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Design Engineering Expo: Propelling the future of design

01 June 2021

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Design Engineering Expo, part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, is the brand new event for the sector, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 7-8 June 2022.

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With innovation at its heart, the free to attend 2-day event has been created specifically for design engineering professionals. It will invite attendees to uncover the latest innovations and technologies driving the sector, celebrate success stories, reveal those breaking engineering boundaries and provide an unrivalled opportunity to connect with suppliers to help gain a competitive edge and optimise future design strategy.

Running alongside Design Engineering Expo will also be Engineering Expo and Manufacturing Expo; the events together will showcase the complete solutions and supply chain, under the umbrella of Manufacturing & Engineering Week.

Inspiring Keynotes

Packed with invaluable content, the main stage will host an unrivalled line up of inspiring leaders and innovators pushing the boundaries of design engineering. They’ll explore the latest success stories, debate current challenges and offer practical how-to sessions to challenge thinking and provide take away solutions to improve process and strategy.

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CPD accredited workshops

Delivering tangible value for time away from the desk, Design Engineering Expo will provide a programme of CPD accredited workshop sessions, imparting practical advice and know-how to contribute to personal and professional development.

Whatever your current design challenge, this is an incredible opportunity for design engineers to meet face to face with experts and leave armed with ideas and solutions to apply.

Market leading suppliers

Design Engineering Expo will showcase Britain’s best products and services, propelling the future of design engineering. From design services, electronics and embedded design through to test & measurement, meet the suppliers who can deliver the latest tech and innovations to drive efficiencies and optimise future strategy.

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Industry backing

Design Engineering Expo is delighted to announce the Institute of Engineering Designers, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, MAKE UK & the Advanced Propulsion Centre as partners, alongside the support and guidance of an incredible line up of industry names on the Advisory Board, including; Libby Meryick, CEO, Institute of Engineering Designers; Eric Wilkinson, CEO, Cambridge Consultants; Andrew Burrows, Director, PA Consulting; Philippa Oldham, Partnerships Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre; and Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive, MAKE UK.

This incredible industry backing indicates the importance and timely relevance of the event for the sector.

Design doesn’t stop – it’s dynamic, forthright and exciting, and the IED is supporting the launch of Design Engineering Expo to help showcase all of these elements and the outstanding work of the design community now and in the future.

Libby Meyrick, Chief Executive, Institution of Engineering Designers

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Why now?

The UK remains a global force for engineering and manufacturing: driving innovation, leading on the industrial agenda, the green economy, industry 4.0 and being at the forefront of the response to the global pandemic. However, in a post-COVID and post-Brexit world, Britain’s standing, and its future, will require engineering and manufacturing to grow and strengthen.

Design Engineering Expo, part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, seeks to celebrate the sector, showcasing  innovation, sharing successes and future insight, raising critical discussion and providing a destination for professionals to source suppliers and solutions in order to secure the right partners to keep them competitive and grow the UK sector.

There has never been a more important time for our sector to pull together and to work together, to create a shared agenda, help promote and encourage manufacturing and engineering innovation, and see our sectors grow and Manufacturing & Engineering Week will do exactly that. I am delighted to be part of the Advisory Board and that MAKE UK are a partner for this groundbreaking event.

Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, MAKE UK

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Get involved

Design Engineering Expo, together with the collocated events of M&E Week, offers an undeniably value packed event celebrating the sector.

Visitors will save time sourcing new partners, have unrivalled access to industry leaders through inspirational content, stay up-to-date and return with ideas and solutions in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet face to face and do business with engineering professionals across all sectors.

To find out more about Design Engineering Expo and M&E Week, visit www.designengineeringexpo.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @DesignEngExpo and LinkedIn @DesignEngExpo.


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