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The PPMA Show is the UK’s unmissable trade show for processing and packaging machinery. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 26-28 September 2017, the exhibition showcases the latest process and product innovations. Attended by thousands of manufacturers of food, pharmaceuticals and FMCG as well as contract packers and more.



Infrarail – inspiring better rail networks

The UK’s definitive rail infrastructure exhibition Infrarail returns to ExCeL London from 1-3 May 2018. This 12th edition of the industry’s favoured meeting place will also incorporate a hub for companies active in the civil infrastructure and technology sector, and will be the place to do business next year!







Join thought-provoking industry discussions with automotive, aerospace and other core industry thought leaders on the integration of simulation in design, validation and manufacturing processes. Understand the key engineering challenges being faced and developments being made in optimising the product used for industrial applications, reducing cost and improving the usability and quality of data.







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Manufacturing Management Conference
Dates: 13-14th June 2017
Venue: Worsley Park, Manchester

This is a two-day masterclass on combining new technology with employee-led innovation and lean process. Attend this event to discover the balance between people, process and plant (the 3Ps) that will help you create the smart factory of tomorrow, today.

This conference will also take you away from the classroom for a visit to a leading factory to witness world-class in action.

Choose from:

  • BAE Sytems, Samlesbury
  • Jaguar Land Rover, Halewood
  • Frederic Robinson, Stockport
  • Newsprinters International, Knowsley

If you are an operations manager, CI manager, maintenance manager, production manager or engineering manager then this is a must-attend event.

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What’s New in Electronics Live is the UK exhibition for everyone and everything electronics.  With global exhibitors showing their products and services, 2 full seminar programmes including an Innovations Forum and Round Table debates on key industry topics this is an event not to miss – Register for FREE now – – plus FREE parking and wifi





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TCT Show 2017 – Accelerating 3D Technologies

TCT Show is one of the world’s leading 3D Manufacturing Technology events. In its 22nd year, TCT Show delivers business-critical insights on 3D printing, additive manufacturing, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection plus conventional manufacturing processes such as moulding, casting and CNC machining. Visit


NEC, Birmingham, 26-28 September 2017



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“The global stage for security innovation and expertise, IFSEC International, will converge again at ExCeL London from 20-22 June 2017. It is your chance to speak to the suppliers of the world’s leading security solutions, learn best-practice from industry experts and set up new business through the various networking opportunities available to you over the three days. You will see products from all key areas of security; access control, surveillance and detections, deterrence and perimeter security. 







Utility Week Live, the essential show for essential services, is back, taking place 23rd – 24th May 2017, at the NEC, Birmingham. The two-day event is the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to the UK’s gas, electricity and water industries, connecting Britain’s utilities to their suppliers, contractors and partners. Find out more






Taking place every other year, Instrumentation Scotland & Offshore Systems (AECC, 4-5 July 2018) brings together the many companies that supply products and services specific to the offshore sector, in addition to focusing on test, measurement and control equipment for North East Scotland’s other key industries. The exhibition also features free seminars. To enquire please contact: Louise Pudney | 01622 699104 |



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Taking place in hall 1 at the NEC on 26 & 27 September 2017, the annual Sensors & Instrumentation exhibition is the UK’s only focused industrial sensors event for the test, measurement and control sectors. The show also incorporates an extensive seminar programme and the new for 2017, Connecting Industry L!VE Zone that will provide a vital link between product developers, solution engineers and end users. Please contact Louise Pudney for more info: | 01622 699104







The UK show for processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics will return to the NEC, Birmingham from 16th – 18th April 2018. A one-stop shop for manufacturing professionals across the full industry spectrum, the show will shine a light on top trends across the food manufacturing sectors: from improving traceability and consumer trust, transforming productivity and highlighting the latest new ingredients and super foods to make an impression on the industry.

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The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo is part of The Manufacturer Live series of events, which also includes the launch of The Manufacturer Top 100 annual report, The Manufacturers Annual Leaders Conference and The Manufacturer MX Awards ceremony and gala dinner. Dates are 1st & 2nd November NEC Birmingham. 



GTMA serves as a supply chain led organisation for the high value manufacturing sectors of Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Rail and Energy industries. Our supply chain incorporates a wide range of engineering disciplines through its unique network of 13 engineering associations.

GTMA has adapted to the evolution of core technologies within the market today, such as additive manufacturing, the advancement of composite technology in Automotive and Aerospace and its robot-assisted incremental sheet forming process particularly suited to low volume and one-o manufacture developed primarily for the Automotive industry.

In the composite market we can demonstrate the advantages over metals in reducing weight, improving high specific strength and stiffness and increasing service life and overall design flexibility, through intelligent automation to improve the preform process.

Contact: Roger Onions, GTMA Business Development Director, Manufacturing Resource Centre
Tel: + 44 (0) 121 392 8994 • Email:

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