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The Top 10 Manufacturing Shows in the UK

UK manufacturing is transforming itself and many companies in this dynamic, innovative sector are thriving.

At specialist industry events, manufacturers, their prospective customers, suppliers and other contacts, can meet, share experiences and insights, and broaden their opportunities.

Here, we run through the top 10 manufacturing trade shows in the UK.

Advanced Engineering

With its focus on technology and innovation in manufacturing, this is the UK’s largest annual exhibition for advanced manufacturers and specialists in the supply chain.

Exhibitors include manufacturers, suppliers and technology partners, and the exhibition space incorporates specialist activity zones highlighting key areas in technology and innovation.

The show provides the perfect opportunity to network with industry leaders and innovators, obtain high quality business leads, and see what the future of engineering in manufacturing will look like.

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If you’re a subcontractor in the supply chain, or you work with subcontractors, then this is the event for you.

Leading British manufacturers will be exhibiting at Subcon, along with plenty of established international suppliers.

When it comes to optimising your future supply chain strategy, look no further. Here is where you can source suppliers, assess capabilities and find the right kind of partners to help you stay competitive globally.

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Packaging Birmingham

Discover how innovative and inspirational packaging supports the UK’s current generation of dynamic manufacturers at this two-day event, which shines a light on the entire packaging supply chain.

At Packaging Birmingham you’ll find Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print, and Industrial Pack all conveniently located under one roof.
You can expect insightful seminars, intriguing exhibits and the opportunity to expand your business network of useful industry contacts and valuable leads.

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Manufacturing Innovation Summit

This is an event with a difference: it looks at the critical issues impacting on modern manufacturing but in an innovative format of intimate roundtable discussions.

At Manufacturing Innovation Summit, experienced directors and other experts will participate in a series of discussions with pre-determined topics focusing on innovation in manufacturing.

Delegates will be able to choose which discussion to attend, and have their own questions answered. The summit promises to be a highly energised, forward-thinking opportunity to explore vital aspects of this sector.

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The UK’s leading show for Processing and Packaging Machinery is centred on cutting edge technology, innovative product launches and bringing a vision of the industrial future to life.

Along with over 450 exhibitors representing thousands of brands there’s a programme of expert seminars and speakers and a dynamic enterprise zone dedicated to knowledge-sharing and networking.

Covering an extensive range of sectors, there’ll be live demonstrations and unmissable opportunities to find new suppliers and discover new solutions to processing and packaging.

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If your company is looking to invest in the digital revolution and adopt new manufacturing technologies then look no further.

Mach is set to attract 25,000 visitors and over 600 exhibitors, connecting suppliers specialising in new technology with engineers, buyers, specifiers and decision-makers.

Organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association, MACH is all about driving innovation in manufacturing by creating an influential interface between people, business and technology.

MACH includes a variety of specialist zones dedicated to key aspects of manufacturing innovation, including 3D printing, digital solutions, automation, lasers and logistics.

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Digital Manufacturing Week

The national festival of advanced manufacturing returns to Liverpool. Digital Manufacturing Week provides a truly immersive experience for manufacturers and industry leaders embracing and adopting digital technologies and solutions.

The festival aims to fuel the spread of Industry 4.0 and increase the pace of digitalisation across the UK.

Digital Manufacturing Week will host summits for People & Skills and Manufacturing Leaders, a Smart Factory Expo and an Op Ex Academy, with keynote presentations offering expert insights into innovation.

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Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo

This is another North West hosted event, which promises to be the UK’s largest single Industry 4.0 exhibition to date.

Providing a one-stop destination in Manchester for all smart technologies, Industry 4.0 will include a roster of highly influential speakers and an Expo featuring leading exhibitors from the world of robotics, AI, big data, automation, 3D printing and many more.

Industry 4.0 offers specialist knowledge with a broad appeal, for anyone from industry leaders and associations to startups and academic institutions.

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

This influential event has evolved from its regional beginnings into a notable, national entry early in the engineering calendar.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics attracts a wide selection of suppliers along with manufacturers from across the industry spectrum, from SMEs to big names.

The show provides a comprehensive programme of free seminars and gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their products and services to thousands of attendees.

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Smart Industry Expo

Visitors to this event can discover how to prepare and implement the strategies that will support future industry and their individual businesses.

Smart Industry Expo hosts a series of engineering and digitalisation forums, plus leading exhibitors showcasing advanced solutions for processes and services, covering all industry sectors.

Find out about the opportunities available to UK manufacturers to support their transition to the new era of smart industry.

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Whatever size of manufacturing company you work for, there is a show which will suit your needs in the UK.

If you choose to exhibit at one of these events and require an exhibition stand, Display Wizard can help.  We offer a wide range of display stands for manufacturing companies, from popular solutions on portable displays such as roll up banners and fabric displays right through to our completely bespoke exhibition stand hire service.


For any queries about making a big impression at an upcoming manufacturing show, please get in touch with us today!

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