Newly introduced for 2019, visitors will discover the industry superstars of tomorrow in the Subcon Launchpad and Launchpad Awards. The initiative will feature eight of the UK’s hottest engineering and manufacturing start-ups showcasing cutting-edge innovation, each of which will receive a free stand at the show and be entered into the inaugural Launchpad Award.

This year, Subcon is co-located with The Engineer Expo and the Advanced Manufacturing Show. The Engineer Conference, which runs alongside all three events, will deliver insight on industry issues, with presentations from industry leaders responsible for some of the UK’s most inspiring and ground-breaking engineering and manufacturing projects.

“This year, amid challenging economic headwinds, we are dedicated to helping UK engineering and manufacturing businesses harness innovation, forge new partnerships and shape future business strategies,” states Subcon event director Gordon Kirk.