One of the largest manufacturing and engineering events of 2012 will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 17 and 19 April. Drives and Controls Show, The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition, Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX) will form part of the manufacturing and engineering series of shows alongside MACH 2012.
Organiser DFA Media believes its series of events ensures industry professionals will be able to gain the broadest insight concerning what industry solutions are currently available. The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition, being launched by DFA Media, is a new UK event for the maintenance sector, solely concerned with aspects of the management and maintenance of physical assets.
Organisers are optimistic the Drives & Controls Show will exceed both the exhibitor and visitor numbers of 2010 which had 103 exhibitors, 16 per cent more than the previous show in 2008.
The co-location of events attracted more than 8,600 visitors in 2010 and Ryan Fuller, exhibition sales director at DFA Media, believes this figure, along with visitor numbers will be exceeded as manufacturing regains confidence.
Next year will include a free highly focused seminar programme. New for 2012 is the Energy and Safety seminar theatre, sponsored by CompAir where themed panel discussions and seminar presentations will focus on key energy management topics.
Also new is the Motion and Control Industry seminar theatre to include more technical workshop style presentations, with practical issues being discussed concerning the various sectors that makes up Drives and Controls Exhibition, Air-Tech, and IFPEX.
The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition will also have two free seminar theatres.