Editor's comment: Your stage awaits

As the old saying goes, we all get fifteen minutes of fame. That’s one quarter hour or nine hundred seconds to grab an opportunity to show the world what you can offer.

The stage awaits, and unless you’ve had your head in the clouds for the past few months it won’t have escaped your attention that the Advanced Engineering show is almost upon us again. What could be described as the ‘Heinz 57’ of engineering tradeshows rolls into the Birmingham NEC this November to offer a little bit of a lot of different manufacturing-based technologies.

Show organisers, Easyfairs will once again be looking to consolidate its position in creating opportunities that address technologies, processes and supply chain efficiencies that help keep UK plc at the forefront of manufacturing technology.

So what’s on the agenda for the Aero Engineering zone? Major topics this year will cover electrification, zero-carbon aviation and hydrogen propulsion. And there’s also a new show zone dedicated entirely to space and satellite innovation. This zone will be part of the existing Aero Engineering floor and will be supported by two of the show’s longstanding partners, the UK Space Agency and ADS Group.

One of the most important features of the tradeshows I attend is the positive publicity that surrounds the contract signings and new equipment orders, so why not shout about them? Easyfairs and the UK manufacturing industry will be keen to ensure that similar kinds of lucrative deals become a regularly occurrence at the Advanced Engineering show.

Our best wishes go out to show organisers, Easyfairs. Hopefully, our industry will make the most of its showtime. Meanwhile, put the 3-4 November in your diary and on behalf of Aerospace Manufacturing magazine, I hope to meet you on our stand (M102) during this pivotal event in the UK’s calendar.

Mike Richardson, editor



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