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

People and solutions: Where the familiar and the less familiar meet

New technologies, new contacts, new business. 

Hosting multiple co-locating shows under one roof, Advanced Engineering once again introduces parallel and related manufacturing sectors to new business and technology opportunities.

Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow OEMs and supply chain professionals eager to see the latest technologies and solutions across co-located show zones including Aero Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Composites Engineering; Connected Manufacturing; Performance Metals Engineering; and new for 2018 UK Contract Manufacturing.

Join the industry to celebrate the 10th-anniversary edition of the largest annual event in the UK engineering calendar.


Visit this year’s very special 10th anniversary edition of 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 650+ supply-chain exhibitors. 

What's on this year?


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 650+ 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.

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.

What our exhibitors & visitors think:

“. . . the most successful ever, delivering more leads, more contact with suppliers and, as importantly, the ability to meet TenCate’s existing customers and partners.”

John Darlington, Global Director Product and Market Strategy, TenCate

“Show of this nature gives a great opportunity to catch up with latest technologies in the field of engineering from all aspects. It makes you realise where you as a business stands and how much catching up required to be competitive. It also offers chance to meet new and network with existing contacts, great way to spend a day.”

Nanoo Patel, Business Development Manager, Georg UK Ltd

“. . . This has been the best year in terms of quality of enquiries. We have been able to demonstrate our capability to a large number of people. It’s been great for the business.”

Mark Crouchen, Managing Director, Rockwood Composites

"Excellent show for networking, very important for my company, we visit every year. Enjoyable and worthwhile visit."

Robert Slade, Automotive Consultant, Mackenzie Jones Engineering

“. . . very vibrant and busy for us. We have enjoyed many leads and also enjoy being part of the manufacturing environment as a lead supplier into most of the industry segments represented and visiting."

Martin Frost, Sales Manager Telsonic UK

“Within the first 4 hours of the day we got over 50 live leads”

John Bonas, Operations Director Composite Metal Technology, CMT

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