If you’re looking for the complete list of manufacturing events to attend, then this is the blog for you.
These events take place all over the world and are a great way to bring industry professionals together in one room.
For this blog, we’ll mainly be focussing on the manufacturing sector but with a particular emphasis on sustainability as this area continues to be a huge driver in a buyer’s decision-making.
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So why are manufacturing events important?
For starters, they provide a wealth of opportunities as there may be a potential buyer or potential supplier there who provides novel technologies which might give an edge over your competitors.
Furthermore, events in the manufacturing industry allow companies to build trust as they are meeting people face-to-face. Lots of manufacturing companies can appear too corporate and faceless (something we’ve covered in our guide to manufacture branding), so it’s important they try to come across as a little more ‘human’.
Events are the perfect way to do this as it gives them a platform to connect with people 1-1 and to communicate their unique benefits to a wide audience.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the events happening in 2023.
Below is a list of events taking place in January 2023.
International Conference on Nanotechnology, Renewable Materials Engineering & Environmental Engineering
When: 3rd Jan 2023
Where: Chittoor, India
Tickets: from 100 euros
This event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Nanotechnology, Renewable Materials Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Nanotechnology, Renewable Materials Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
This event is estimated to attract between 500-1000 delegates.
International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering
When: 8th Jan 2023
Where: Hampshire Plaza, Hyderabad, India
Tickets: starting from $150
The main objective of ICMMICE is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial and Civil Engineering topics.
This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.
We hope that the conference results constituted a significant contribution to the knowledge in these up to date scientific fields.
The organizing committee of the conference is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit their original manuscripts to ICMMICE.
Below is a list of events taking place in February 2023.
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Advanced Materials for Construction Conference
When: 1-2 Feb, 2023
Where: Park Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Advanced Materials for Construction Conference brings together clients, contractors, designers, material suppliers, innovators, and investors.
The attendees, sponsors, and organisers have one core objective – to deliver the best possible opportunities and outcomes for the Advanced Materials industry.
Learn about the latest projects which are taking advantage of advanced materials worldwide. Meet and engage with new suppliers and discover the latest innovative products available.
Network with peers, spark inspiration and develop your next collaboration to catapult your business.
Based on previous editions, this conference is expected to attract between 100-500 attendees.
MRAI International Material Recycling Conference
When: 2-4 Feb, 2023
Where: Grand Hyatt Kochi, Kochi, India
The MRAI International Indian Material Recycling Conference will provide comprehensive industrially driven information on material recycling in India.
For attendees, there will be lots of opportunities to gain thorough knowledge and a deep understanding of the recycling market. You will also have the chance to connect with high-level decision-makers in two days of in-depth discussions, debate, and insights into strategies and solutions available to the recycling industry.
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World Sustainable Development Summit
When: 22-24 Feb, 2023
Where: New Delhi, India
The theme for the World Sustainable Development Summit t will be Mainstreaming Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience for Collective Action.
The aim is to bring together leading representatives from international organisations, government, business & industries, research & academia, civil society, and youth to deliberate on what is required for mainstreaming sustainable development and climate resilience for collective action.
The Summit will explore topics such as finance, science, technology and innovation, sustainable consumption, inclusive energy transitions, climate action, and the global commons.
Special features over the course of the two days will include Ministerial Sessions, Youth Plenary, Women Leadership Plenary, CEO Forum, Media Colloquium, and Thematic Tracks.
Below is a list of events taking place in March 2023.
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International Battery Seminar & Exhibit
When: 20-23 March, 2023
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Orlando, USA
Founded in 1983, the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit has established itself as the premier event showcasing the state of the art of worldwide energy storage technology developments for consumer, automotive, military, and industrial applications.
Key thought leaders will assemble to not only provide broad perspectives, but also informed insights into significant advances in materials, product development, manufacturing, and application for all battery systems and enabling technologies.
As the longest-running annual battery industry event in the world, this meeting has always been the preferred venue to announce significant developments, new products, and showcase the most advanced battery technology.
For example, Sony chose the International Battery Seminar as the platform to first announce its lithium-ion technology in 1991, an accomplishment that has since gone on to change the world.
