The Makers Meet

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Saturday, 20 July, 2019 - 11:00 to 20:00

The Makers Meet



The Custard Factory
Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA
United Kingdom

This is for the makers, creators, innovators + game changers

As we fast approach what’s been termed the 4th industrial revolution, the future of engineering and manufacturing is at the cusp of huge change. From AI to sustainable ecological concerns the choices we make now will affect those futures, so now’s the time to approach it creatively.

Whether you’re a STEM student, apprentice, or just obsessed with future tech, this summer Make UK (formerly EEF) invites you to come discover and participate in a truly unique experience, The Makers Meet. A one day festival filled with interactive activities, immersive talks, performance showcases, networking opportunities, creative ideas workshops and much more.

We have worked collaboratively with apprentices and young engineers like you to bring you 5 conceptual zones designed to channel and inspire thought-provoking engagement; Maker’s Mainstage, Tech Zone, Great Idea Garden, Culture Runway and Create Change Circle. All housed in Birmingham's famous Custard Factory.

Included in the line-up for the day talks from:

With many more speakers and panel talks to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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Is there parking? If you’re driving to the festival you can park in the following car parks which are located nearby.

  • Trinity Street Car Park, Heathmill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AL
  • North Yard Car Park, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AU
  • Gallan Parking Ltd, Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5BL

For cyclists, bike parking can be found in the centre of the Custard Factory.

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What’s the nearest public transport?

The Custard Factory is located just a ten-minute walk from the Bullring. We’re 13 minutes to Birmingham New Street Station and nine minutes walk to Moor Street Station. We’re also five minutes from Birmingham Coach station.

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