A fresh approach to UK manufacturing events

Subcon, The Engineer and MWP advanced manufacturing magazine are joining together to create a unique set of events at the NEC, Birmingham, from 4 to 6 June 2013.

Subcon, the UK’s only dedicated national exhibition for contract and subcontract manufacturing, will be joined by a new event, The Advanced Manufacturing Show, which will be supported by MWP, and a two-day summit organised by The Engineer.

Driven by the marketing power of The Engineer and MWP, Subcon’s extensive database and the support of key industry partners, this group of events will deliver a critical mass of leading suppliers and motivated visitors.

Grant Burgham, Business Development and Portfolio Director at Centaur Exhibitions, said: ‘These events demonstrate a fresh approach to UK manufacturing exhibitions and will be a critical destination for engineers, sourcing teams and manufacturing management across all sectors and disciplines.’

A well-established annual event, Subcon covers every aspect of outsourced manufacturing services, from design and prototyping, machining, moulding, fabrication, composites and electronics assembly to finishing and testing.

Thanks to its clear focus on its core market it has doubled in size in the last five years and is set to attract over 300 exhibitors in 2013. Underlining its ability to attract decision makers from all sectors who want to identify potential manufacturing partners, many leading UK subcontractors have already booked their stands for next year’s show.

The new Advanced Manufacturing Show provides a perfect complement, featuring the machine tools, tooling, metrology equipment, software and ancillary equipment that UK manufacturers need to stay competitive in global markets.

The show will attract engineers from across every sector of UK manufacturing, as well as senior management responsible for long-term investment decisions.

Over half of the visitors to Subcon 2012 said they were interested in more content on advanced manufacturing and optimising manufacturing processes. A third of them had responsibility for sourcing new machinery and equipment as well as subcontract services.

Together, Subcon and the Advanced Manufacturing Show will allow visitors to meet all their in-house and outsourced manufacturing requirements and refine their make/buy strategies.

Complementing these two exhibitions, and highlighting new ideas and breaking technologies, is a two-day conference aimed at engineers and manufacturing management across all sectors and disciplines.

Led by The Engineer – the UK’s leading engineering publishing brand– The Engineer Conference will invite leading international experts to provide an exciting insight into the latest innovations and technologies across the engineering spectrum. This will run in parallel with sessions focusing on the latest advances in manufacturing technology and best practice in subcontracting, outsourcing and supplier management.

Grant Burgham concluded: “These three events will attract professionals from right across UK engineering and provide a unique opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services, find new suppliers, build new relationships and grow their business.

‘Together they provide a new focus for excellence in UK manufacturing, with a critical mass of exhibitors and visitors and some fresh thinking that will certainly make a big impact in the market.’

To find out more please visit www.subconshow.co.uk.