Exhibitors

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Why Exhibit?

The exhibition area at past SMAS conferences is always the hub of activity and the 2021 virtual programme will be no different! As an exhibitor at SMAS 2021, our powerful conference portal will feature a virtual exhibition hall with fully customisable stands that will enable you to upload videos and brochures that delegates will be able to download at the click of a button. Additionally, you will be able to engage in live face-to-face chats, instant message, exchange contact details and set up private meetings directly with attendees who visit your booth - as well as being able to target who you approach from the attendee list to ensure that you get the most from the conference as possible.

We expect a busy and vibrant virtual exhibition, conducive to networking and forging new business. As well as showcasing your expertise to the 600 delegates across the two days, it is worth considering other opportunities to maximise your investment:

  • Take advantage of several speaking slots taking place across the conference; all fantastic opportunities to showcase your product and service offering to a captive audience. We are happy to discuss these on a case-by-case basis and tailor to requirements.
  • Position your company as a thought leader by getting involved in our pre-conference marketing driveby submitting a blog or thought leadership piece for our conference website, social media channels and conference app. A sure way to boost your company’s visibility at the conference and draw visitors to your virtual stand.
  • Invest further in many digital and virtual sponsorship opportunities that will elevate your brand before,during and long after the conference ends. We are happy to tailor sponsorship packages to meet your agenda and we’d be delighted to discuss options in more detail.

Take advantage of our packages to get your business in front of Scottish manufacturing businesses.

Get in touch to find out more about the huge benefits your business could take advantage of at this high profile event.

2018 Exhibitor Feedback

’The SMAS Conference is always a great way to meet customers and to broaden our industry presence'

‘The conference has been really busy. We’ve had lots of genuine interest and different types of people coming to speak to us. Well worth it!’

‘Our first time exhibiting at the SMAS Conference and it was fantastic!Definitely be back next time!’

‘Gets better every year’

‘Fantastic conference – practical examples of how and what you, as a company, can take forward – how to do it – keep it simple!’

‘Very good conference, high quality and content of speakers’

‘The speakers line up was fantastic and very relevant to the event topic’

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This year's exhibitors

CeeD / Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder Programme

CeeD / Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder Programme As a peer-to-peer membership organisation which aims to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness for manufacturing organisations, CeeD is a natural leader for the Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder Programme. The CeeD community supports businesses across a wide range of industry sectors operating in the engineering and manufacturing space across a wide range of sectors. The Cluster Builder is a unique community of industry, academia and support bodies including NMIS and the Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF) projects. A bit like a problem-solving network, CeeD helps companies through the very real challenges they face daily through a range of events and activities. Subjects covered include planned maintenance and lean manufacturing techniques, energy, waste, training, marketing, property, health and safety, product and people development. Scottish Enterprise appointed CeeD in April 2020 to manage the Advancing Manufacturing Cluster Builder programme, on behalf of Scottish Government and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. This programme provides free support, advice and consultancy services and access to high spec. manufacturing equipment through the AMCF projects and NMIS, as well as enabling collaborations with industry and access to other economic development agencies. Through CeeD and the Cluster Builder programme, we aim to have significant impact on advancing the manufacturing capabilities of SMEs within Scotland, leading to long-term transformational change.

RS Machinery Group: Your Life-Long Partner For Metalworking Innovations

RS Machinery Group is an innovative full range machinery, tooling and consumables supplier for the metalworking industry. Attentive to the latest changes, RS Machinery Group has been driving the manufacturing industry to modernization by supplying innovative and tailored solutions since 1969. The company can boast local high-level support backed up by extensive stock of spare parts and highly qualified and experienced engineers. RS Machinery Group is part of the UK Machinery Group. It has its headquarter in Aberdeen, Scotland, but it is widely present in Scotland, Ireland and England with offices and showrooms in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Stafford, Hereford and Dublin. With an unrivalled and comprehensive knowledge in thin and thick profiling, folding, shearing, drilling and punching, RS Machinery Group is the perfect long-life partner on the way to modernize and guide your company through the industry 4.0 revolution.

Cooper Software

Successful manufacturers use business tools that enable them to quickly embrace change and gain value from it. The IFS ERP platform offers a single, integrated, cloud-enabled application suite that is specifically designed to meet the demands of all types of manufacturing business. As an IFS Gold Channel Partner, Cooper Software has deep rooted experience in designing and implementing IFS solutions for a range of manufacturing businesses, across industries including oil and gas, energy, defence and construction, for customers such as Intelligent Energy, Polypipe, BAE Systems and Eminox. Added to this is our own suite of bespoke products that integrate fully with IFS and 3rd party solutions to bridge functionality gaps and drive process efficiencies. We have the knowledge and expertise to develop solutions that manage all aspects of manufacturing ensuring maximum visibility, control, flexibility and agility.

EFQM

EFQM has helped 50,000 organisations perform better over 30 years. By using its world-leading methodologies and the EFQM Model and Technology backed up by best practice, organisations can focus improvement on their priorities, their purpose, and their people. Through our integrated and carefully designed portfolio of training and services, we work side by side with leaders to better equip their teams as they manage excellence, cultural change and transformation. Our aim is to help organisations deliver positive performance and meaningful benefits for all of their key stakeholders and society as a whole.

Forth Point

Leveraging your data assets to produce efficiency, agility and increased value. We work with our clients to deliver on the promise of Industry 4.0 with data.

Access2Funding

Access2Funding are a group of highly qualified and experienced individuals, who possess an expert eye when it comes to Research and Development. Our group of experienced writers conduct reports and identify R&D in a vast variety of industries, even when it looks as though there’s nothing. Our 100% success rate is a testament to the effort and attention to detail included in every report, giving both us and our clients the best opportunity to succeed in securing the funds that will help their business prosper.

