This builds on the success of the 2017 exhibition, where attendance increased by 15% on the previous year. Visitors stayed on average just under three hours at the show, many looking for new products and services.
New for this year is the Nuclear Engineering zone. The other show zones are: Aerospace Engineering, Composites Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Performance Metals and, building on its 2017 launch, Connected Manufacturing. In addition, the Enabling Innovation showcase is being repeated this year. This provides an opportunity for 50 start-ups and researchers to showcase the next generation of new technologies.
Last year the show attracted some of the industry’s biggest names including Airbus, Boeing, Jaguar Land Rover, Hexcel and Dassault Systèmes, who met and did business across the supply chain, with visitors from a range of engineering specialisms including automation, design and test engineering, process control, machining and many more.
The two-day open conference, which is accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service Continuing Professional Development (CPD), will have a raft of high profile speakers and topics. Visitors will see variety of cutting edge technology and materials from exhibitors as well as show floor features.
“Happy 10th birthday to the Advanced Engineering Show!” says Alison Willis, Industrial Divisional Director at Easyfairs. “We have hit double figures and are expecting a record response from visitors and exhibitors this year. The new Nuclear Engineering zone will tap into the technical excellence of this high growth sector, addressing nuclear energy new-build, operation and supply chain. This has huge importance for the energy security of the country, and provides a great opportunity for companies to join a new and dynamic supply chain.”
“The Advanced Engineering show is a fantastic opportunity to support our industry partners when meeting new clients,” states John Darlington, exhibitor TenCate’s Global Director Product and Market Strategy. “Last year was no exception, and indeed has been the most successful ever, delivering more leads, more contact with suppliers and, as importantly, the ability to meet TenCate’s existing customers and partners.”
The show takes place on 31 October-1 November, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Companies: Advanced Engineering Birmingham