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The SMAS National Manufacturing Conference takes place every two years and is the only event of its kind in Scotland.

Its purpose is to arm the manufacturing sector with the ambition, vision, knowledge, tools and networks to increase productivity and thereby create higher value jobs. The 2020 conference themes will be: Industry 4.0, Investment, Leadership and Operational Excellence.

With 600 senior manufacturing executives expected to attend, the conference is your chance to meet, network and do business with the ‘who’s who’ in Scottish manufacturing. We have a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities on offer so don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to raise your profile to a wide spectrum of businesses from small producers to multinational corporations.

Take advantage of our shell scheme or space only exhibitor 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.


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 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.

Visual Performance Management

We are dedicated to producing software solutions that improve process efficiency and performance for manufacturing process. Our software captures data on manufacturing measures and displays them real-time using simple, uncomplicated graphics so you can fix problems before they escalate and get the best from your process.

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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