The must attend event for the entire engineering supply chain

The UK’s largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to meet and network 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…

The evolution of Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering is now in its 12th edition and has continued to be THE event for the engineering industry

2009
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.
2010
A new co-locating show is launched alongside Aero Engineering, the Composites Engineering show. In the same year Apple launches the first tablet, the iPad.
2011
Now known as Advanced Engineering, the event moves to its own dedicated hall at the NEC. In the same year the Mars Curiosity is launched from Cape Canaveral.
2012
Automotive Engineering is launched as a new co-locating 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.
2013
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.
2014
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.
2015
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.
2016
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.
2017
Connected Manufacturing becomes the latest show zone to be introduced to AE, fully addressing Industry 4.0 & automation. In the same year the world's first floating wind farm goes operational.
2018
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
2019 saw the introduction of a new zone, Medical Device Engineering, focusing on the engineering requirements of current and future medical/biomedical devices & components.
2020
This years show is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Watch this space for regular updates.
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Six shows under one roof

Source products and discover new technologies across Advanced Engineering’s co-locating show zones. It’s the UK’s only event truly able to introduce you to new technologies and products in less familiar but parallel manufacturing sectors.

Aero Engineering

Composites Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Performance Metals Engineering

Connected Manufacturing

Medical Device Engineering

See what's on at Advanced Engineering 2020

Advanced Engineering brings the entire engineering supply chain together for 2 days, packed full of networking, learning and of course doing business. Find out what’s on at Advanced Engineering 2020 and watch this space for further updates.

Enabling Innovation

Enabling Innovation

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5 open forums

Open forums

Advanced Engineering boasts 5 open forum packed with ground breaking content from expert speakers.
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Contact the Team

Contact the Team

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Make the most of your time at Advanced Engineering with AE Connect

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.

What's new for 2020?

5 minutes with… Ian Gardner

Ian is Distinguished Technical Specialist, and Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect at IBM. He regularly speaks about Industry 4, and how you can gain efficiencies from the latest manufacturing technology and data solutions at selected leading events, including Advanced Engineering. Keep an eye out for IBM at Advanced Engineering this November,

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Engineering exhibition announces guest speakers

The UK’s largest annual engineering show, Advanced Engineering has announced some of the guest speakers that will be presenting at the show on October 30 and 31, 2019 at the NEC inBirmingham. As part of the extensive open forum programme, speakers include representatives from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren

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Enabling Innovation

Advanced Engineering 2020 will welcome back an all new Enabling Innovation area, hosting 10 start-ups or innovators, showcasing inventions and innovations.

1 Badge 2 Shows!

Lab Innovations is the UK’s only show dedicated to the entire laboratory industry. 150+ exhibitors will showcase laboratory equipment, laboratory technology, analytical equipment, life science supplies and much more to thousands of laboratory managers, laboratory technicians and procurement managers.

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