4 UK Engineering Trade Shows you cannot miss in 2019!



Whether you work solo or you are part of a team, increasing product awareness can give you a competitive edge in the engineering industry. This is why you should keep your knowledge alive by attending eye-opening UK engineering trade shows. By combining exposure and personal interactions, you could expose yourself or your company to a large number of new brands and innovations that could set you apart from your competitors.

Top UK Engineering Trade Shows

Where to start, however, can be somewhat confusing. Some may even find it isn’t worth the time of the company. We can assure you, attending these events can leave your mind buzzing with knowledge and ideas for the future of your business. Here is a run-down of the top 4 engineering trade shows happening in the UK this year!

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics

When and Where: 5th-7th February 2019 at FIVE, Farnborough

This is the largest regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting engineering in the UK. This exhibition covers many areas in engineering, including fabrication and manufacturing technology. However, the electronics sector shines the most. This is certainly a great opportunity for electrical engineers to see the latest innovations for the year ahead.


When and where: 4th-6th June at NEC, Birmingham

Subcon is the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show. It mainly focuses on outsourcing to engineering services. From energy to automotive, this is the go-to event if you’re after suppliers and to secure contracts in order to stay competitive in a global market. What’s more, it’s free to attend!

The Engineer Expo

When and where: 4th-6th June at NEC Birmingham

The Engineering Expo is dedicated to bringing the latest in-house manufacturing and design solutions to UK engineering professionals. You will also see the latest in developments of advanced engineering technologies. It’s a wonderful opportunity for engineers to source the latest advanced engineering technology, products and services.

National Engineering Summit

When and where: 1st May at Arena MK, Milton Keynes

This trade show is dedicated to facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration, as well as connecting buyers and sellers in the UK and Ireland. It had a successful first run last year and is free to attend, so we definitely think you should check it out!

Why you should Attend an Engineering Trade Show in 2019

Trade shows offer engineering companies and professionals the chance to meet, network and be inspired by innovations and professionals in the industry. You will leave with a mind bursting with ideas on ways in which you can impress your customers and clients. Not to mention, it’s a great day out for the team!

Of course, with many available on a national scale, it can be hard to choose which one is best for your business. We highly recommend you do some thorough research before you decide which will benefit your business the most.

Stay Ahead with ECTA

Trade shows are great for showing you what’s to come in the industry. However, what’s just as important to make sure that your training is up to date so that you can adopt these new technologies with ease. ECTA can offer a wide range of engineering courses to ensure that you are always on top of your game. To learn more, get in touch.