EUROPE'S biggest festival of digital manufacturing will return to Merseyside for a third year.

Digital Manufacturing Week will see around 6,000 industry leaders from across Europe descend on the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool for the huge event from 12 to 15 November.

Businesses such as Siemens, Dell, HP, Bosch and Hitachi will all be exhibiting and sharing their success stories at the three-day conference.

Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram told the Globe: “Our city region was the gateway to the first industrial revolution and is leading the way on the fourth industrial revolution, so it is entirely fitting that we should welcome the world’s leading digital manufacturers for this prestigious festival.

"We are already home to some of the world’s leading advanced manufacturers and bringing together such a wealth of innovative companies for this event can only help to speed the pace of development in this vital sector.”

The event will host hundreds of talks, panels and debates while bringing together the most innovative companies in Europe.

James Smith, Digital Manufacturing Week event director, said: “Returning to Liverpool for our flagship event is a highlight of the year.

"It makes perfect sense for us to bring together the best of the UK industry in a region that’s at the heart of the digital manufacturing revolution. Liverpool and the North West boast the people, skills and innovative organisations that make it a natural fit for Smart Factory Expo.”

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