Advanced Engineering returns to the NEC, Birmingham

~ 15,000 people celebrate a year of engineering success at Advanced Engineering ~


On October 30 and 31, 2019, the largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering will take place at the NEC, Birmingham. Over two days, around 15,000 people will have the opportunity to meet with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and supply chain partners from sectors spanning the engineering industry.


Bringing together thousands of attendees, Advanced Engineering incorporates all aspects of engineering within industries including aerospace, automotive, medical and many more. At the show, representatives from across the advanced engineering supply chain will present their latest innovations to its most influential stakeholders.


Enabling Innovation

This year’s show introduces the revamped Enabling Innovation Zone, which allow innovators to showcase their inventions to thousands of key industry players. Advanced Engineering previously called for start-ups across all engineering sectors to apply for a place in the zone. The 2019 shortlist, which consists of ten small enterprises from across the UK, will each have a dedicated display plinth on the show floor in the Enabling Innovation Zone.


Nominees include businesses from a range of sectors including; Fluid Maintenance Solutions Ltd, which offers a coolant fluid management solution, and Texture Jet Ltd, which has developed a tooling platform that enables users to rapidly produce a variety of surface textures on components.


Supported by Innovate UK/KTN, the Institute for Manufacturing and Innovation DB, the zone has proven extremely successful in previous years, with one past exhibitor, Aceleron, being listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017.


Listen up – Open Forum Programme

Advanced Engineering will once again be running an extensive Open Forum programme, with speakers from Siemens Digital Industries, BAE Systems, McLaren Automotive and IBM Academy of Technology, amongst many others. For 2019, the event has secured a wealth of industry professionals to participate in forums that will discuss latest innovations in the industry.


The Open Forum programme covers five of the six show zones; aerospace, connected manufacturing, composites, automotive and medical device engineering.


Voice of Industry

Advanced Engineering will also celebrate the launch of its Voice of Industry report, bringing together the experiences of leading manufacturers on topics ranging from Brexit and the skills shortage to electric vehicles and product innovation.


The Voice of Industry report delves into the challenges that businesses have faced in recent years and explores the positive results they’ve had in overcoming uncertainty. It features interviews with senior figures in a variety of engineering businesses including Renishaw, Atlas Copco, Kawasaki Robotics and Xi Engineering.


With six shows under one roof, attendees will be able to access all their business solutions in one place — providing them with expertise from the breadth and depth of the advanced engineering industry.


There’s still time to register for a visitor pass for Advanced Engineering by visiting