Plant & Works Engineering
EEF National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner 20 February, 2018

Location: QEII Centre, SW1P 3EE & London Hilton Park Lane, W1K 1BE
The most significant date of the year in the manufacturing community’s diary, this one-day event is packed with chances to reflect on industry challenges and opportunities, celebrate growth and tool-up for the year ahead.
The EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018 brings together senior leaders, key policy makers and the media for unmissable industry analysis, inspiration and debate. We need you to be part of that conversation.

What will I get out of the day?

Increase your industry exposure. Connect with peers from your community of 800 prominent UK-based manufacturers.
Directly influence key policy makers and the media.
Benefit from a packed programme of keynote speeches, plenary sessions and special events.
Join workshops on essential topics such as:
- Reducing Energy Costs
- Futureproofing your Workforce
- Post-Brexit Trading
- Cyber Security
Celebrate successes, identify areas of best practice, and demonstrate the strength and resilience of British manufacturing.
Vote in our interactive sessions and question our panel experts
CPD Accredited
The EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2018 rounds off with an exclusive drinks reception and black-tie Conference dinner at the Hilton, Park Lane, and features high-profile guest speaker Jeremy Vine.

Category: Training
Contact phone: 020 8515 6000
As part of its series of free informative webinars, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the date of its latest session, “Precise Weighing in Your Packaging Machine”, which will take place on February 21st 2018 at 10am (GMT).
As the market for packaging machines becomes increasingly demanding in terms of maximum system productivity, this webinar will explain the benefits of In-Line weighing. With precision being a key factor in filling and dosing processes, deviations need to be corrected without delay in order to reduce overfill and keep rejected products to a minimum. This webinar discusses how this can be achieved by incorporating In-Line weighing into your packaging machine.
Minimising Measurement Uncertainty: how to set up strain gauge based precision measurement chains’ Free Webinar 22 February, 2018

Category: Organisation Event
Contact phone: 020 8515 6000
Following on from a successful series of webinars, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the date for its latest free webinar, ‘Minimising Measurement Uncertainty: how to set up strain gauge based precision measurement chains’, which will take place on February 22nd 2018 at 9am (GMT).
Aimed at all measurement engineers in charge of planning or taking measurements, as well as users performing measurement data analysis, this latest webinar from the HBM Academy, will offer a general introduction to strain gauge based high precision measuring chains and is designed to help individuals choose the right reference transducers (force, torque and pressure).
Presented by Dr. André Schäfer, Development Manager for High Precision Measurement Chains at HBM, this 30 minute webinar will discuss the factors which can influence strain gauge based measurements and reveal the requirements for precision bridge amplifiers. Also offering a selection of valuable tips and tricks, this webinar will also provide participants with a series of practical application exercises.
IntraLogisteX exhibition 27 - 28 February, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Registration is now open at for the biggest ever IntraLogisteX exhibition, taking place in Ericsson Exhibition Hall 1 of the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th February 2018. The event is the UK’s fastest growing intralogistics exhibition and is looking set to be a phenomenal success with 80% of the floor-space sold with over three months to go. The exhibition has doubled in size since its launch in 2015 and has a consistent year on year growth in visitors of over 15% showing that it’s a vital platform for bringing together suppliers and end-users to discover the latest industry innovation and solutions.
Industry 4.0 Summit / Factories of the Future Expo 28 February - 01 March, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: Manchester
The Summit is held over 2 days.

Day One includes keynote addresses from Government and industry leaders plus the implementation of robotics applications, personalised supply chains and technology-driven disruption.

Day Two covers the implementation of industry 4.0 projects including three great examples of deployment by manufacturing SMEs. The Summit closes with a wide ranging debate on the broader impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing and the wider economy.

Topics ranging from Brexit to the Northern Powerhouse, skills shortages to cyber-security, blue skies technology and beyond, will be covered.
Co-located with Factories of the Future Expo
What will the new factory look like? Technology is moving fast – what will industrial production look like 10-20 years from now? How will current factories compete with new factories that use next generation communication systems and concepts? Comprising a dedicated exhibition and a series of free seminars – the Open Technology Forum – adjacent to Industry 4.0 Summit, the Factories of the Future Expo will allow factory owners, plant managers and manufacturing heads to discover the latest smart technologies and services available for them to successfully compete for the next 20 years of production.
ecobuild 2018 06 - 08 March, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: ExCeL London,
ecobuild 2018 will be designed around you and will bring to life the things you tell us are most important to the future of our industry: the latest technology; the freshest thinking; and the most innovative materials to keep you at the forefront of the built environment.

