AE Connect


The UK's largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers & supply chain professionals

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Find and book meetings with key contacts in advance

AE Connect is the free to use, specialist meetings programme that allows visitors and exhibitors to book meetings. Advanced Engineering visitors and exhibitors can search the database and arrange meetings with key contacts prior to the show.

This powerful matchmaking tool that can help you make the most of your time at Advanced Engineering 2019.

Only those who have already registered for the show will be eligible to access AE Connect – please register for your visitor badge to log in.

How can AE Connect help you?

  • Allows you to search the database and find contacts specific to your requirements – filter by Sector/ Job Title/ Product Interests
  • A personal, easy to use tool that helps you to connect with people attending Advanced Engineering 2019
  • Book meetings between other visitors and exhibitors
  • Receive meeting invitations from potential new leads/peers/suppliers
  • Run by a dedicated team of matchmaking experts
  • Take meetings on exhibitor stands or in the dedicated AE Connect Lounge located at stand F24 in the Automotive Engineering Zone.
  • Receive a meeting schedule with names, details and photos of your meeting partners
  • On-site text and email reminders along with support from the on-site concierge.

'Great event where people will take time out of a busy schedule to visit and know it will be worth their time'

Niamh Russell, Project Administrator, 2KM (UK)


“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.”

Sean O’Neill, Roaches International


“Assisted in helping me get a better understanding for the industry, color coded floor helped with navigation, better than other shows that I have been to!”

Dale Free, Sales Manager, Marshall AG


'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!'

Mark Crouchen, Rockwood Composite


'I like everything about the show, variety of stands, lots of conference areas & exhibitors. The conferences were really useful and situated evenly around the show.'

Ian Gardner, Industry 4.0 solutions Architect, IBM


'I found the event a great networking opportunity to meet industry professionals from different backgrounds with different products.'

Kat Clarke, Wing Manufacturing Engineer, Nottingham Trent University


"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.”

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