After almost 2 years of Zoom calls and Teams meetings, exhibitions and trade shows are once again scheduled into our work calendars.

One thing this pandemic has proven, is that no matter how advanced the technology, or how productive online offices can be, there is no substitute for orchestrating business face-to-face.

Whether you’re looking for a new supplier, collaborating on a joint venture or establishing stronger partnerships, the power of human interaction when building sustainable relationships is not to be underestimated.

Despite the increasing opportunities presented through digital marketing channels, exhibitions and trade shows have remained an essential cog in the marketing strategy wheel, presenting a number of opportunities including: –

  • Showcasing your company and building brand awareness
  • Generating sales leads in real time
  • Nurturing business relationships and connecting with your supply chain
  • Meeting multiple contractors and potential suppliers under one roof
  • Networking with industry colleagues and potential customers
  • Collaborating, sharing ideas and learning from industry experts

Depending on your niche and reach, there are hundreds of exhibitions and trade shows in which to participate. Organisers are going above and beyond to deliver COVID safe events, with all necessary precautions for both exhibitors and visitors to ensure a successful show for all.

Top 5 Trade Shows Coming Soon…

Subcon Show

14th-16th September, NEC, Birmingham

A firm favourite of Conception Marketing. Subcon is the UK’s premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show. For over 40 years, the show has continued to deliver high-quality content and a variety of UK and international exhibitors. This year, Subcon will be co-located with The Engineer Expo and the very popular Manufacturing Management Show. Together they will deliver a unique and relevant event for the manufacturing and engineering industry.

The Engineering Design Show

19th-20th October, Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

The Engineering Design Show is the UK’s only event entirely dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design. The show provides the ideal environment for design engineers to benefit from direct access to the latest products, services and innovations available to the sector.

Advanced Engineering

3rd-4th November, NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals. Advanced Engineering is an opportunity to meet, network, and discover the latest technologies with OEMs and supply chain partners spanning design, test, measurement, inspection, production, and assembly… reaching into the key sectors of aerospace, automotive, civil, rail, transport and more.

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics

8th-10th February 2022, Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, Farnborough

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the UK and a major pan-European showcase for new technology in machinery, production equipment, electronic production and assembly, tooling and components as well as subcontract services across an impressively wide range of industry.

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics

POSTPONED TO 2022, Event City, Manchester

A must-attend event for anyone involved in design, engineering production and procurement – the place to see all the latest in production hardware, components, consumables and technology serving a wide range of industries including Aerospace/Defence, Automotive, Electronics Assembly/ Production, Industrial Machinery, Packaging/Handling/Logistics, Energy, Marine, Medical/PharmaBio, Mechanical Engineering and Metal Processing.

Expert Exhibition Services

Conception has been delivering professional, practical exhibition services to manufacturing and engineering companies for over 15 years. Each exhibition package is bespoke to our client’s individual needs to ensure the opportunity is maximised and costs are kept within budget.

Our exhibition support spans a range of services, from a comprehensive strategy, with pre and post exhibition marketing activity and lead generation, to stand design and installation. CLICK HERE to view our full range of exhibition services or contact us for a quotation today.