Machine Building Live

One Day All the Answers

Wednesday 2nd October 2024
National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
08:30 - 15:00

About the Event

Organised by the publishers of

Machine Building Magazine Industrial Technology Magazine

Whether you’re a machine builder, systems integrator or an OEM engineering professional keen to automate, this is a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with the largest array of machine building technical experts ever assembled in one place at one time in the UK. They are here to offer insight, expertise and experience that could prove invaluable as you design and manufacture the machines and systems that help keep the UK so competitive.

This is a one-day only event that is FREE TO ATTEND and uses a unique format to provide you with maximum information in the minimum of time. You can get here easily, park at zero cost right outside the entrance, get in, get round, get all the answers you seek and get back to work in short order - and you can also take in the superb National Motorcycle Museum collection too, with a free pass otherwise valued at £15!

  • Top Quality Speaker Programme

    Keep up with the latest developments which are vital to all machine builders, systems integrators and OEMs

  • Product Previews

    A unique opportunity to discover many new products which have yet to be more widely released

  • Latest Industry Practices

    Discover, discuss and evaluate all the newest ideas and processes to have been recently introduced

  • Free Parking

    Parking at the National Motorcycle Museum is plentiful and free, right outside the door to the event.

  • Meet New Providers

    Meet and engage with the widest cross section of potential new suppliers

  • Expert Knowledge

    Capture valuable application tips from the most knowledgeable experts

  • Free Breakfast

    Free breakfast roll and brew if you arrive before 11AM

  • Free Motorcycle Museum Pass

    Your Visitor Badge also provides free access to the museum.

Workshop Programme

Keep up to date with the latest developments in selected key sectors. We recommend that you register for a workshop at the earliest opportunity as places are strictly limited.

Time Company Subject Details
09:30 - 09:50 image_1 Can you optimise what you can't see?
10:00 - 10:20 image_2 Machinery Safety Masterclass – Keeping machinery safe in a digital world
10:30 - 10:50 image_7 Servitisation, business models and gross margin
11:00 - 11:20 image_8 Machinery Safety Masterclass - Revolutionising safety in manufacturing and distribution
11:30 - 11:50 image_9 The igus:bike
12:00 - 12:20 image_10 Machinery Safety Masterclass – innovative light curtain muting, out of the box
12:30 - 12:50 image_11 Future-proof your machinery: strategies for smart maintenance
13:00 - 13:20 image_12 Machinery Safety Masterclass – Machinery safety with robotics
13:30 - 13:50 image_13 Selecting the optimal field-level machine control architecture
14:00 - 14:20 image_14 Machinery Safety Masterclass – CE Marking and the need for an EU Authorised Representative

Action Arena

Check out the all-new action in the Compton Suite!

New at MachineBuilding.Live for 2024 is an Action Arena. It features some of the latest developments from leading suppliers and they are being demonstrated by the experts behind them. Seeing is believing when it comes to the speed, precision and repeatability you will witness before your very eyes!

Head for the Compton Suite when you arrive to see some of the most fascinating and potentially game-changing innovations to have emerged onto the machine building scene recently.

Latest News


Having worked with Mark and Luke on previous events over the years, when they mentioned putting together Machine Building Live, we just had to get involved!

Gary Livingstone, Managing Director, LG Motion and Minitec

Machine Building Live presents B&R Industrial Automation solutions and services directly to these machine builders in a cost-effective and simple way, and helps us meet new potential customers and network with people we know

Stephen Ratcliffe, Marketing Manager, B&R

It is our pleasure to be supporting our members at the very first Machine Building Live event, showcasing the unrivalled innovation and technology of UK Machine Builders.

Nikesh Mistry, Sector Head – Industrial Automation, GAMBICA

I really like the laser-like focus of this exhibition. Our customers are in the Machine Building business, so this exhibition is perfect for us.

Matthew Aldridge, Managing Director, igus UK

The IED is really excited to be involved in Machine Building Live, given the importance of automation in design and we are very happy to be supporting this innovative event.

Libby Meyrick, Chief Executive - Institution of Engineering Designers

With many of our members actively involved in Machine Building & Automation, GTMA are pleased to support Machine Building Live 2023

David Beattie, General Manager, GTMA

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is delighted to be alongside like-minded industry experts, who share similar goals for the UK manufacturing sector at the upcoming event

Mike Wilson, Chief Automation Officer, The Manufacturing Technology Centre

What a great idea to have such an event at the motorcycle museum. I thought the whole thing was really valuable.


Sponsored By

Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies

Supported By

Industrial Technology
Industrial Technology

Enquire about exhibiting

We look forward to welcoming you as a key exhibitor!

Venue Details

By road

The National Motorcycle Museum is located immediately adjacent to the NEC at Birmingham. The postcode for your satnav is B92 0EJ. There is abundant free parking immediately adjacent to the exhibition.

By rail

The nearest railway station is Birmingham International, a 5 minute taxi ride away.

By air

Birmingham International is a 5 minute taxi ride away.

MachineBuilding.Live is located in the Britannia Suite at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Find out more about the National Motorcycle Museum:

The National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world. It originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display.

Thank you for your interest. To register either as a VIP Visitor or as a potential exhibitor, please complete your details here and tick the relevant box.