Driving Efficiency, Agility and Productivity in European Automotive Manufacturing through Industry 4.0

11 June 2024

Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, UK

The UK Government is committing £4.5 billion to reduce carbon emissions and drive-up productivity in British manufacturing, with £2 billion earmarked for the automotive industry, underscoring the pivotal link between the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and the embrace of Industry 4.0 technologies.

As manufacturers pivot towards EV production, the infusion of Industry 4.0 technologies becomes imperative to reduce downtimes, enhance plant safety, and improve product quality whilst also enabling the necessary adaptation of production processes for mass vehicle customization and electrification.

Join European industry 4.0 and automotive manufacturing technology experts in London for The Premier UK Automotive Manufacturing Event Dedicated to Driving Technological Innovation and Building Strategic Partnerships and uncover the fundamentals required to successfully navigate the shift towards EV production, bridge the growing labour skills gap, and overcome on-going supply chain disruptions.

Automotive Smart Manufacturing Europe 2024 Speakers

Aman Tripathi of Nissan speaking at AMG World

Aman Tripathi

Electrification Transformation Manager (EV Vehicle and Ecosystem)


Michael Higgins of Ford Motor Company speaking at AMG World

Michael Higgins

Manufacturing Collaboration and Innovation Leader

Ford Motor Company

Will Kinghorn of Made Smarter UK speaking at AMG World

Will Kinghorn

Technology Adoption Specialist

Made Smarter UK

Gabriel Gonzalez Alonso of ZF Group speaking at AMG World

Gabriel Gonzalez Alonso

SVP Corporate Production Management

ZF Group

Dan Bunting of Advanced Propulsion Centre UK speaking at AMG World

Dan Bunting

Head of Business Development

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

James Bennie of Ford Motor Company speaking at AMG World

James Bennie

Digital Manufacturing Engineering, Industry 4.0 & Layout (Powertrain)

Ford Motor Company

Sandeep Dinkale of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at AMG World

Sandeep Dinkale

Digital Manufacturing Consultant

Jaguar Land Rover

Vladimiro Ferreira of SEG Automotive speaking at AMG World

Vladimiro Ferreira

Head Automation CoE (IA, AI) & IT Services Portugal

SEG Automotive

Agnes Wamagui of Innovate UK speaking at AMG World

Agnes Wamagui

KTM - Robotics

Innovate UK

Ian Thompson of H2X Global speaking at AMG World

Ian Thompson


H2X Global

Goksen Tore Sancak of Farplas Automotive speaking at AMG World

Goksen Tore Sancak

Independent Board Member

Farplas Automotive

Thomas Varghese of Jaguar Land Rover speaking at AMG World

Thomas Varghese

Data Adoption and Enablement Lead

Jaguar Land Rover

Dr Seemal Asif of Cranfield University speaking at AMG World

Dr Seemal Asif

Senior Lecturer Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Cranfield University

Thomas Fischer of John Deere speaking at AMG World

Thomas Fischer

Power System Smart Connected Factory Lead

John Deere

Cristian Azañedo of Hub Tech Factory, S.L. speaking at AMG World

Cristian Azañedo


Hub Tech Factory, S.L.

Automotive Europe 2024 Attendee Companies

This summit will provide you with the necessary tools to:

    • Understand how to get closer to your consumer by leveraging smart technologies for mass vehicle customization
    • Leverage industry 4.0 to meet organizational sustainability goals and pave the way for greener manufacturing
    • Develop a strategy to respond to and fill existing interest gaps by engaging and educating the future manufacturing workforce
    • Build the business case for new technology, engage with senior decision-makers, gain project buy-in and demonstrate ROI
    • Utilize data to accelerate digital transformation within your connected plant and remain competitive in a fast-evolving environment

Who you will meet:

VP’s, Directors, Global Heads and Managers of:

  • Industry 4.0
  • Intelligent Automation / Manufacturing Automation
  • Smart Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing
  • IoT & Connected Devices
  • Data / AI / ML / Manufacturing Analytics
  • Plant Management & Operations
  • Emerging Technology
  • Smart Factories
  • Manufacturing Operations / Engineering / IT
  • Digital Transformation
  • Production
  • Robotics

Our sponsors, technology & solution providers include:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detection
  • 3D Printing, Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Smart Manufacturing Technology vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business.

Showcase your technology solutions to senior decision makers across roles in industry 4.0, manufacturing technology, and data & analytics.


So many great conversations during this conference. Thank you For pulling together key auto manufacturer technologists and diverse vendor solution providers for a day of collaboration.

Consulting and Digital Solutions / SICK

Magna International

I thought the content was very relevant and resonates with the journey most companies are undertaking with regards to Digital Transformation

Vice President, IT Business Relationship Management / Magna International

General Motors

Overall the event provided a lot of good discussions, networking and sharing of knowledge.

Advanced Technology ME Global Vehicle System Processing – General Assembly / General Motors


Thank you very much for putting on a great event. The size was perfect just enough folks but intimate enough to engage.

Head of Customer Relationships / Augmentir

Ford Motor Company

Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed the way the conference was put together. Specifically, the demos by the vendors. I would like to be involved in your future events so feel free to reach out.

Manager, Manufacturing & IIoT Analytics / Ford Motor Company

Lead Engineer – Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover

The Concept of roundtable discussions was good and worked well

Lead Engineer - Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover


Very open discussions were had with open minded individuals.  The event ensured good discussions without any restrictions and allowed us to get to know different perspectives of customers, competitors, etc.

Torben Lauman
Sales Manager, Nimak

General Motors

Interesting discussion format filled with knowledgeable people

Richard Doggart
CI Manager, General Motors


Awesome event

Muhammad Majeed
Lead Manufacturing Engineer Rivian Automotive

Grove Automotive LCC

For me this was a great format to present and interact with professionals across the automotive range.  Good mix of OEM and Tier Suppliers.  Very interesting topics of discussion and good information exchange and feedback.  Interesting to learn the differences of large high volume OEM’s vs low volume niche and new energy vehicles.

Chief Engineer, Grove Automotive LCC

Content Highlights

Evaluating the Impact of Sustainability Initiatives on Automotive 4.0

The rise in demand for electric vehicles, combined with the global drive towards greener manufacturing, is forcing automotive OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to redesign their current industry 4.0 and smart technology strategies. We recently spoke to automotive 4.0 experts from leading OEMs and tier 1 organizations to understand how the need for more sustainable… Read more »

Leveraging AI, Data & IIoT Analytics for Improved Quality, Maintenance, and Efficiency

Ahead of the Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit (12 September, Detroit, MI), download this complimentary presentation from Rajeev Kalamdani, Manager IIoT Analytics, Ford Motor Company presented at the 2022 edition. Discover how to: Extract the right manufacturing data to inform decision making and enhance insights Converge OT and IT for mass customization and asset management… Read more »