MACH 2018 takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 9-13 April and is on course to be another successful show.
MTA CEO James Selka commented: “With new halls and extra space to sell, we are seeing premium spots being snapped up by exhibitors at a good rate, leaving us with a little under a quarter of the show left to sell, which is a very encouraging sign for the industry at this stage. So we’d encourage all companies wishing to book a stand for MACH 2018 to act quickly to secure their space at the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies showcase.”
After a successful 2016 edition of the exhibition, which sold out its exhibitor space and totalled over £150 million worth of business attributed to the show, things are looking positive for a repeat of this in 2018.
MACH 2018 will take place on the atrium side of the NEC, in Halls 17, 18, 19, 20, 6 and 7. This is the first move of the show since relocating to the NEC when it opened in 1976 and reflects the changing technologies the show covers. The new layout of the show is all on one level, enhancing both the visitor and exhibitor experience.
Mike Dinsdale, managing director of Ghuring, said: “Changing the halls gives a different dimension and makes it new again. People will come and try the show again.”
Dave Hurley, managing director of PDJ Vibro, added: “The leads you get from MACH are of a quality I can’t find anywhere else, not through the internet or other exhibitions. Last year I did five exhibitions and the other four added together didn’t come to a fraction of the leads that the MACH exhibition yielded.”
The show will take an in-depth look at the latest technological advances in and around the advanced manufacturing sector. Hot topics for discussion at the show will include Industry 4.0 and the interconnectivity of machines, additive manufacturing and cyber security.