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U.K. Manufacturing & Engineering Tradeshows to Co-Locate

Rapid News Group, Messe Frankfurt and Nineteen Group are pleased to announce a three-year partnership to collocate their UK manufacturing and engineering events.

The new collaboration will see Med-Tech innovation Expo, TCT 3Sixty, Automechanika Birmingham, Design Engineering Expo, Engineering Expo and Manufacturing Expo come together at the NEC Birmingham. The launch edition will take place for the first time June 8-9, 2022.

Within this three-year period, all six events will take place alongside each other at the NEC in Birmingham, creating a phenomenal offering for the manufacturing and engineering community from all vertical sectors. The partnership brings huge added value to attendees and exhibitors, with a visitor registering for one event gaining access across all shows, providing a united approach to encourage market innovation and trade.

simon albertSimon Albert (pictured left), managing director at Messe Frankfurt UK, who organize Automechanika, the UK’s leading trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain sector, says: We have an exciting new proposition for the UK automotive supply chain and this partnership in June 2023 strengthens this opportunity further. These events naturally complement each other and by working together, we can deliver the strongest platform for our customers to do business. Collocating gives the market the best possible reason to take time out of their busy schedules to visit for the duration of the shows.”

Ed Tranter (pictured right), event director at Nineteen Group and behind the launch of the Manufacturing Expo, Engineering Expo and Design Engineering Expo says, “Collaboration and continuous improvement is at the heart of manufacturing and engineering and the Nineteen Group. We are thrilled to be working closely with other organizations at the forefront of the sector. As companies begin their recovery from a year of disruption, there has never been a more important time for our industry to pull together to help promote and encourage innovation and see our sectors grow. The shows provide the perfect platform for connections between suppliers and buyers with conference programs to give a clear roadmap for a successful future. Collocating these six shows is an exciting opportunity and ultimately provides more value to the communities we serve. We are stronger together.”

duncan woodDuncan Wood (pictured left), chief executive at Rapid News Group, organizers of TCT 3Sixty, the event for 3D printing and additive intelligence and Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK’s leading medical device design and manufacturing technology event adds, “The synergy between our group of shows delivers two clear benefits to the market and underpins the rationale for aligning our dates and access protocols. For the visitor the breadth of solutions under one roof at one time is unprecedented, time is precious, and these co-locations enable a prospective attendee to optimize their time out of the office. Equally the free flow of visitors across all the shows means that the return on investment for exhibitors is hugely enhanced versus each of us operating alone on different datelines. We are hugely excited to be working with a group of organizations who view the visitor experience and exhibitor ROI as importantly as we do, and we look forward to next June in anticipation.”

Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain sector attracting trade visitors from the UK. in 2016, attracting more than 500 exhibitors and more than 12,000 visitors. Automechanika Birmingham is organized by Messe Frankfurt UK Ltd, owned by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH and is one of a series of 17 global events across 15 countries.

Design Engineering Expo is a two-day free-to-attend event where the UK’s design engineering community can connect directly with leading suppliers from design services, electronics, embedded design through to testing and measuring to drive efficiencies and propel the future of design engineering in the UK.

Engineering Expo is a two-day free-to-attend national event showcasing next generation engineering and tech solutions from Britain’s best suppliers across the entire engineering supply chain. Whatever the engineering sector, Engineering Expo will provide the UK’s engineering community with practical advice to reduce costs, streamline and drive the industry forward.

Manufacturing Expo is a two-day free-to-attend event created specifically for manufacturing process and management professionals to keep up-to-date and discover the technologies and equipment to ensure the efficient running of the manufacturing site, maintain a competitive edge and optimize manufacturing process and production for the future.

Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the UK and Ireland’s leading event for medical device design and manufacturing technology The event brings together designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from across the medical and healthcare sectors to explore new ideas, understand emerging technologies, and source innovative products and services from over 200 companies representing the complete medical device and manufacturing supply chain.

TCT 3Sixty is the TCT Group’s successful flagship event re-imagined with a new mission. This new mission goes beyond simply raising awareness and adoption. It is focused on developing a 360-degree understanding of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to increase utilization at all stages of design, engineering and manufacturing.

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services, both onsite and online, ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organizing and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more info, visit www.messefrankfurt.com.

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