all aspects of plant and asset management, hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics and automation, energy efficiency, machine safety, drives, motion control, legislation, system strategies and technological developments. Featuring representatives from across industry including government agencies, research bodies, trade associations, and manufacturers.

While The Digitalisation Forum, sponsored by Pilz, will fully reflect the ongoing global transformation to the smart manufacturing era and provide a fascinating insight into the potential plants of the future, covering all aspect of the digital transformation across the manufacturing spectrum. Leading experts will address the vast array of information around 4IR, discussing the practicalities, technologies and issues surrounding transition and implementation of digitalisation in UK manufacturing. Over the course of the three-day seminar programme, visitors will have the opportunity to learn how they can seize the opportunities that exist and promote the benefits of adopting emerging digital technologies.

Ian Atkinson, managing director of DFA Media, organiser of the co-location of events, says the variety and scope of both Forum programmes for 2021 will add real value: “The combination of leading manufacturing events, with a highly engaging seminar programme, will give visitors a genuine opportunity to keep abreast of the latest industry developments.”

For regular show updates, full Digitalisation and Engineering Forum seminar programmes and to register to attend, please visit the official Smart Industry Expo website: