Advanced Engineering 2017: Attendance up 15% on last year

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Representatives spanning a huge breadth of engineering & manufacturing applications came together at Advanced Engineering at the NEC on 1 and 2 November – creating a record 2-day attendance for the event and sparking an exhibitor booking frenzy for 2018 – 35% higher than the previous year.

The UK’s largest meeting place for advanced engineers attracted some of the industry’s biggest names, who met and did business across the supply chain, with visitors from a range of engineering specialisms. The two-day open conference also had a raft of speakers and topics, and visitors saw a variety of cutting edge technology and materials from exhibitors as well as show floor features.

Explains Easyfairs industrial divisional director Alison Willis: “This year was outstanding. The visitors, the conference speakers, the companies who supplied the show floor features and the exhibitors have all contributed to making Advanced Engineering 2017 a success.

“Our new zone, Connected Manufacturing, was hugely popular, with a particularly well-attended open forum, demonstrating the importance of Industry 4.0 to companies of all sizes. Watch this space for an expanded Connected Manufacturing in 2018.

“And now, we are looking to even more areas of expansion for Advanced Engineering, with the addition of our new Nuclear Engineering zone, addressing nuclear energy build, operation and supply chain. We will be in touch with all exhibitors and visitors in the next few months. We’ll be pulling the stops out even further next year as 2018 is the Show’s 10th birthday, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.”