The futurebuild districts are dedicated areas of the event that will unite the many distinct communities that make up the built environment - register now and get connected. Supported by industry partners they’ll each have curated exhibitors, seminar theatres and inspiring feature areas.
Getting ready for GDPR 08 March, 2018

Category: Organisation Event
Location: Hydraforce Ltd., 250 Aston Hall Road, Birmingham B6 7FE
Are you ready for the new 2018 General Data Protection Regulations?
Do you know your legal obligations and liabilities?
This new consolidated one day training course from the BFPA will provide
attendees with ‘no-nonsense’, clear guidance on how to ensure that you comply with the law whilst minimising the inconvenience to your business. Compliance need not be difficult but to fail to do so can be very expensive and detrimental to your business
To book your place or to find out more about the challenges and the opportunities – including the
processes that need to be followed when interacting with existing and potential future customers.
contact Karen Gordon Brander or Chris Buxton on 01608 647900 or e-mail Karen onmail Karen on now.
UK Advanced Materials Research & Investor Showcase 2018 12 - 13 March, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: Business Design Centre, London
From metals, powders and textiles to composites, graphene and polymers - innovations in advanced materials research have numerous applications across a wide range of sectors. The 2018 Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK and supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl, is a unique two day exhibition and conference to showcase the richness of the UK materials innovation, providing an excellent platform to help develop commercial success of UK-generated materials research and innovation. More than 600 delegates each day and 120 exhibitors will attend the two-day conference and exhibition.
Fluid Power & Systems 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Contact phone: 01732 370340
Contact: Ryan Fuller
Fluid Power & Systems is the only event in the UK that is 100% focused on a comprehensive range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, together with products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics.

Fully supported by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) and Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine, Fluid Power & Systems comprises the largest gathering of world-class companies displaying and demonstrating the latest in mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment. Whatever your industrial sector, whether engineering, construction, offshore/marine, oil & gas, agriculture/farming, automotive, aerospace etc., Fluid Power & Systems – taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 10 to 12 April 2018 with FREE entry to visitors – offers a convenient one-stop shop for all your fluid power and system requirements, including:

Hydraulics: industrial and mobile, including pumps and powerpacks, cylinders, valves, motors, heat exchangers, and accumulators. Filters and sealing technologies
Pneumatics: valve and valve islands, linear and rotary actuators, air motors, FRLs and other treatment technologies
Systems: Electro-hydraulic & pneumatic systems design; CAN bus technology; process automation; monitoring & control; modelling & simulation.
Instrumentation: Sensors, switches and controls as applied to fluid power: Temperature, flow, pressure, liquid level, position.

World-class suppliers from around the world
Full programme of FREE technical seminars supported with top class speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most
Co-located with Air-Tech (Compressed Air, Generators and Pneumatics), Drives and Controls, Plant & Asset Management, together with a brand-new show for 2018 – Smart Industry Expo
These co-located events will also be staged alongside MACH and What’s New In Electronics Live, bringing over 40,000 visitors to the NEC over a single week
Plant & Asset Management 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Contact phone: 01732 370342
Contact: Neil Thrower
Industry spends huge sums of money maintaining its plant, machinery and building assets and, because of constantly increasing business and financial pressures, there is an ongoing need to achieve the maximum performance from those assets. Plant & Asset Management is the UK’s premier event for plant, asset, maintenance and works management engineers and directors. The exhibition, and free seminars, takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 10-12 April 2018. Entry is free of charge and once inside you will find the show covers the very latest in condition monitoring, computerised maintenance management, outsourcing/contract maintenance, energy efficiency, boilers/burners/combustion, handling and storage plus much more …..

The combination of the exhibition and concurrent seminars really is a one-stop shop for all industrial engineering professionals. Visit the exhibition and meet companies offering the following products/services:

Asset Management Systems
Boilers/Burners, Combustion Engineering
Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
Condition Monitoring/Predictive Maintenance Hardware & Software, ie
Leak Detection Equipment
NDT Equipment/Services
Oil Analysis
Remote Monitoring
Thermographic Equipment
Temperature Measurement
Vibration Analysis
Contract Maintenance, Outsourcing & Management Services
Energy Management
Facilities Management (specific to Plant & Asset Management)
Doors, Docking Systems, Air Curtains
Factory & Maintenance Equipment
Handling & Storage
Health & Safety
Industrial Cooling
Industrial Rental Equipment
Maintenance & Asset Management Consultancy
Production Engineering
Security & Fire Prevention
Signs, Labelling & Barcoding
Surface Treatment/Coatings/Finishes
Visual Planning
Workshop Tools & Equipment

World-class suppliers from around the world
Full programme of FREE technical seminars with top class speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most
Co-located with Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, Smart Industry expo, Fluid Power Systems, Mach and Whats New in Electronics Live bringing over 40,000 visitors to the NEC in one week.
Maintenance Café – all pre-registered visitors and delegates will receive a voucher for a complimentary coffee/tea in the Maintenance Café
Air-Tech 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Contact phone: 01732 370340
Contact: Ryan Fuller
If you are involved in compressed air or generators then you should visit Air-Tech 2018 (NEC Birmingham, 10-12 April 2018). The FREE-to-enter show covers the very latest in compressed air, vacuum and generators from the UK's largest gathering of world-class companies.

