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The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020. NEC, Birmingham

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…

The evolution of Advanced Engineering

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

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-locating 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 the Mars Curiosity is launched from Cape Canaveral.
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.
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 AE, 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.
This years show is set to be better than ever before. Watch this space for regular updates.

Multiple 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

See what's on at Advanced Engineering 2021

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 2021 and watch this space for further updates

Enabling Innovation

Enabling Innovation

Find out more about the Enabling Innovation show zone!
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Multiple open forums

Open forums

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

Contact the Team

Interested in exhibiting or visiting? Get in touch with 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 2021?

5 minutes with… Scott Singleton

Scott Singleton, Operations Manager at Cristex.  What is your role? My role as Operations Manager at Cristex can be split into 4 key areas: people, core operations, project delivery and strategy. The main responsibility is supporting the production planning process and ensuring production targets are met and new opportunities are

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5 minutes with… Oliver Larkin

Oliver has worked in the Automotive industry for over 30 years including spells abroad at SEAT in Barcelona and at Volkswagen’s HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany. For 15 years Oliver was in the Investor Relations team working with the CEO and the Board to explain the Group’s strategy to financial investors

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5 minutes with… Aristides Matopoulos

Aris is a Reader in Supply Chain Design & Logistics Systems, at Aston University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lille, in France. At Aston University he led the development of the Supply Chain Readiness Level Tool to assess the maturity and the capabilities of manufacturing supply chains.

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Enabling Innovation

Advanced Engineering 2021 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 laboratory industry. 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.

Meet some of our fantastic supporters

We work with an extensive range of media and association partners to reach the right audience and to create an unmissable event

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