Connected Industries


IoT technologies combined with AI, edge computing and 5G are driving a digital transformation towards Industry 4.0.

Explore the future of connected manufacturing at MWC Barcelona.

Better connected

In 2020, digital transformation in the manufacturing industry was valued at $263.9 billion. This figure is anticipated to reach $767.8 billion by 2026.

Supply chain automation, minimised costs, green efficiencies and reduction of human injury – there’s no question that technology is reimagining manufacturing.

If you have a vision to evolve the sector, want to showcase innovative new tech, or to connect with leaders and grow your business, contact our team to find out how you can exhibit or sponsor.

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Manufacturing in numbers

  • 30%

    Predictive maintenance can reduce maintenance costs by up to 30%, downtime by 70%, and increase equipment lifetime by 20%.

  • $371.7B

    Cloud manufacturing market estimated to reach $371.7 billion by 2026, driven by the need for digital transformation.

  • 91%

    91% of manufacturing executives believe that AR/VR will be important for their company’s future success.

*Meet the biggest players in manufacturing *

Meet the biggest players in manufacturing

In 2023, we saw our largest attendee audience from non-telco industries, with adjacent verticals making up 56% of the audience - MWC continues to be the place where the ecosystem's most influential organisations come to get business done.

“I think that we are moving from one industrial era to another and that requires collaboration in a different way.”

- Anna Borg, Vattenfall

Manufacturing Summit Agenda

Get Involved with Manufacturing @MWC

This is the place for Manufacturing mavens to showcase your vision and ambition to industry leaders and help shape the future of smart factories – as well as your business. Join us as we reconnect, reimagine, and reinvent.

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