Gaeltel

Gaeltel are the UK’s leading provider of Smart Energy Solutions to business. Our aim is to help businesses make their energy usage ethically clean.

Waterstons

We’ve been providing meaningful, straight-talking technology support to manufacturing clients for more than three decades. We’ve helped manufacturers survive and thrive through one industrial revolution, and we’re with you for whatever comes next. We can help you improve your business performance through the strategic application of digital technologies, data services and change management. We have dedicated IR4.0 manufacturing specialists to ensure that we understand your business, the markets in which you operate, and the challenges you face. This means we’re ready to hit the ground running when you ask for our help, and we can help you to stay ahead of the competition to retain and acquire more customers in an increasingly competitive world.

NMIS

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities transforming skills, productivity and innovation, helping to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic development agency. We’re committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region.

OnePLM

With almost 25 years’ experience, at OnePLM we are Siemens Digital Industry Software specialists, supplying solutions & services for people who design & make. We have thousands of software customers, ranging from independent users all the way up to OEM’s, across the UK & Ireland covering 9 Industries. We also have the largest, most diverse & highly rated Technical team for your Training, Consultancy & Support needs who combined have over 600 years of hands-on experience. Start your digitalisation journey with us today by exploring what Siemens digital industry software can do for your business.

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland as part of the Lloyds Banking Group – the UK’s largest Retail and Commercial Bank - offers business customers a full range of services from risk management and international trade support to funding and daily banking. Our business teams support a wide range of businesses, from entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, micro-businesses seeking to scale up, small businesses considering trading internationally for the first time, to mid-sized businesses and large multinational corporations pursuing growth opportunities. We work with you to provide the right mix of products and guidance to help your business prosper.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway is Scotland’s national business advice service, offering free advice and support to anyone starting a new business, as well as to thousands of existing businesses with the ambition and potential to grow. The free and comprehensive service offers one-to-one advice and support for every stage of the business journey and to every SME in Scotland. Business Gateway’s network of local offices spans the length and breadth of the country, recognising the many and varied geographical challenges they all face and providing resources and knowledge to respond to that demand. Business Gateway’s service includes publicly funded local workshops, one-to-one support from business advisers, extensive online resources and expert support on topics including innovation, exporting, finance and new markets. Additionally, Business Gateway works closely with national and regional economic development organisations, including Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International, to provide growing businesses with specialist support and financial assistance. Business Gateway is delivered by local authorities throughout Scotland.

The Data Lab

The Data Lab is Scotland's Innovation Centre for Data and AI. Our mission is to help Scotland Maximise value from data and lead the world to a data powered Future. We are here to accelerate the journey by fuelling innovation through collaboration, building skills and growing talent and strengthening Scotland's thriving data science community.

Cofficient

As the pace of change in the Manufacturing industry accelerates, many businesses are struggling to keep up. Oracle NetSuite ERP helps manufacturers stay agile, modern and relevant. NetSuite is a complete solution for manufacturing organisations that require inventory management with dynamic replenishment, production planning, warehouse management, financial accounting and costing, customer and partner relationship management and ecommerce. Cofficient are the leading experts in Oracle NetSuite for the manufacturing industry, with over 15 years experience. Partner NetSuite with our IoT devices to become a true market leader.

Booth Welsh

Booth Welsh is a Technology Business with a sound background in the Process Industries. By applying digital technology, Booth Welsh can enable your workforce and your plant to become more effective. Digital Technology, combined with your process knowledge, helps foster a right first-time approach and allows your people take the next best action. Whether it is to increase quality, safety, productivity, save costs or time, there are major benefits that can be achieved through the integration of process knowledge, plant knowledge and digital technology, often without a major capital expenditure. Additionally, using our traditional engineering services and our highly experienced team, we can also provide services in process engineering, process control and systems integration, electrical and instrumentation design, and asset management services.

MSIP

MSIP is an ambitious joint venture between Dundee City Council, Michelin, and Scottish Enterprise. MSIP is an Innovation Parc created to drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy while addressing the global climate emergency. Covering a 32-hectare site in Dundee, MSIP aim’s to deliver a world class innovation centre, driving global research while influencing and supporting breakthroughs in sustainable mobility and low carbon energy. MSIP will provide space and facilities to a wide variety of organisations, research institutions and industry trailblazers addressing global challenges. MSIP will create a new future for people, place and planet.

CENSIS

CENSIS is the centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. We help organisations explore innovation and overcome technology barriers to achieve business transformation. As one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres, our focus is not only creating sustainable economic value in the Scottish economy, but also generating social benefit. Our industry-experienced engineering and project management teams work with companies or in collaborative teams with university research experts. We act as independent trusted advisers, allowing organisations to implement quality, efficiency and performance improvements and fast -track the development of new products and services for global markets.

Digital Development Loan

The Digital Development Loan is a Scottish Government initiative to support SMES to grow their business. Interest free loans from £5k - £100k are available to SMEs who wish to improve their digital capacity and capabilities. The loan can also be used to improve staff digital skills. The Digital Development Loan was created as part of Scottish Government’s drive to improve economic productivity.

Omron Industrial Automation

Omron Industrial Automation is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced automation products and worldwide supplier of application expertise. It is part of the global Omron Corporation, which has been anticipating and fulfilling social and industrial needs since 1933. Omrons portfolio of automation products, which includes control, motion, robotics, visualistion, software, sensing, safety, machine vision & panel components provides a complete solution for manufacturers. Utilising common communication architectures between all devices, Omron provides seamless connectivity and simplified solutions for migrating information from the automation to IT environment, enabling us to realise the evolution to the smart, "connected factory".

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