Subcon 2018, NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 June 2018.

With just ten days to go until the doors open at Subcon, the defining event in the manufacturing supply chain calendar, organisers have revealed they are preparing for a bumper year with over 400 exhibitors confirmed and record levels of visitors expected.

This year visitors will enjoy two shows – Subcon and brand new sister event The Engineer Expo. Furthermore, a cornerstone of the expanded event will be The Engineer Conference with 36 free-to-attend sessions across two theatres.

Rolls Royce CTO Paul Stein will present the keynote within a highly-anticipated programme that also features Dr Caroline Hargrove, CTO of McLaren Applied Technologies, BAE Systems’ Dr Henry White, Dr Nadine Stech who helped to design Linx, the CTO of Fujitsu UK Graeme Wright, the AMRC’s head of digital Prof Rab Scott, Prof Dame Jane Jiang, who heads up the EPSRC’s Future Metrology hub at the University of Huddersfield and Prof Rajkumar Roy, Director of Manufacturing, Cranfield University. These free to attend presentations will showcase cutting edge innovation and best practice from the worlds of engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management.

More than 400 exhibitors will be on the show floor, providing visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to source new suppliers and carve out new business relationships. They include B Hepworth, which is celebrating its 150th birthday.

“There is going to be so much to talk about this year: from our research into the ignorance around Industry 4.0 and the importance of increasing the number of women in manufacturing and engineering leadership roles, to the incredible presentations across our stages and discussions throughout the stands of more than 400 exhibitors,” commented Subcon event director Gordon Kirk. 

“This year’s event, which also debuts The Engineer Expo and The Engineer Conference, is set to be our best yet and will give visitors and suppliers an unrivalled opportunity to interact with every facet of the UK manufacturing and engineering community, maintain their competitive edge, and shape how the industry is seen from the outside.”

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