Manufacturing & Engineering Week aims to bring 'festival of innovation & ideas' to 2022 industrial show calendar

16 December 2021

Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2022 launch_Design Enginering Expo
Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2022 launch_Design Enginering Expo

A new event series launches in 2022 featuring an exciting digital programme & live co-located exhibitions demonstrating the latest solutions to help tackle the key issues facing today’s industrial businesses. Taking place from 6th–10th June 2022, Manufacturing & Engineering Week will be a 5-day festival of British manufacturing & engineering innovation.

The whole week is designed to bring together the very best of UK engineering talent,” says Ed Tranter of show organisers, Nineteen Group. “Whether you’re a developer offering the latest innovations in your field or a company looking for that extra advantage that world beating technology can offer, Manufacturing & Engineering Week is for you. Bringing so many innovative ideas and creative people together will help supercharge UK industry to meet its challenges and make the most of its opportunities.

The week kicks off on 6th June with two days of digital sessions, featuring industry leaders giving their expert views on the issues and opportunities facing engineering and manufacturing today. This is followed by two days of live events at NEC, Birmingham, with four exhibitions at one venue taking place over 8-9 June: Manufacturing Expo, Engineering Expo, Maintec and Design Engineering Expo. With contributions from key stakeholders in Government, trade bodies and industry, plus over 350 exhibition stands covering a range of technologies, the four exhibitions will showcase the most exciting solutions across the entire breadth of manufacturing and engineering, from design and development to processes, assembly, control, robotics, maintenance, skills development and more.

Conference theatres in each of the four events will feature CPD-accredited high-level keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies covering a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, food & beverage, motorsport, energy & renewables, pharmaceutical, space and FMCG, with a particular focus on SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) strategy. Topics will include the future of the sector, embracing the need for digital transformation, incorporating AI (artificial intelligence), algorithms & automation, Net Zero - the road to green, diversity & the skills gap, Brexit & beyond, cybersecurity, navigating changing laws and more. Workshops sessions will also show how exhibitor companies have solved challenges for customers with the latest innovative technology.

There will also be a host of added attractions, including an Innovation Zone and a challenge built around the famous 1980s Great Egg Race television show, bringing together companies offering ground-breaking solutions with customers looking for the latest technologies and ideas to help them transform their production and maintenance.  

The live events are bolstered by an agreement between show organisers, Nineteen Group, Messe Frankfurt UK and Rapid News Group. Over a three-year period, the partners will collocate their UK manufacturing and engineering events at the NEC, giving visitors an added opportunity to see Automechanika Birmingham, Med-Tech Innovation Expo, and TCT 3Sixty during the same week.

Still time to exhibit

While places are filling up fast, there is still time to book your space. To find out what’s available, or for more information about other opportunities such as speaker platforms or sponsorship, please visit our web site at or register your interest at


Design Engineering Expo

Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2022 launch
Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2022 launch

Design Engineering Expo is a 2-day free-to-0attend event where the UK’s design engineering community can connect directly with leading suppliers from design services, electronics, embedded design through to testing & measuring to drive efficiencies and propel the future of design engineering in the UK.

Engineering Expo

Engineering Expo is a 2-day free-to-attend national event showcasing next generation engineering and tech solutions from Britain’s best suppliers across the entire engineering supply chain. Whatever the engineering sector, Engineering Expo will provide the UK’s engineering community with practical advice to reduce costs, streamline and drive the industry forward.

Manufacturing Expo

Manufacturing Expo is a 2-day free to attend event created specifically for manufacturing process and management professionals to keep up-to-date and discover the technologies and equipment to ensure the efficient running of the manufacturing site, maintain a competitive edge and optimise manufacturing process and production for the future.


Maintec is the longest standing exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, reliability and asset management industry. Throughout its 40-year+ history, the event has continued to meet the needs of the maintenance engineer covering industrial, buildings & supply chain maintenance engineering and provides an opportunity to source the very latest technology available on the market.

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