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IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2023) 29 May - 02 June, 2023

Location: ExCel, London, UK
The 40th IRCA conference and exhibition will be coming to the UK for the first time in what is expected to be the biggest-ever gathering of the academics, researchers, and industrial companies active in the fields of robotics and automation. The theme of the five-day event will be “Embracing the future: Making robots for humans”.
Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023 07 - 08 June, 2023

Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
The event will bring together live and digital events including the Design & Engineering Expo 2023, the Smart Factory Expo (which replaces the earlier Manufacturing Expo) and Maintec, as well as a zone dedicated to the Drives & Controls, AirTech and Fluid Power & Systems shows that the organiser, Nineteen Group, recently acquired from DFA Media. Another acquisition, The Hennick Group, will bring the SME Growth Summit, the Sustainable Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit and the Manufacturing Top 100 Awards.
Automation UK / MVC 20 - 21 June, 2023

Location: CBS Arena, Coventry, UK
Automation UK is a new annual exhibition championing the use and development of automation and industrial robots in UK industry. Organised by Bara (the British Automation and Robot Association), it will run alongside the existing Machine Vision Conference (MVC) and exhibition, organised by Ukiva (the UK Industrial Vision Association). Bara and Ukiva are both part of the PPMA (the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association).
Automatica 2023 27 - 30 June, 2023

Location: Munich, Germany
The automation and robotics show is taking place just one year after the previous Automatica, which has traditionally been held every two years. This will get the show back on a two-year cycle in odd years, following the disruption caused by Covid. Most of the major robot manufacturers are due to attend, as well as exhibitors from the worlds of machine vision and assembly/handling technology. The event’s three key topics will be: digital integration and AI; sustainable production; and the future of work.
MachineBuilding.Live 04 October, 2023

A new event aimed at machine-builders, systems integrators and OEMs. The organisers are expecting more than 100 suppliers to be exhibiting more than 1,000 new products. A series of free seminars is planned.
Advanced Engineering UK 01 - 02 November, 2023

Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Described by its organiser as “the UK’s largest exhibition for engineering and manufacturing professionals”, the show has been expended to make space for new exhibitors. Its previous arrangement into zones has been removed to encourage cross-industry working without segregating attendees by industry sector.