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Oman Sustainability Week
When: 12-16 March, 2023
Where: Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman
Oman Sustainability Week is a national platform that aims to highlight Oman’s commitment to sustainability leadership through innovative strategies aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This event also aims to engage the national development stakeholders to present Oman as a new model for sustainable development.
By bringing together key stakeholders INCLUDING policy makers, sustainability experts, and industry leaders – the event comprises of a whole range of activities to focus on the core message of sustainability as a national objective.
This event showcases numerous products including power generation, transmission, diagnostic equipment, monitoring & control, automation & control system, energy management, energy storage, pumps, pipelines, water treatment chemicals, dewatering equipment and much more.
Below is a list of events taking place in April 2023.
International Conference on Sheet Metal
When: 2-5 April, 2023
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Orlando, USA
The 20th International Conference on Sheet Metal will be hosted by the Institute of Manufacturing Technology at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg over the course of 3 days in April 2023.
Unlike previous years, this conference should be held in-person so that people can meet face to face instead of in a virtual environment.
Keep your eyes peeled as details on the schedule, the fees and the programme will be announced on the official website closer to the time.
When: 4-7 April, 2023
Where: Manezh, Minsk, Belarus
The Mechanical Engineering will take place for 4 days from Tuesday, 04. April to Friday, 07. April 2023 in Minsk.
This is an international specialised exhibition of industrial equipment, technologies and components, and provides the opportunity for visitors of the fair to meet with national and foreign producers and suppliers.
Exhibits at this event include industrial technologies, equipment and tools, componentry and industrial equipment components, electric drive, hydraulics and pneumo apparatus, handling machinery, drive chains and jacks, and much more.
Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference
When: 25-26 April, 2023
Where: Hotel Casa Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tickets: from 895 euro
This two-day conference will address how brands must align and adapt practices to deliver on growing stakeholder expectations.
Delegates will be equipped with the best-practice and guidance to develop net-zero strategies, transform supply chains, engage consumers, scale circularity, and drive positive social impacts.
Moreover, there will be a particular focus on brand and factory perspectives so that businesses know how to transform their manufacturing processes to ensure sustainable and ethical supply.
Various big brands attend the conference including Marks&Spencer, Lidl, ASOS, Clarks, and Puma, LUSH, and Levi’s.
Below is a list of events taking place in May 2023.
Metalworking & Manufacturing Expo Winnipeg
When: 2nd May, 2023
Where: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Metalworking & Manufacturing Expo Winnipeg provides the perfect opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers to connect in a convenient, intimate setting in cities across Canada.
Both exhibitors and attendees come from all areas of metal manufacturing covering areas such as machine tools, fabricating, cutting tools, welding, metal finishing, metrology, additive manufacturing, software, and automation.
This event provides important face-to-face interaction in smaller yet vital markets to Canada’s manufacturing landscape.
In turn, this is a cost-effective way for an exhibitor to display their products and services while offering the attendee a convenient location to meet with leading suppliers.
Equipment and Manufacturing West Africa
When: 30 May – 1 June, 2023
Where: Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria
Tickets: free for industry professionals
Equipment & Manufacturing West Africa is an International Trade Exhibition which focuses on Industrial Products, Manufacturing Equipment & Machinery.
It is a popular event among industry professionals and one that offers companies a unique platform to exhibit Products, Services, Technologies & Innovations for Knowledge transfer and Business collaborations.
Moreover, it will provide an effective platform for manufacturing companies from a whole host of sectors to grow their business by bringing them in contact with large corporations, Trade Commissions of a large number of Countries, State Governments, International & National Industry Associations, and leading Business Media.
Below is a list of events taking place in June 2023.
Sustainable Foods Summit Amsterdam
When: 15-16 June, 2023
Where:Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tickets: from 539 euro
The 14th European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in Amsterdam on 15-16th June 2023.
The summit will showcase sustainability innovations and developments in the food industry, covering topics such as sustainability schemes, regenerative agriculture, plant-based foods, upcycled ingredients, sustainable proteins, plastic-free materials, blockchain technology, marketing best-practices, consumer insights, and much more.
As well as this, the Sustainable Food Awards will be co-hosted alongside the summit which is even more of a reason to visit!
