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

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Meet OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals under one roof

Advanced Engineering is the UK's largest showcase on the latest advances in engineering, converging innovations, latest developments and vital information driving efficiency and profitability to enable UK manufacturers to compete and grow in an ever competitive global market. 

Meet face to face with suppliers and partners under one roof – spanning the supply chains of all key advanced manufacturing sectors.

  • Make your decisions faster: Touch and feel products, compare quotes and understand capabilities on the spot
  • Save time and money: Experience an array of supply chain partners that would otherwise take you months of time and travel
  • Discover and test new technologies and innovations you didn’t know existed and before media /online coverage 
  • Check out how partners and competitors are presenting themselves to the market: Pre-arrange meetings on the show floor with peers and suppliers alike

Enabling Innovation


Advanced Engineering 2019 is welcoming back the Enabling Innovation area, hosting 10 start-ups or innovators, showcasing invention and innovations.

Check back in the coming weeks to find out who you can see on the Enabling Innovation zone this October!

Previous Enabling Innovation winner:

Photocentric: Previous Winner of Enabling Innovation Award at Advanced Engineering; Recipient of Queens Awards for Enterprise - Innovation 2016; Overall Winner, SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards 2017:

“The award for Enabling Innovation for our disruptive new type of 3D printer is a great honour...It proved a great success for us. “

Top 6 reasons to attend


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


Grow your network - meet partners from this years brand new sector; Medical Device Engineering.

Industry 4.0

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


Source all your product needs under one roof - visit over 500+ exhibitors with solutions in 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 meeting service - matchmaking service to network with peers and meet the right suppliers for you.

At Advanced Engineering you can source products and services from the areas below and more

  • OEM parts, components and subsystems
  • Raw materials & intermediate/ semi products
  • R&D organisations
  • Safety, health & environment technology/ services
  • Storage solutions & systems
  • Sub-contract services
  • Supply chain components, assemblies, manufacturing
  • Surface engineering (materials/ plant/ equipment/ technology)
  • Test, measurement & inspection (technology/ equipment/ services)
  • Tooling suppliers & manufacturers
  • Composites, metals, plastics & other materials - parts manufacturing

  • Composites, metals, plastics & other materials - processing

  • Design, prototyping & development services

  • Digital design & manufacturing technology/equipment/software

  • Electronic components & subassemblies

  • Embedded systems & software

  • Industrial automation & process engineering

  • Industrial logistics / packaging

  • Industrial, personnel & business services

  • Laser process technologies

  • Low carbon vehicle & energy engineering technology & services

Networking at the show

Advanced Engineering is not just about the exhibitors, it's eqaully about networking with other visitors. 2018 saw more OEMs and T1 companies than ever before, here's a sample:

Job titles include:

  • C-suites (CEO, CTO, CIO)
  • Technical Manager
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • General Manager & MD
  • Project Manager
  • Aero Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Electronics Engineer
  • IT Systems Management