MACH 2020 preparations

MACH2020 ( will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ visitors and 500+ exhibitors. Already as of late November last year, 71% of space had been allocated, representing just under 19,000m2 of available space in an enlarged event - space is going fast. Improved visitor flow and better signage will be features of MACH 2020. New developments for the show will include a 50-60% larger Additive Manufacturing Zone, plus a new Automation Zone (aimed at showing visitors how they can automated what they already have), as well as a brand-new Training Zone. The Training Zone, alongside the already established Education & Development Zone that drew some 1,000 students and young engineers on the focused MACH 2018 Friday event, will enable visitors to get a flavour of what a career in advanced engineering is like. The Zone will present a clear picture of how visitors can upskill their current work force. The first institution signed‐up to be part of this the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering, based at its £10 million Telford Innovation Campus, where a MACH 2020 event was hosted in November.