Supported by Hydraulics & Pneumatics and Plant & Works Engineering magazine you can see the following at Air-Tech 2018:

Accumulators, Actuators, Air Delivery Systems and Air Motors
Compressors, Cooler Tools and Cylinders
Vacuum and Generators
Displays & Meters
Filters, Fittings, Heat Exchangers and Hoses
Instruments, Lubricators, Manifolds and Mobile Compressors
Pumps, Regulators, Sensors, Software and Valves

World-class suppliers from around the world
Full programme of FREE technical seminars with top class speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most
Co-located with Drives & Controls, Fluid Power Systems, the inaugural Smart Industry Expo, Plant & Asset Management Exhibition, Mach and What's New in Electronics live bringing over 40,000 visitors to the NEC in 1 week.
Drives & Controls 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Contact phone: 01732 370340
Contact: Nigel Borrell
Drives & Controls exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 10-12 April 2018) is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation , Power Transmission and Motion Engineering. It is a biennial event and is co-located with 6 other Industrial exhibitions which will make it the largest Manufacturing/Industrial Event in the UK in 2018. The exhibition has grown over the last decade and in 2016 had over 13,000 visitors.

Next year will see the launch of a live Robotic Demonstration Area reflecting this dynamic and fast growing sector representing Robotic technology across the industrial landscape. There will be a full Conference programme which will focus on Automation and the trends affecting our manufacturing base.

We look forward to welcoming you to Drives & Controls 2018.

Drives & Controls Exhibition – The Home of the Automation Industry.

Entry is free of charge and once inside you'll find the show covers the very latest in mechanical power transmission, motion control and automation from over 400 world class companies.

See the following at Drives and Controls 2018:

Machine safety
Programmable controllers
Motion controls
Repairs & maintenance
Gear, brakes, clutches and couplings
Displays & meters
Test & Measurement

World-class suppliers from around the world

Full programme of FREE technical seminars with top class speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most
Co-located with the new launch Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power Systems, Air-Tech (Compressed Air and Generators), Plant & Asset Management Exhibition, Mach and Whats New in Electronics Live
Smart Industry Expo 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Contact phone: 01732 370340
Contact: Sara Gordon
Smart Industry Expo 2018 is the ideal opportunity for visitors seeking to learn about components to prepare for this smart era as well as being able to discuss a wide range of issues from components to Predictive Maintenance 4.0, Logistics 4.0, and smart grid technologies.

Other areas covered include: components for IT-based automation solutions that will bring fundamental change to all in-factory processes, IT security, as well as smart technologies that manage and coordinate power, gas and heat networks so that capacity can be balanced and optimally deployed across the entire energy system – integrated energy, plus much more.

The event will cover all sectors of industry from industrial automation and energy to predictive maintenance, supply, power transmission & control and R&D.

Running alongside will be a comprehensive three-day seminar programme where key industry leaders will explore the various strategies and opportunities that can help UK manufacturers transform to a smart era. Topics covered will range from: smart components, automation components and artificial intelligence, to cloud computing, cyber security, Logistics 4.0, Predictive Maintenance 4.0, real time monitoring & controls, sensor technology and software, plus much more.

Leading associations who are actively involved in promoting smart technologies and strategies will also be supporting the 2018 inaugural event, and participating in the seminar programme

Subcon 2018 05 - 07 June, 2018

Category: Exhibition
Location: NEC Birmingham
Online visitor registration has opened for Subcon, the defining event in the manufacturing supply chain calendar, taking place 5-7 June 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham.
More than 4,500 visitors from aerospace, automotive, defence, electronics, energy, materials, oil and gas and rail sectors will attend Subcon this year to do business with over 400 exhibitors.
The best of British manufacturing will be on display alongside a wealth of market-leading international suppliers all looking to help UK manufacturers increase their competitive advantage in 2018 and beyond.
New for 2018:
• A brand-new show: Subcon will be co-located with The Engineer Expo to create the first truly cross sector industry event with visitors able to enjoy unlimited access to both shows.
• The Engineer Conference: a six-stream, 36-session programme will be held across two theatres and showcase cutting edge innovation and best practice from the worlds of engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management. Curated by The Engineer, in association with some of the biggest names in engineering and manufacturing, the streams will feature content for design engineers, advanced manufacturing and materials specialists and subcontractors alike.
A key theme of the event will be developing cross-sector collaboration: taking the lessons learnt from successful innovation within industries such as automotive, aerospace and defence, and applying them elsewhere.
“Subcon, alongside The Engineer Expo will offer unparalleled content to visitors,” said Gordon Kirk, event director, Subcon. “Across three days we are delivering more quality content than any other industry event. The shows will also offer unrivalled opportunities to network with peers, industry leaders and decision makers. Visitors will have access to manufacturing and engineering leaders throughout the UK and be able to learn how to leapfrog their competition as manufacturing and engineering continue to face profound disruption.”
SEMA Safety Conference 01 November, 2018

Category: Organisation Event
Location: National Motorcycle Museum Solihull
Contact phone: 0121 601 6359
Join SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, at its annual safety conference. The event takes place on Thursday 1st November 2018 at the National Motorcycle Museum Solihull. For more information or to book telephone 0121 601 6359 or email