Event type: In-person

Meet us at Smart Factory Expo 2023

Tim Lawrence, Director of the Digital Supply Chain Hub, and Ben Ramsden, our Partnerships Manager, will be available to meet on our stand at Smart Factory Expo 2023.

Event overview

Smart Factory Expo 2023, brought to you by The Manufacturer (produced by Hennik Research, part of Nineteen Group) is the industry’s leading manufacturing exhibition showcasing the latest digital innovations in technology, processes and thinking behind Industry 4.0.

The goal of Smart Factory Expo is to offer the manufacturing industry cutting-edge solutions which will encompass advancements in hardware and software, whilst allowing visitors to keep their finger on the pulse of the important changes in their sector.

Take advantage of the tech hype around this event, which in 2023 will include everything from an innovation alley where startups may exhibit their prototype solutions to the professional insights offered by leading figures in robotics and additive manufacturing.

Hear from us

Tim Lawrence will be hosting a panel on the InnovateUK village stage,  Thursday, 8th June from 10:30am to 11:30am.

The panel will be with partners from our testbeds. They’ll be talking about their work  with their suppliers to measure supply chain emissions, optimise inventory management, and automate supply chain mapping using digital twins.

Book a meeting

Meet us at the Innovation stand, located in Innovation Village at Smart Factory Expo. Book a private one-to-one meeting with our team members by selecting a time on the calendars below.

To schedule your meeting with our Director, Tim Lawrence, please click on 7th June and book an appointment slot.

To schedule your meeting with our Partnership Manager, Ben Ramsden, please click on 8th June and book an appointment slot.


Tim Lawrence, Director of the Digital Supply Chain Hub, and Ben Ramsden, our Partnerships Manager, will be available to meet on our stand at Smart Factory Expo 2023.

Tim Lawrence

Director, Digital Supply Chain Hub

Tim joined Digital Catapult in September 2021 as Director of Digital Supply Chain and the Made Smarter Innovation hub. Tim has extensive experience in improving global businesses and supply chains working within the Automotive, Consumer Goods, Aerospace, Defence, Construction, Life Science and Industrial Sectors. His experience includes 25 years in supply chain consultancy, leading global companies to deliver transformation in their business and operations focused on strategy, operating model and organisational design, digital supply chain, restructuring and performance improvement.

Ben Ramsden

Partnerships Manager, Digital Supply Chain Hub

Ben has been building communities across value chains and social networks in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia for over 20 years. From start-ups to multinationals, industry bodies to social movements, Ben’s specialism in building digitally enabled sustainable & resilient value chains has been developed by working closely with leaders across every part of the food and fashion system furnishing him with an intimate knowledge of the industry and drivers for transformation at all tiers and scales.

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