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When: 4-6 May, 2023
Where: Poly World Trade Center, Guangzhou, China
Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in building material, mining machines, construction machinery, and heavy equipment.
At the Buildexpo, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair, you will find exhibitors from across the globe who are the very best in infrastructure development.
Exhibits at this expo include manufacturers of Access Control Systems, Adhesives, Bathroom Fittings, Building Cleaning, maintenance & security, Smart card Technology, CCTV & Remote Monitoring Control Systems, Mining, Concrete, Doors and Windows, and much more.
Below is a list of events taking place in July 2023.
International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials
When: 2-7 July, 2023
Where: Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
The International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials will take place over the course of 5 days and will be held nVienna.
The conference aims to provide attendees with the chance to gain knowledge and insights relating to Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials & Surface Treatments for Bioengineering Applications, Advanced Protective Coatings/Surface Engineering & Plasma Processing of Materials, Advanced Steels, Al Alloys, and more.
As well as numerous presentations, the conference has also invited researchers in key areas of advanced materials processing/manufacturing to deliver plenary/keynote lectures.
When: 3-7 July, 2023
Where: Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
The European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (ECNDT) is regarded as an international event for EFNDT and its member societies.
The conference includes a technical and scientific programme which presents the latest developments in the field of research and development as well as the application of NDT in all major industrial areas.
The exhibition organised in conjunction with the conference emphasises the close link between research and development, and the equipment and instruments used by industry.
The conference and exhibition combine the best promotion of NDT and offer unique opportunities to establish contacts and exchange ideas.
Below is a list of events taking place in August 2023.
Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape
When: 1-2 August, 2023
Where: Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Tickets: free to register
Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape takes place on an annual basis, and aims to bring together provincial manufacturers and businesses to explore growth opportunities.
It also helps attendees to find out about the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and provide a platform for effective networking and collaboration.
There are various benefits to be enjoyed from participating in this event including the wealth of networking opportunities for manufacturers to reach new markets, and having a platform to feature your products/ services.
Construsul – International Construction Fair
When: 1-4 August, 2023
Where: Fiergs, Porto Alegre, Brazil
By attending this fair, you can be sure to get your products/ services in front of the right people as there is an expected attendance of over 7000 visitors.
Also in terms of exhibitors, they include a range of suppliers, dealers and manufacturers of machinery and equipment of the infrastructure works.
There will also be transport and logistic companies, fleet managers, engineering firms, major motor companies, mill owners, power engineering firms and other related companies.
Below is a list of events taking place in September 2023.
Smart Manufacturing Summit
When: 1st September, 2023
Where: Pune, India
Smart Manufacturing Summit will focus on the implementation of intelligent, digitised and automated smart factories to transform the manufacturing sector.
Attendees will be able to learn the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.
Furthermore, those attending the event will have the opportunity to discuss specific questions with a small group of participants and present your practical solutions.
This is the perfect chance for those involved in the manufacturing industry to meet and network India’s most elite decision-makers and influencers.
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Asia Pacific Coating Show
When: 6-8 September, 2023
Where: BiTEC | Bangkok international Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
The Asia Pacific Coatings Show is a major coatings event in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers in the coatings industry.
The event will be promoting the latest paint and coatings technologies for the region’s environmental, manufacturing, and industrial needs and provides a fantastic networking opportunity for the international coatings industry personnel.
If you are looking to source the right materials, products, services and technology for present and upcoming project requirements, then this is the event for you!
This is a two day event and is expected to attract between 5000 and 20,000 visitors.
Below is a list of events taking place in October 2023.
Manufacturing East Asia
When: 1-3 October, 2023
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Manufacturing East Africa has grown from the success of the Manufacturing Indaba conference & exhibition which is hosted in South Africa on an annual basis.
There has been a call from the South African manufacturers to expand and sell their products and services into Africa and to explore business partnerships with a particular focus towards Regional Integration.
This event will comprise a conference and exhibition focused on facilitating trade opportunities so that businesses can sell more of their products.
Organic Process Research and Development Conference
When: 2-4 October, 2023
Where: Hotel Novotel Barcelona City, Barcelona, Spain
The chemical and pharma industries are constantly changing and the efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on a large scale has always been paramount.
