The new website now has responsive design to make it easier to navigate, update and consume on mobile devices. The site contains the latest MACH 2018 news and provides full details on the exhibition moving home for the first time in over 40 years.
The NEC is still the location, but the exhibition will relocate from halls 4 and 5, to halls 17, 18, 19, 20, 6 and 7. These halls are located on the newer atrium side of the NEC complex and will see the show occupying one single space and on one level.
This move will enable MACH to provide more exhibition space. There will also be more entrances to the exhibition which will enable the flow of visitors to be distributed more evenly throughout the halls.
James Fudge, head of events at the MTA said: “After a hugely successful MACH 2016, which saw a 10% increase in footfall and over £150 million worth of business done in five days, we have turned our attention to 2018 and how we can further improve on the exhibition, including the launch of the new website.”
He continued: “The hall move will give the exhibition the chance to grow and adapt in the years to come, making sure that we retain our position as the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies exhibition.”
Space for MACH 2018 went on sale in April 2016 at this year’s exhibition. To date over 3000m² has been allocated on the floor plans as MACH 2016 exhibitors looked to reserve their space for the 2018 show.
The first ballot is for stands in excess of 200m² and will take place on 9th September 2016. Submissions for the first ballot will close at 5pm on 7th September 2016. The second ballot for stands under 200m² will take place on 21st October with submissions for this ballot closing on 18th October.
James Selka, MTA CEO said: “The response to the launch of MACH 2018 has been overwhelmingly positive with exhibitors keen to secure their spots at the show. We are excited to launch the new website and open the ballot process for 2018 and have every confidence that this move will further enhance MACH’s reputation, as the home of manufacturing technologies in the UK.”
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