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7 June, 2023

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Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023
07 - 08 June, 2023
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK

The event will bring together live and digital events including the Design & Engineering Expo 2023, the Smart Factory Expo (which replaces the earlier Manufacturing Expo) and Maintec, as well as a zone dedicated to the Drives & Controls, AirTech and Fluid Power & Systems shows that the organiser, Nineteen Group, recently acquired from DFA Media. Another acquisition, The Hennick Group, will bring the SME Growth Summit, the Sustainable Manufacturing Digitalisation Summit and the Manufacturing Top 100 Awards.
Automation UK / MVC
20 - 21 June, 2023
Location: CBS Arena, Coventry, UK

Automation UK is a new annual exhibition championing the use and development of automation and industrial robots in UK industry. Organised by Bara (the British Automation and Robot Association), it will run alongside the existing Machine Vision Conference (MVC) and exhibition, organised by Ukiva (the UK Industrial Vision Association). Bara and Ukiva are both part of the PPMA (the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association).
Automatica 2023
27 - 30 June, 2023
Location: Munich, Germany

The automation and robotics show is taking place just one year after the previous Automatica, which has traditionally been held every two years. This will get the show back on a two-year cycle in odd years, following the disruption caused by Covid. Most of the major robot manufacturers are due to attend, as well as exhibitors from the worlds of machine vision and assembly/handling technology. The event’s three key topics will be: digital integration and AI; sustainable production; and the future of work.
EMO 2023
18 - 23 September, 2023
Location: Hannover, Germany

The “world’s leading trade fair for production technology” returns for its first full show since before the Covid pandemic. More than 1,500 exhibitors have already booked stands in the 17 halls (two fewer than at the 2019 event, which attracted more than 2,200 exhibitors and 116,700 visitors – more than half of them from outside Germany). Themes for the 2023 show include the future of business, connectivity and sustainability.
04 October, 2023

A new event aimed at machine-builders, systems integrators and OEMs. The organisers are expecting more than 100 suppliers to be exhibiting more than 1,000 new products. A series of free seminars is planned.
Advanced Engineering UK
01 - 02 November, 2023
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK

Described by its organiser as “the UK’s largest exhibition for engineering and manufacturing professionals”, the show has been expended to make space for new exhibitors. Its previous arrangement into zones has been removed to encourage cross-industry working without segregating attendees by industry sector.
Advanced Engineering UK
01 - 02 November, 2023
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK

The organisers of “the UK’s largest exhibition for engineering and manufacturing professionals” say that more than 90% of the exhibition space has already been sold, and the show has been expanded to make space for new exhibitors. The zones present at previous shows are being removed to emphasise cross-industry working and to avoid segregation.
SPS 2023
14 - 16 November, 2023
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

The Smart Production Solutions show will return to its Nuremberg venue, a year on from the 2022 event which attracted 999 exhibitors and 43,813 visitors. These numbers are expected to be exceeded in 2023, not least because China has lifted its Covid travel restrictions which were still in place during last year’s show.

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