Advanced Engineering 2018
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
31 October - 1 November, 2018

Thank you for visiting Advanced Engineering 2018

This year exhibitors saw the same high visitor footfall as last years Advanced Engineering and specifically there was an overwhelming rise in senior decision makers and OEM/T1 at the show.

Save the date for Advanced Engineering 2019: NEC on 30-31 October, 2019

New technologies, new contacts, new business. 

As 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 . . . 


Claiming your CPD points

If you attended any of the conference sessions at the show this year, you will be eligible to claim CPD points. In the next few weeks you should receive a CPD certificate from The CPD Certification Service.



Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez

“What a fantastic show this year. With the launch of our new Curabox Benoxazine resin, the number of visitors to our stand has been brilliant. By having the opportunity to put faces to names and create new leads, the Advanced Engineering show has allowed us to not only make new connections but improve on existing ones. The show has really set us up for next year!”

Sean O’Neill, Roaches International

“It’s been a really good show; the quality of visitors has been excellent. For the first time ever, I have actually sold a machine straight off the stand for the value of £54k and by the end of today we would have sold another one – which is incredible.”

Mark Crouchen, Rockwood Composites

“This has been the best year yet for us exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show. We have recently invested in a new press which has increase our capacity by 50% so we can’t wait to get some new clients. We have lots of new leads which will come in handy for new business in the new year. We will certainly be back next year!”

Colin Turner, the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF)

We are delighted at the huge numbers of visitors who came to see us. We had a very productive time catching up with familiar faces and meeting new businesses in the aerospace and defence sectors and it was great to showcase our services, especially NATEP and Aerospace Cornwall. We have come away from the show with some fantastic leads. We have been exhibiting at Advanced Engineering for several years now and we will continue to do so for many more.”


Hall 2, 3 & 3a
B40 1NT


Wednesday 30 October
Visitor opening times: 09:00 - 17:00

Thursday 31 October
Visitor opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00

Visit the UK’s largest gathering of manufacturing OEMs and supply chain partners.

Stay ahead of the industry by attending one of our six CPD accredited open forums, filled with over 200 sessions.

Source all your product needs under one roof, with direct access to over 600+ supply-chain exhibitors. 

What's on?


Hear from industry experts for free - access over 200 presentations and case studies from OEMs and top tier speakers through six open forums


Grow your network - meet partners from this years brand new sectors; Nuclear Engineering and UK Contract Manufacturing zones.

Industry 4.0

Discover what Industry 4.0 means for you - visit the expanded Connected Manufacturing show zone and conference.


Source all your product needs under one roof - visit over 600+ exhibitors  areas including R&D, Design, Test, Production, Manufacturing, Inspection, Measurement, Materials and Technology

Keep uptodate

Keep up to date with new innovations and technologies - presented by start-ups, SMEs and national research initiatives


Take advantage of the free AE Connect - matchmaking service to network with peers and meet the right suppliers for you.

2018 Open Conference Speakers

Aerospace 4.0: Adoption of Digital Capabilities in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Sameer Savani
Head of Innovation and Engineering
ADS Group

Further opportunities for composites in railway structures

 Rob Dean
Principal Engineer (Structures)
Network Rail

Creating the factory of the future with Industry 4.0 and IoT

Ian Gardner
Industry 4.0 Solutions Architect

UK Government Support for International Trade

David Taylor
Department of International Trade

The UK Automotive Strategy

Mike Mychajluk
Supply Chain Projects & External Engagement Manager, Production Purchasing

The North West Pilot of the SC21 Competitive & Growth Programme

David Bailey

Leveraging innovation funding to grow your business

Ajay Kapadia

Global Outlook for Composites

Nigel O'Dea

IIOT and Security….A Thirst for Data

Paul Hingley
Data Services Business Manager

Aircraft part inspection with X-Rays and photon counting detectors assisted by two arm robotic system

Richard Kaderabek
Imaging Specialist
Radalytica s.r.o.

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