Subcon Show


If you are a design engineer, production engineer, procurement, sourcing or supply chain professional looking to compare new suppliers, stay up-to-date on the latest manufacturing developments and network with industry peers, this is the must-attend event for you.

In 2015, Subcon will run alongside the Advanced Manufacturing Show, the biennial event for machine tools, tooling and metrology equipment and a new annual event, The Engineer Design and Innovation Show, that will focus on the tools, service and products that are essential to bring a product to market.

The three shows will take place on 2-4 June 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham.

2014 highlights:

  • Over 300 world-class suppliers and the latest technologies at work
  • Benchmark suppliers and review current sourcing, supply chain and manufacturing strategies
  • Bring specs and drawings with you for instant quotes
    Network with your peers – a great opportunity to come together to catch up and do business
  • New for 2014! Subcon Electronics Zone – bringing the best in subcontract electronics together to provide the complete outsourced solution.
  • The Engineer Conference was back for 2014 and it was bigger and better than before! 
    Running across 3 days, pick and mix free sessions that are of interest to you from industry keynotes, technology and subcontract focused seminars, to fascinating ‘show and tell’ success stories from manufacturing and engineering.

About Subcon

Subcon is the UK’s dedicated subcontracting, advanced manufacturing and technology exhibition showcasing every aspect of outsourced, contract and subcontract services for the British manufacturing industry.

Bringing together the best of contract and subcontract manufacturers, leading-edge manufacturing technology, visitors have the opportunity to meet together, compare suppliers, see the latest technologies at work, develop new partnerships, obtain quotations and do business.

The Engineer Conference takes place over 3 days at Subcon and is free for all visitors to attend. This is an unrivalled opportunity to hear from thought leaders at industry keynotes, technology focused seminars and ‘show and tell’ sessions covering the manufacturing and engineering success stories.

The combination of suppliers, technology and inspiring conference sessions means this is a must-attend event for the whole industry.

About Subcon

Exhibit at Subcon 2015

Subcon is the UK’s only national subcontracting, advanced manufacturing and technology exhibition.

Exhibiting at the Subcon Show is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your services to a high quality and focused audience with the power to spend.

6 great reasons to exhibit

  • Demonstrate your services to the market
  • Influence thousands of budget holders looking to review, plan and invest in manufacturing services
  • Reach an audience with over £1.9 billion in outsourced purchasing authority
  • Discover new business opportunities and generate sales leads
  • Benchmark your business against industry leaders
  • Reach over 250,000 professionals within the industry through our database

This is a an event that cuts across sector and discipline boundaries and will be a critical destination for anyone in manufacturing management and strategy, make/buy decisions, supply chain management, sourcing or contract and subcontract manufacturing services, design and product development, production engineering and quality assurance.

Exhibit at Subcon 2015

The Engineer Design & Innovation Show

Co-located with both Subcon and Advanced Manufacturing in 2015, the addition of The Engineer Design & Innovation Show will provide an event which covers all parts of the product design, prototype & development process for UK manufacturers.

The event will provide visitors (Design Engineers, Product Developers, Design Directors, Project managers, CAD engineers and Engineering Management), with a one-stop shop for all their needs - design services, components and subcontractors or machinery for manufacturing.

The Complete Manufacturing Solution

The Engineer Design & Innovation Show - Design products and solutions for Industry 
Subcon Show - The UK’s national contract and subcontract manufacturing Show 
Advanced Manufacturing Show - World class advanced manufacturing technologies.

Key Visitor Benefits

  • Access to a complete design engineering and manufacturing supply chain
  • Meet the industry’s leading suppliers
  • Discover the latest design engineering solutions and innovations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Gain recent and relevant insight and knowledge from thought leaders at The Engineer Conference Programme

Types of Products and Services on Show: Design software suppliers / simulation software (CAD, FEA, CFD) Design / Engineering consultancies, Prototyping and low volume manufacturing suppliers (including 3D printing) Computer hardware suppliers, 3D printing hardware, plotters, model makers, reverse engineering. Other services (IP advice, funding, training and development), Catalogue components suppliers, Electronic components / embedded systems  / enclosures, Sensors, Control & Automation (drives and motors, and controls,) Power Transmission (Gears, bearings, chains) Materials (plastics, composites, metals, ceramics coatings and finishes, adhesives) Hydraulics and Pneumatics (pumps, valves, actuators, seals & gaskets) Mechanical components (actuators, fasteners, hinges, springs, couplings) Displays, MMIs (man/machine interfaces). New technologies - highly innovative and engaging but commercially relevant content including: plastic electronics, exotic materials (e.g. graphene), novel power sources and batteries, micro-fluidics, additive manufacturing for component integration, OLED displays.

The Engineer Design & Innovation Show

The Advanced Manufacturing Show

The Advanced Manufacturing Show, the new event brought to you by MWP, provides a platform for board-level decision makers, production and quality engineers to interact with the latest technology and gain a competitive edge by applying high-productivity solutions to enhance manufacturing performance, efficiency and quality.

Showcasing world class advanced manufacturing technologies, visitors will be able to review, plan and make their investment decisions for machine tools & accessories, laser, cutting tools and manufacturing software.

Co-located with the Subcon Show and a world-class technology and innovation Conference led by The Engineer, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain insight from leading experts on current industry challenges and stay up-to-date on the latest manufacturing developments, best practice and new trends at one venue over three days.

The Advanced Manufacturing Show
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