Advanced Engineering | Be inspired by innovation

The must-attend event for the entire engineering and manufacturing supply chain

1 & 2 November 2023 | NEC, Birmingham

Advanced Engineering provides a platform for the entire engineering community that delivers valuable connections and unforgettable experiences for visitors and exhibitors alike.

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Aero Engineering

Aero Engineering is the UK’s only event 100% – dedicated to aero R&D, design, test, inspection, production & assembly. Addressing structures, propulsion and systems, it brings together global OEMs and top tier manufacturers to source from all levels of the engineering supply chain. Supported by ADS, NATEP, and all regional associations, Aero Engineering additionally brings some of the latest innovations and case studies to the show floor. 

Composites Engineering

The rise of composite materials continues across an ever-increasing number of applications. The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, to name just a few, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people. The Composites Engineering show has already established itself as one of the world’s most important composite raw material, design, processing and applications events. 

Auto Engineering

The auto sector is still vital to the UK economy, and a whole raft of OEMs are looking to develop and source new technologies from the supply chain. Join with attendees ranging from the likes of Aston Martin to Vauxhall, at the UK’s only trade exhibition and forum dedicated to the latest technologies and innovations in vehicle R & D, design, test, production, and assembly. 


The development and application of advanced metals such as aluminium, titanium, and magnesium, remains vital to all advanced manufacturing sectors, especially aerospace and automotive. Advanced Metals specifically provides the latest sourcing, networking and business opportunities and developments in design, processing & production.

Connected Manufacturing

Connected Manufacturing is the UK’s largest trade show and forum bringing together manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes and across all manufacturing sectors, to further automate their planning, design, test, manufacturing and logistics processes – reducing costs and gaining more competitive advantage worldwide. It’s about what Industry 4.0 really means for you.


Space & Satellite Engineering brings together the UK’s space and satellite manufacturers, research & development partners, and supply chain companies spanning R&D, design, test, production, manufacturing, and advanced materials.


Across all sectors and areas of the manufacturing supply chain, testing and quality control is an integral part of the development of products and services. From visual inspections in NDT to corrosion testing in destructive testing, providers of testing and quality solutions are required at every stage of production. 

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The evolution of Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering is now in its 14th edition and has continued to be THE event for the engineering industry.

Advanced manufacturing sectors can network and source innovative new solutions from the engineering supply chains in R&D, design, test & measurement, advanced materials, manufacturing, and production.

Don’t miss your chance to be at the centre of the engineering and manufacturing industry. 

Here’s a little overview of the evolution of Advanced Engineering over the years…

Advanced Engineering begins life as a single show with 80 exhibitors, called ‘Aero Engineering’ in Manchester Central. In the same year, Google test drives the first self-driving car.
A new co-located show is launched alongside Aero Engineering, the Composites Engineering show. In the same year, Apple launches the first tablet, the iPad.
Now known as Advanced Engineering, the event moves to its own dedicated hall at the NEC. In the same year, Mars Curiosity is launched from Cape Canaveral.
Automotive Engineering is launched as a new co-located show zone, and is the UK’s only fully dedicated event for the vehicle manufacturing supply chain. In the same year, the first Model S Tesla is produced.
Advanced Engineering moves to Hall 5, the largest hall in the NEC and is now one of the fastest growing shows in NEC history. In the same year, human-movement-like robots are developed.
Performance Metals Engineering is launched, focusing on the light weighting and strength benefits offered by magnesium, aluminium & titanium. In the same year, Google Glass, the first practical example of VR, is introduced.
Advanced Engineering becomes part of Easyfairs, helping to increase attendee and exhibitor reach, and beginning a global portfolio. In the same year, reusable rockets are developed by the SpaceX program.
Advanced Engineering is established on the engineering calendar as the UK’s largest annual event for advanced manufacturers and supply chain partners. In the same year, Amazon begin initial testing of delivery drones.
Connected Manufacturing becomes the latest show zone to be introduced to Advanced Engineering, fully addressing Industry 4.0 & automation. In the same year, the world's first floating wind farm goes operational.
Advanced Engineering continues to grow on its 10th anniversary, including increased sector coverage, and more dedicated face-to-face networking. In the same year, 3D metal printing is developed for volume manufacture.
2019 saw the introduction of a new zone, Medical Device Engineering, focusing on the engineering requirements of current and future medical/biomedical devices & components. In the same year, Oculus Quest launched User-Friendly VR.
Advanced Engineering launched AE Talks back in 2020 – a series of online events with industry-leading speakers covering the key topics in the manufacturing and engineering sector!
The Product Testing & Quality Control show zone launched for the first time at Advanced Engineering! This was also the first year Advanced Engineering & Lab Innovations were co-located. In the same year, Boeing designed a drone that refuels fighter jets
The Meet the Buyer schemes were held for the first time, in partnership with ADS & SMMT. Advanced Engineering also launched the Sustainability Trail and show app! In the same year. IBM debuted a new quantum processor, its biggest yet!
There are big changes planned for 2023, including the development of the show floor and the introduction of the Advanced Engineering Main Stage! Stay tuned for more updates...

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The must attend event for the entire engineering supply chain

The UK’s leading annual advanced manufacturing and supply chain event, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to meet, network, and discover the latest technologies with OEMs and supply chain partners spanning design, test, measurement, inspection, production, and assembly… reaching into the key sectors of aerospace, automotive, civil, rail, transport and more…

Advanced Engineering is now in its 13th edition and attracts engineering professionals from all sectors and areas of the manufacturing chain. Attending Advanced Engineering gives you access to thousands of potential clients and collateral in two days under one roof. 

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Advanced Engineering is bringing the engineering supply chain back together for 2 days, packed full of networking, learning and of course doing business. Find out what’s on at Advanced Engineering 2022 and watch this space for further updates

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Advanced Engineering boasts several open forums packed with ground breaking content from expert speakers.
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Advanced Engineering invests significantly into networking features to enhance visitor experience and exhibitor ROI. AE Connect provides a bespoke matchmaking service between visitors and exhibitors and is completely free for all to use.

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