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UK Manufacturing & Engineering Trade Shows

Listing some of the best trade shows you could visit.

The VIP Buyers Lounge at SUBCON 2024 - 5-6th June, NEC

The Qimtek VIP Buyers Lounge at SUBCON

The Qimtek VIP Buyers' Lounge at SUBCON 2024 is designed as a strategic hub for supply chain and procurement professionals. It's more than just a lounge; it's a place where you can meet the right people, discuss potential collaborations, and discover innovative solutions from our network of suppliers. 

UK Manufacturing Zone For Qimtek Members

We'll be hosting our UK Manufacturing Zone, offering selected members exclusive advantages, including pre-show marketing, in-show buyer introductions at our VIP lounge, all at a special preferential rate. Interested in discussing or reserving a stand? Let's talk!

List of UK Manufacturing & Engineering Shows

Advanced Engineering

Usually: November

Where: NEC, Birmingham

Explore Advanced Engineering: Connect, learn, and network with 8,800+ attendees, 400+ suppliers, and 4 forums. Custom app for streamlined planning. Your UK engineering hub. Register now for free!

Design & Engineering Expo

Usually: June
Where: NEC, Birmingham

Design & Engineering Expo caters to supply chain professionals aiming to optimize strategy and cut costs. Join for innovation, tech insights, and supplier connections. Discover recent advancements in software, IoT, AI, and more. Explore solutions for supply chain, sustainability, skills, and energy. Don't miss this 2-day, free event shaping the future of design and engineering!

Drives & Controls Show

Usually: June 

Where: NEC, Birminhgham

Drives and Controls showcases modern design engineering's versatility. Uniting energy efficiency, safety, drives, robotics, and more, it's your one-stop hub. With a focus on Industry 4.0, the expo embraces digital transformation across manufacturing and services. Experience education through Automation and Robotics Theatre, sharing problem-solving insights from peers and experts. Supported by Drives & Controls magazine, seize this opportunity for comprehensive learning and networking!

Engineering Design Show

Usually: Ocotber
Where: Coventry

Engage with engineering design at the Engineering Design Show – UK's niche event for engineering, electronics, and embedded design. Connect with new suppliers, foster relationships, and explore 220+ exhibitors. Your platform for business growth!

Engineering & Supply Chain Show

Usually: Bi-Annully April

Where: NEC, Birmingham

A new event that runs alongside MACH! The Engineering Supply Chain Show meets the growing demand for precision sub-contracting products and services. Engage with UK-based suppliers, connect with buyers, and showcase your offerings. Located in Hall 7 alongside MACH, this dedicated show-within-a-show ensures visibility and connections in the national event for manufacturing and engineering.

Electronics Component Sourcing Show  & Qimtek

The Electronics Component Show

Usually: May & September

Where: Cambridge or  Oxford

Welcome to the Electronic Component Show & Conference! Join us for a dynamic one-day event connecting design engineers, purchasers, manufacturers, and distributors. Explore cutting-edge components, trends, and challenges. Engage in seminars, networking, and gain industry insights. Enjoy free WiFi, parking, and lunch voucher for early registrants. Unlock new connections, solutions, and opportunities in the electronics sector.

MACH 2024

Usually: Bi-annually in April

Where: NEC, Birmingham

MACH, the UK's biggest engineering-based manufacturing tech showcase, invites you to shine. Connect with key decision-makers, showcase innovations, and expand your reach. Secure your spot at MACH 2024, where your products, services, and ideas find their audience with real buying power.

Manufacturing & Engineering North East

Usually: November
Where: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Join us at Manufacturing and Engineering Northeast (MENE) 2023 in Newcastle! Explore innovative manufacturing in the UK's North, connect with top suppliers, and attend expert-led seminars. Unmissable for northern industry professionals aiming to learn, connect, and flourish.


Usually: June
Where: NEC, Birmingham

Experience 40 years of excellence at Maintec – the pinnacle event for maintenance, reliability, and asset management. Explore 100+ products, engage in tailored seminars, and connect with top suppliers. Gain insights, access co-located events, and enhance workplace practices. Join us for unprecedented content and networking opportunities!

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference, Milton Keynes

Usually: March

Where: Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Don't miss the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Milton Keynes. Engage with UK manufacturing leaders, explore Industry 4.0, robotics, sustainability, and more. Connect, learn, and exhibit at this vital annual event.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference Scotland

Usually: October

Where: Glasgow

Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition. Connect with industry leaders, explore trends, solutions, and innovations in manufacturing. Join discussions on Industry 4.0, robotics, sustainability, and more. Engage with experts, discover cutting-edge tech, and boost business performance.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference, Northern Ireland

Usually: September

Where: TEC, Belfast

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo where you can engage with industry leaders, explore innovations, and enhance your knowledge. Connect with peers, discuss trends, and access tech solutions. Discover insights on procurement, automation, sustainability, and more. Boost your business plan and expand your network.

Manufacturers Leaders Summit

Usually: November

Where: Liverpool

Meet top industry leaders at Manufacturing Leaders’ Summit 2023. Explore growth, innovation, and challenges, Nov 14-15 in Liverpool. Engage in thought-provoking sessions, networking, and insights for manufacturing excellence.

Smart Factory Expo

Usually: June

Where: NEC, Birmingham

Experience the forefront of Industry 4.0 at Smart Factory Expo, the premier manufacturing exhibition by The Manufacturer. Explore digital innovations, strategies, and technologies shaping the industrial revolution. Connect, learn, and stay updated on sector changes. Join us in 2024 for tech excitement, innovation alley, expert insights, and more!

Southern Manufacturing

Usually: February

Where: Farnborough Airport

Explore Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, UK's prime regional show for subcontract engineering. With a dedicated electronics zone and co-located AutoAero event, it's a hub for 9,000+ visitors and 800 exhibitors. Showcase expertise and network effectively!


Usually: June

Where: NEC, Birmingham.

Subcon, The Engineer Expo, and the manufacturing management show. Subcon shines as a premier trade show spotlighting subcontract engineering services. With 4,000+ annual visitors, including 80% CEOs and managers, explore 350+ exhibitors offering cutting-edge solutions.

The Sustainable Manufacturing Summit

Usually: March

Where: Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Join the Sustainable Manufacturing Summit on March 28, 2024, at Arena MK, Milton Keynes. Explore green energy, circular economy, emissions reduction, and more. Learn how sustainable practices and digitalization drive success in manufacturing.


Usually: June

Where: NEC, Birmingham

TCT 3Sixty stands as the UK's premier 3D printing and additive manufacturing event. With leading suppliers, tech, materials, and software, it's a hub of innovation. Dive deep into 3D printing's potential and its role in design, engineering, and manufacturing. Ideal for professionals seeking to enhance business via 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

UK Metals Expo

Usually: September

Where: NEC, Birmingham

Envision the UK Metals Industry flourishing by 2030 - a robust supplier of quality, innovative products. It'll empower manufacturers, projects, and global exports. Unveiling the potential of a dynamic sector, UK Metals Expo unites the entire industry. Championed by UK Metals Council, it's a year-round platform driving progress, skill enhancement, circular economy, and more. This is the event to shape the metals landscape, attracting professionals and providers alike.