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The UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering, is back and bigger than ever on October 30 and 31, 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham. With a two-day attendance of some 15,000 engineering professionals, the eleventh edition of the trade show will provide companies with the opportunity to meet with OEMs and supply chain partners from sectors spanning the engineering industry.

Bringing together thousands of attendees, Advanced Engineering incorporates all aspects of engineering, from design, test and measurement, inspection, materials and production, within aerospace, automotive, marine, medical and many more. At the show, representatives from across the entire supply chain of the UK’s advanced engineering industry will present their latest innovations and business developments in front of some of its most influential stakeholders.

Not only has the show enjoyed growth in terms of its visitors over the past decade, but its floor space is also undergoing continuous expansion. Once a single show with 80 exhibitors, Advanced Engineering now features multiple co-locating zones under one roof, covering the industry’s most advanced and noteworthy sectors including aerospace, automotive, connected, composites and performance metals.

This year, the latest zone additions are the Medical Device Engineering Zone and the revamped Enabling Innovation area, which will join the likes of aerospace, performance materials and nuclear engineering to host manufacturers and their new technologies in front of a targeted and enviable audience.  

Supported by Medilink, GTMA, Gambica and other UK trade bodies, the new Medical Device Engineering Zone is in response to the rapid growth of the industry and will welcome manufacturers looking to showcase their innovations in this booming area of engineering. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the Medical Device Engineering Open Forum to discover how medical technology is going to develop further in the future. 

With seven shows under one roof, attendees will be able to access all their business solutions in one place — providing them with expertise from the breadth and depth of the advanced engineering industry. 

“In times of uncertainty, whether that’s in the marketplace, innovation or the choice of technologies available to you, industry leaders suggest that those who strive to invest will overcome doubt and make profit” explains Jeremy Whittingham, head of marketing at Advanced Engineering. “That’s why we believe in supporting and demonstrating the UK’s flourishing engineering markets here at Advanced Engineering. To do this, we’re expanding the show’s offering to keep pace with the burgeoning growth of the UK’s industry.

“As a visitor, you have the chance to engage with OEMs and supply chain partners from sectors spanning design, test measurement, inspection and production, in industries that range from aero, automotive, motorsport, composite materials, civil nuclear and renewable energy, rail, marine, space and more”, explains Whittingham.

“Last year, the show enjoyed a ten per cent rise in OEM and tier one manufacturer attendance compared to its previous year, leading exhibitors to book at a record rate for 2019’s show. With companies keener than ever to attend and exhibit at the show, Advanced Engineering is certainly positioned as one of the must-visit events of the year”.

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