The UK subcontractor is facing growing competition from overseas and there is now a need more than ever for the UK market to have the best platform to showcase these businesses, states show organiser Easyfairs.
“Britain’s small engineering companies are the backbone of the country’s manufacturing capability – a capability which is renowned around the world for its technical expertise and fantastic customer service,” says Alison Willis, Industrial Divisional Director at Easyfairs. “As Advanced Engineering celebrates our 10th year, we are looking forward to seeing thousands of engineers from small and large companies who will see at first-hand the latest developments in the industry.”
Advanced Engineering 2018, which takes place on the 31 October-1 November at the NEC, Birmingham, is designed to connect the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry with R&D, design, test, production and procurement from large and small companies, through to top tier industry players, in a two-day free-to-attend exhibition and conference. The show brings together over 700 firms, as well as more than 15,000 engineers, procurement managers and decision makers from large and small companies looking to source, specify and invest in the latest products and explore industry innovations.
Advanced Engineering 2018 includes six co-located zones under one roof: Aero Engineering, Composites Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Performance Metals Engineering, Connected Manufacturing and, new for 2018, Nuclear Engineering and UK Contract Manufacturing.