8 of the Best UK Manufacturing Events in 2019


Manufacturing exhibitions and events are a great way to keep up with all the latest industry developments. You’ll get the chance to meet potential new clients and suppliers, gain insights from thought leaders that could influence your business strategies, and see all the latest developments in technologies that could progress your transition to a Smart Factory.

Here’s TS Grale’s roundup of nine great manufacturing events happening in the UK in 2019.

Event: Advanced Manufacturing Show

Date: 4-6 June 2019

Location: NEC Birmingham

With manufacturing technology continuing to take centre stage in allowing manufacturers to boost efficiency and performance while cutting costs and remaining competitive, The Advanced Manufacturing Show is not to be missed. Focussed on the latest technologies and innovations in industry, The Advanced Manufacturing Show gives you the chance to see live demonstrations of the latest tech, meet suppliers and make new industry connections.

Website and book: https://www.advancedmanufacturingshow.co.uk/


Event: SubCon

Date: 4-6 June 2019

Location: NEC Birmingham (Co-located with the Advanced Manufacturing Show)

For subcontract manufacturing professionals in all industry sectors, attending SubCon gives you the opportunity to develop new relationships, meet new suppliers and strengthen your supply chain strategy. Currently in its 43rd year, SubCon is a well-established event that co-locates with The Advanced Manufacturing Show.

Website and book: https://www.subconshow.co.uk/


Event: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition

Date: 25 June 2019

Location: Arena MK, Milton Keynes

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition brings together professionals from all manufacturing sectors, showcasing the latest technology and hardware suppliers and featuring a huge line-up of speakers. From supply chain and logistics, to Industry 4.0 and robotics and automation, sustainability, precision engineering and more, this event will create plenty of networking and strategic learning opportunities.

Website and book: https://www.manufacturingevent.co.uk/


Event: Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

Date: 2-3 October 2019

Location: Manchester

Having had a record breaking turn out for the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show in February 2019, the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show promises to be another huge success. Encompassing a wide range of industry, this show has such a great diversity of suppliers and visitors that it’s a great place to see all the latest technology in machinery, production equipment, subcontract services and more.

Website and book: https://www.industrynorth.co.uk/



Date: 24-26 September 2019

Location: NEC Birmingham

Describing itself as the “event for design-to-manufacturing innovation”, the TCT show hosts the latest technologies in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Boasting the largest concentration of advanced digital manufacturing exhibits in the UK and 10,000 visitors from over 40 countries, the TCT show gives you the chance to experience the latest research developments and cutting-edge applications across a wide variety of industries, as well as meet potential new clients and suppliers.

Website and book: https://tctshow.com/tctshow/en/page/home


Event: Construction Week Event

Date: 8-10 October 2019

Location: NEC Birmingham

The largest event in the UK dedicated to the built environment, Construction Week brings together, design, build and supply professionals from the construction industry. This free event is host to over 300 speakers, 35,000 visitors and 650 exhibitors representing leading international construction brands. A great arena for learning, networking and establishing new business relationships, Construction Week is an opportunity not to be missed for built environment professionals.

Website and book: https://www.ukconstructionweek.com/

Event: ChemUK 2019

Date: 1-2 May 2019

Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

As the UKs only chemical industry expo and conference, ChemUK is the chance for chemical industry professionals to get up to date with the latest industry news, technology and innovation. Featuring over 70 expert speakers and over 170 chemical supply chain exhibitors, ChemUK offers networking opportunities alongside displays of innovative tech and strategy to drive operational performance and excellence.

Website and book: https://www.chemicalukexpo.com/


Full of marketing and learning opportunities, attending manufacturing exhibits and events will help you build your network and continue to grow your business with the right technology. As with any activity, it’s always great to have a plan for events; think about what you want to achieve and who you’d like to speak to in advance of attending, so you can use your time effectively.

If you’re set to attend any events this year, as a visitor or as an exhibitor, leave a comment and let us know which event you’re going to.


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