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Subcon 2024, scheduled for June 5-6 at the NEC, Birmingham is the premier event for manufacturing buyers across all sectors. Subcon provides an unrivaled opportunity to source manufacturing solutions from a variety of world-class exhibitors.

This year's event promises a refreshed and innovative format, with new developments introduced to adapt and enhance the experience for both visitors and exhibitors. Attendees can look forward to a dynamic programme featuring interactive CPD-accredited workshops, cutting-edge product demonstrations, and insightful keynote presentations. Additionally, visitors can join roundtable discussion sessions that are designed to foster collaboration and idea-sharing.

Whether you are aiming to benchmark your capabilities, seeking innovative solutions, or simply looking to stay ahead of industry trends, Subcon can provide the answers.

Visitors will have the chance to see over 150 leading UK and international suppliers under one roof, showcasing the latest innovations and solutions available in CNC machining, metal fabrication, electronics, component parts, and more.

Thousands of new products and innovations will be on display across the full range of advanced engineering technology, systems and services – from additive manufacturing and metrology solutions to frictionless bearings, cables and controls. 

The organisers say that the show is geared to helping you increase capacity, optimise productivity, improve flexibility and remain competitive.

Revamped programme

New for 2024, Subcon has announced a significant enhancement to its conference and workshop programme, with the introduction of a variety of different session formats that take place within three specialised areas; designed to cater to a diverse range of interests and professional needs within the manufacturing industry: the Innovation Zone, Workshops and Learning Space, and the Manufacturing Insights Theatre. 

Additionally, the programme is now officially CPD accredited, ensuring attendees can gain valuable professional development credits while engaging with top industry experts and cutting-edge technologies.

Manufacturing Insights Theatre

Explore insightful keynote presentations and engage in lively panel discussions at the Manufacturing Insights Theatre. This forum features thought leaders discussing the latest trends and challenges in manufacturing. Each session includes interactive Q&A segments, making it a dynamic platform for learning and engagement.

Workshops & Learning Space

Dive into hands-on learning with roundtable discussions and sector-focused peer-to-peer meetings in the Workshops & Learning Space. Tailored to address specific industry challenges, these sessions offer practical insights and networking opportunities, facilitated by industry experts.

Innovation Zone:

This area is dedicated to hands-on demonstrations, showing you how new technologies and products operate in real-time. It's the perfect place to see the newest innovations in action and discover how they can enhance your manufacturing processes.

Other new features for Subcon 2024 include:

Motorsport Simulators & Prize Draw: Compete in professional motorsport simulators operated by FP Zero. Dive into the thrilling world of Formula 1 racing right on the exhibition floor. The fastest lap will not only boast bragging rights but will also win a PalmerSport driving day experience valued at over £600!

Dedicated Work and Meeting Spaces: Need a quiet spot for a meeting or just to catch up on emails? Subcon now has dedicated spaces set up for exactly that. Stop by to meet with peers or to take a break and grab a coffee.

Networking Drinks & Entertainment: All visitors, exhibitors, and speakers are invited to unwind at a welcome drinks reception, complete with entertainment, starting at 5 pm on the first day of the exhibition.

Registration is completely free, offering an invaluable opportunity to connect with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge innovations, and participate in a variety of sessions designed to drive your manufacturing capabilities forward. 

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