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A Brief Overview of Advanced Engineering
Advanced Engineering attracts a lot of attention from the composite materials industry. Not just in the UK, but Europe at large. The international trade fair has much to offer exhibitors from packed forums and other support events to excellent networking opportunities. As an exhibitor, you’re in the pefect place to reconnect with old clients and convert new ones as well as see the future of the industry in one place.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
An exhibitor booth at Advanced Engineering is a great investment in your business whether you are established or a startup. Business is high on the agenda and the trade fair continuously grows and changes:
- 550+ international exhibitors
- 15,000+ international trade visitors
- 5% increase in attendance in 2019
- 90% of all exhibitors met their objectives
Advanced Engineering ranks as the biggest trade fair for the composites industry in the UK, which makes it the number one destination for manufacturers and buyers. The event operates from the NEC in Birmingham, UK and editions are scheduled every year towards the start of November. In terms of products, the exhibition halls cover the entire processing chain with halls divided between specific industries. The theme zones are Composites Engineering, Aero Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Performance Metals Engineering and Connected Manufacturing. Apart from the big networking opportunities, visitors can attend four forums in total – Aero Engineering, Connected Manufacturing, Auto Engineering and Composites Engineering. Each forum has its own program with specialist talks and presentations that tackle subjects such as market opportunities and more.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
Advanced Engineering is a magnet for big brands. In attendance, you’ll see Dyson, Peugeot, NHS, Williams, Audi, Bosch, Airbus, BMW, Tata and Renault among others. Trade visitors come from a variety of industry backgrounds, but the most popular at a little over one-fifth are professionals from the manufacturing industries. They are followed by the automotive, aerospace, composites, medical, performance metals, civil nuclear and even academia. A third of all visitors are engineers of some sort and the rest make up for the higher rungs of company management. Exhibitors can meet with managers, owners, head of departments, consultants and CEOs aplenty. A new edition for the upcoming edition will be the Space & Satellite Engineering mini-zone, which focuses on opportunities in the UK space and satellite supply chain.