Yet in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently and sustainably. OPR&D focusses on all these essential aspects of the chemical industry and has a reputation for quality and excellence.
This event prides itself on creating a safe environment where attendees can meet new partners face-to-face, network with peers, and source innovative solutions.
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Advanced Materials Show
When: 3-4 October, 2023
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, USA
Advanced Materials Show will feature the latest in high-performance materials technology for applications such as Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, and Medical Technology.
Leaders in research and development, materials science, and engineering will use the event to source the latest advanced materials; along with the scientific instruments and processing equipment necessary for the development, manufacture, and processing of advanced materials.
This show is expected to attract 100-500 exhibitors and 1000-5000 visitors.
Below is a list of events taking place in November 2023.
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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
When: 31 Oct-2nd Nov, 2023
Where: Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel, Paris, France
The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will showcase sustainability developments and innovations happening in the cosmetics industry.
This is the 14th European edition of this executive summit and it will take place in Paris over the course of 3 days.
Since 2009, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has been encouraging sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stake-holders to discuss major industry issues.
Below is a list of events taking place in December 2023.
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Istanbul Cleantech Expo 2023
When: Dec 2023 (dates TBC)
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
The cleaning products industry creates a vast market in both social and commercial terms. Istanbul Cleantech Expo will be the only industrial event in Turkey and is organised by CNR Holding subsidiary, Pozitif Trade Fairs, at Istanbul Expo Center.
Uniting chain stores and professional buyers supplying high-volume products with industry experts, Cleantech will offer the perfect platform to showcase different products, systems, and processes in cleaning and hygiene.
The exhibition not only focuses on new innovations, but also offers the latest applications and solutions through a range of useful seminars and events.
Automotive Interiors Expo 2023
When: 5,6, 7 Dec 2023
Where: Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Tickets: Free entry
Automotive Interiors Expo Europe exhibitors represent the A-Z of car interiors, with exhibitors’ products being found in vehicles from just about every car manufacturer you can name.
This includes the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren and Porsche through to GM, Volkswagen, Jaguar, BMW, Kia Toyota and Chery to name just a few.
The show puts a real emphasis on quality, colour, texture, touch, feel and innovation. Specialty finishes are a strong theme at this event, with some companies offering plastic compounding and master batching, metalised plastics and chrome-look plastics.
You’ll also find a wide range of fabrics, fasteners, adhesive systems, lighting and much more!
The show is a must-visit for suppliers, as well as for interior design teams from car manufacturers who want to stay up to date with the rapidly changing world of materials and finishes.
Foam Expo Europe
When: 5-7 Dec 2023
Where: Stuttgart, Germany
Foam Expo Europe is the largest, free trade fair and conference for technical foam products and manufacturing on the continent.
It prides itself on giving visitors the perfect opportunity to network and collaborate with people across the entire supply chain.
By attending this show, you can explore new technologies, meet new business partners, and learn from the industry’s thought leaders.
There are lots of benefits of attending this show including:
- New business connections with exhibitors
- Closing deals in the B2B meetings area
- A competitive advantage with access to exclusive industry knowledge at the conference
- 360° view of foam material developments and manufacturing efficiencies
- End-user solutions and product development insights to take back to your team
The Complete List of Manufacturing Events for You to Attend
So, there’s your round up of manufacturing events taking place throughout 2023.
As we said in the intro, these events are hugely important in the manufacturing sector as they give brands a unique chance to communicate with their audience 1-to-1.
This industry is traditionally known for being a little ‘stuffy’ and ‘corporate’, so having the chance to put a face to your brand, is key.
On top of this, manufacturing events allow brands to build important relationships with suppliers and partners by networking in a relaxed setting.
Those who are new to the industry can also grow their knowledge and understanding of this sector by meeting up with industry leaders or attending helpful workshops and seminars.
At Canny, we’ve worked with manufacturing brands across the world, just take a look at our client DP Fasteners as an example. We know first-hand how difficult it can be to stand out in this marketplace, but our team of experts have the tools to do it!
Whether that’s through effective branding which truly resonates with your audience, a beautifully designed website that showcases your products, or quality content marketing that educates your reader, our team do it all. Simply get in touch with us to find out how we can help.