Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Future Robotics, the UK’s only independent industrial robotics conference, returns on Wednesday 18 September at The Slate, Warwick University

With the UK’s manufacturing industry continuing to play catch up when it comes to investing in robotic automation technology, Datateam Business Media will be once again running the Future Robotics conference in 2019: a one-day event with a pioneering approach to the topic.

Taking place on Wednesday 18 September in The Slate, a BREAAM rated conference hall set on the high-tech campus at Warwick University, the venue is the perfect backdrop for an exciting event that will provide answers to the questions that matter and a platform to explore the latest products and solutions.

Discussing ideas and changing minds

Leveraging on Connecting Industry’s leading portfolio of publications, including media partners Automation; Factory Equipment; Materials, Handling & Logistics; and Process & Control, and taking place just before the UK is due to leave the EU, the event will act as a timely resource for anyone interested in learning about new technology and discussing the latest trends. The UK’s manufacturing industry is likely to face increased pressure post-Brexit and robotic automation will prove essential in improving its competitiveness. Therefore finding out what’s available and learning how to implement it is more crucial then ever, making Future Robotics a must attend event.

With misconceptions about utilising robotic automation still common amongst UK manufacturers, Future Robotics will focus on the practicalities and benefits of automation. Following last year’s first extremely successful event, this year’s conference will again cover key topics, including: choosing the right robot for your application; return on investment and payback; cobots versus industrial robots; and operating robots safely. The event will provide a true insight into the benefits and realities of using the robotic automation technology for design, production, finishing, materials handling and more.

Neil Mead, event director, explains:

“Given where the UK continues to sit against other countries around the world when it comes to investing in robotics, this conference is ideally placed to inform and educate manufacturers about the benefits robotic automation can offer them and the positive difference they can make to efficiency, productivity and profitability. Future Robotics is about answering the big questions on the current state of the industry and looking at where we need to be in the future.”

Leading industry names

The focused seminar programme will feature a number of the industry’s leading figures – including a keynote from BARA (British Automation and Robot Association) President, Mike Wilson. There will also be presentations from some of the foremost robotics experts, manufacturers and suppliers sharing ‘real world’ case studies, building an informative picture of both the current and future markets. Leading companies already signed up to exhibit include: KUKA Robotics, Omron UK, Pilz Automation Technology, Simmatic Automation, Universal Robots and SICK UK.

A table top exhibition space will also showcase the latest products from leading brands and feature a live demonstration area, providing delegates with an educational, enjoyable and immersive experience of robotics innovation.

Book your place

Sponsoring or exhibiting at Future Robotics is your opportunity to reach a highly-engaged and focused audience. Share your products with the market and align your brand with an event that is breaking new ground in the industry.

Sponsors and exhibitors alike will also benefit from targeted media coverage – across both print and digital platforms – in the lead up to the event, plus an unrivalled opportunity to interact with delegates on the day.

To find out more about the bespoke opportunities available by contacting Emma Ransley on 01622 699179 or by emailing