With less than a week to go to the event, Advanced Engineering announced its ranking of the UK’s top high value manufacturing hotspots and congratulated Sheffield on securing top spot, narrowly beating last year’s winner – Bristol.
The highest new entry in the ranking table this year is Cambridge, which comes in at number 4. Other new entrants are Northampton, Poole, Telford, Swindon, Banbury and Chesterfield. The biggest improvers in the table since last year were Milton Keynes, which moved from 10th to 3rd; Nottingham, which moved from 8th to 5th; and Leicester which moved up three places from 16th to 13th.
Advanced Engineering 2018, the UK’s largest annual engineering exhibition, is celebrating 10 years of connecting technical specialists across all manufacturing and processing industries, including buyers and sellers of equipment.
Last year saw a 15% rise in attendance from industries as diverse as aerospace, automotive, composites, performance metals and connected manufacturing (industry 4.0). Two new zones have been added for this year – Nuclear Engineering and UK Contract Manufacturing for the country’s subcontractors.
Also new for this year is the AE Connect match-making service connecting visitors and exhibitors. This networking service enables both visitors and exhibitors to pre-arrange meetings enabling both groups to see the right people for their business.
Advanced Engineering connects the entire advanced engineering supply chain with R&D, design, test, production and procurement in this free-to-attend, two-day exhibition and high-level forum.
The show brings together over 600 supply chain partners and thousands of engineers all looking to source, specify and invest in the most up-to-date products and explore the latest industry innovations.
Alison Willis, Easyfairs’ Industrial Divisional Director, explains why visitors should be at the show: “Manufacturing is of critical importance to the British economy and we are really pleased, in our 10th year, to provide engineers and procurement professionals with unrivalled networking and business development opportunities. And it’s not just about selling, it’s about finding out the latest developments in manufacturing. You’ll see how the most up to date kit is being used in the most up to date applications.”
As a key networking opportunity accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation Service, the open conference not to be missed. Delegates will have free access to more than 200 presentations and case studies from a raft of OEMs and high-profile speakers in six open forums. Speakers will include representatives from IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens and the Department of International Trade.
At the show visitors can also see a variety of cutting edge technology, materials and show floor features from exhibitors with plenty of time to meet engineering supply chain professionals. While new additions, including a dedicated innovation zone, and new technologies are guaranteed to take centre stage.
Advanced Engineering 2018 takes place on 31 October and 1 November in halls 2, 3 and 3a at the NEC. To register for your free ticket and for more information about the show visit the website below