There is a flurry of trade show previews wrapped up in this issue as the industry continues to return to some form of normality. In addition to the regulars, such as the Farnborough Airshow, TCT3Sixty, Subcon Show and Advanced Engineering, a new event called Manufacturing & Engineering Week will debut.
What could be described as a ‘Heinz 57’ of trade shows, Manufacturing & Engineering Week will offer a festival of innovation to showcase the best of British industry. Meanwhile, TCT 3Sixty will highlight the latest advances in additives, while Subcon, the UK’s premier event dedicated to contract manufacturing buyers, returns in June.
Elsewhere, the 13th edition of Advanced Engineering will feature seven zones which show organizers say will encompass the latest technology and inspire cross-sector collaboration to push the UK engineering industry to new heights.
Finally, the first event on the calendar, the Farnborough International Airshow returns after a long hiatus to spotlight its World Aerospace Forum, a global platform that aims to drive change, drive immediate action and accelerate the transition to the net zero economy.
In its own way, each show hopes to offer a little of a lot of different manufacturing technologies. Each show will attempt to provide more than the sum of its parts. Each show will arguably offer the best opportunities to learn more about someone – or something – you never knew existed.
They say variety is the spice of life and that sentiment can be applied to what many manufacturing shows bring to us each year. It’s a chance to shake off this post-pandemic insularity, get out there and meet and greet the usual suspects who roam the aisles of the exhibit, catch up, press the flesh and recount many great memories. . Welcome my friends!