Industry 4.0 for the SME Factory

The 'Industry 4.0 for the SME Factory' event took place as part of the Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future exhibition which was held on 4-5 April at the Manchester Central Convention Centre.

Exclusively for manufacturing and engineering leaders from Greater Manchester, this session looked at the practical implications for Industry 4.0 and the SME factory.


15.00      Registration, refreshments and networking

15.30      Welcome and introductions
Sam Nicholson, Head of Manufacturing, Business Growth Hub

15.35   4th Industrial Revolution - the evolution to a smart business 
Vikram Singla, Product Innovation and Supply Chain Applications Leader, Oracle

16.05   Champions panel - perspectives on implementing Industry 4.0

  • Matthew Smallman, Divisional Managing Director (Joint), Hyde Aero Products Ltd
  • Alan Purvis, Managing Director, Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd

16.35   Workshop - Demystifying Industry 4.0

17.00   Industry 4.0 Summit delegates drinks reception The session was followed by a drinks reception with the opportunity to network with the Champions, delegates and speakers.