The 2023 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 23rd and 24th of May – at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Ireland.
The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition serves as a national forum for manufacturers and operators involved throughout the associated supply chains from across Ireland to gather to discuss pressing issues facing Irish industry. It is now firmly established as a ‘must-attend’ annual event, which successfully connects key stakeholders across the full spectrum of Irish manufacturing, including the food, drink, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, life sciences and electronics sectors.
Irish manufacturers are currently facing serious challenges due to disruption to supply chains and markets caused by Brexit, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and soaring energy, transport and raw materials costs. Similarly, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses have had to operate.
The Irish manufacturing industry and its associated supply chain are also having to adapt to the disruptive changes generated by the digital revolution (Industry 4.0). A new wave of advanced technologies is transforming the manufacturing landscape. These technologies include AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), Cloud Computing, Digital Fabrication (including 3D printing), Big Data Capture, Advanced Automated and Autonomous Systems and Collaborative Robotics.
This upheaval is creating both obstacles and opportunities for manufacturers and their supply chain operators, who must evolve accordingly by adopting new technologies and skill sets.
The 2023 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the industry, while also offering practical solutions, as well as showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological advances.
Comprehensive Conference Programme
The 2023 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will feature an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates. The event will also feature an extensive exhibition showcasing the latest technological solutions and business services.
Visitors interested in improving the performance of their business can listen to case studies and technical presentations from leading global and local manufacturing experts, and meet with providers of cutting edge technology.
A distinctive feature of the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is that it incorporates several complementary events – all under one roof. The co-located events in 2023 will cover sectors including: Automation & Robotics; IOT & Industry 4.0; 3 D Printing; Medtech & Biotech; Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences; Lean Productivity & Continuous Improvement; High Tech Manufacturing & Precision Engineering; Procurement; Supply Chain & Logistics; Plastics Printing & Packaging; QEHS; Research & Innovation; and Sustainable Manufacturing. Visitors are free to move between the different events.