Why attend?

Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium, brought to you by The Manufacturer magazine, is the UK’s largest gathering of manufacturing professionals. It's an opportunity for sustainability-minded directors, executive managers and heads of business units to come together to talk about the role of sustainability in their business.

Why attend | Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium


Meet over 50 industry professionals – from senior sustainability decision-makers in leading manufacturing companies to industry experts on sustainability.


Get educated on sustainability by learning from our inspiring keynote speakers, our expert discussion leaders, and from your peers that you meet on the day. Come back to your business with that one great idea that you can implement right away.

Stay ahead

The industry is constantly evolving, and nowhere is that more true than with sustainability. Keep up to date with the latest technology and applications transforming UK manufacturing.

Solve your challenge

Whatever your challenges are, our roundtable format lets you engage in the conversations that matter most to you. Ask the questions you need answered, and learn from the experience of those who have been through it.

Kickstart your sustainability strategy

Wherever you are in on the sustainable journey, this symposium will give you everything you need to plan your next steps and start your transition to more sustainable manufacturing.

Who should attend?

Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium will be attended by a cross-section of professionals from every sector of the manufacturing industry who are responsible for leading sustainability within their organisations, coming together to share ideas and experience in an informal and interactive format. Examples include:

Sustainability Manager/ Head/ Director

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager/ Head/ Director

Environmental and Sustainability Manager/Head/Director

Energy Compliance and Sustainability Manager/ Head/ Director

Managing Director/General Manager

Manufacturing Director/Head of Manufacturing

Operations Director/Head of Operations

Engineering Director

Chief Technology Officer/Head of Technology

Plant Director/ Manager

Director/Heads of Operational Strategy/ Product Development/Quality/Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing/Innovation/Supply Chain/Procurement/ Transformation/Engineering/IoT/Digital/ Quality/Digital/ Digitalisation/IT/Transport & Logistics

Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium Online mirrored the format of our established and successful face-to-face conferences, featuring a combination of plenary and interactive discussion room sessions. See the virtual format in action below!

Delegate Testimonials:

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I think this format is friendlier than just sitting and listening. I wouldn’t want to raise my hand and ask a question in front of a big audience. In this format, I feel safe enough to share and to speak. It is also easier to listen and pay attention, as well as go into more depth.

Systems Integration Manager, SEM Ltd

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The involvement of delegates has worked very well. The discussion tables have given a chance for everyone to be more involved, as opposed to a conventional conference where one person is lecturing and a lot of people are just listening.

Hassan Khalid, Data Scientist, GSK

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It is a very unique setup and I’ve never seen it before – where the industry leaders are connected together and talking about the best practices that can be applied, and the industry practices.

Henrik von Scheel, Originator of Industry 4.0

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I’ve been to a lot of conferences before where normally you get talked at. The discussion format with the roundtables is really good because it enables people to discuss their challenges and really talk a topic all the way through to the end.

Digital Manufacturing Manager, Rolls-Royce

Be part of the conversation and register for interest for 2022 today!