Advanced engineering exhibition promotes key markets for process and manufacturing industries


Advanced Engineering 2018, the UK’s largest annual engineering exhibition, is celebrating 10 years of connecting technical specialists across all manufacturing and processing industries.

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 Contract Manufacturing for the UK’s subcontractors. These present a great opportunity to grow networks in these exciting new sectors.

Also new for this year is the AE Connect match-making service where every visitor and exhibitor can set up meetings with other visitors and exhibitors prior to the event.

Advanced Engineering connects the entire advanced engineering supply chain with R&D, design, test, production and procurement in a 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.

Advanced Engineering 2018 is for both OEMs and SMEs, allowing visitors and exhibitors to meet and do business, not only within their own industries, but in those less familiar sectors they would not otherwise discover at a single exhibition.

Alison Willis, Easyfairs’ Industrial Divisional Director, explains why process industry professionals should be at the show: “The process industries are the life blood of UK manufacturing and we are 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 high-value manufacturing.”

As a key networking opportunity accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation Service, the open conference is not one to miss. You 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 to suit your business needs and interests. Speakers will include representatives from Airbus, Jaguar Landrover, Siemens and BAE Systems to name but a few.

At the show you can see a variety of cutting edge technology, materials and show floor features from exhibitors with plenty of time to meet engineering supply chain professionals. New innovations and technologies are guaranteed to take centre stage, presented by a number of start-ups, SMEs and national research initiatives. You’ll understand more about how Industry 4.0 can make you more competitive – no matter how large or small you are, with the expanded Connected Manufacturing zone.

With such a variety of expertise, Advanced Engineering 2018 is this Autumn’s unmissable trade show.

Advanced Engineering 2018 takes place on 31 October and 1 November in halls 2, 3 and 3a at the NEC.

For more information, to exhibit, or to secure your free ticket for the show, visit: or follow on Twitter via #AEUK18 for regular updates.


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