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Drives & Controls                        M&E

4-6 June 2024, Hall 5, NEC Birmingham

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More than just an exhibition!

"Get Ready for M&E Week 2024: A Preview of Drives & Controls, Air-Tech, and Fluid Power & Systems Exhibitions!"

Are you curious about what exciting developments are in store for the Drives & Controls, Air-Tech, and Fluid Power & Systems Exhibitions at M&E Week 2024? Wonder no more! Join us as we dive into a sneak peek of what's coming up in June 2024.

In this exclusive interview, Aaron Blutstein sits down with Haf Cennydd, the portfolio director at Nineteen Group, the driving force behind Manufacturing & Engineering Week!

Listen to the podcast here and learn about the latest innovations, industry insights, and what makes M&E Week 2024 a must-attend event for anyone in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Drives & Controls features suppliers of:

Bearings Belts & Chains
Brakes, Clutches & Couplings Cables
Display & Interfaces EMC Equipment
Enclosures Gear Drives & Variators
Hydraulic Drives Hydraulic Pumps & Motors
Industrial Electric Drives & Motors Linear & Rotary Indexing
Linear Motors Machine Safety
Motion Controls & Protection Motor Control
Numerical Control PCs & Industrial Software
PLCs & Positioning Systems Pneumatic Motors & Cylinders
Power Electronics SCADA
Speed & Position Sensing Variable Speed Motors



What's new for 2024?

Under new Management

Nineteen Group are pleased to have acquired the Drives and Controls Show and its sister events - Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech which fit perfectly with the rest of their rapidly growing manufacturing portfolio.

New dates 

Drives & Controls and its sister events  will move to a new June date line at the NEC in Birmingham to be part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week, running alongside other leading events in the industrial sector.

Increased footfall

Now part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week benefit from increased visitor cross over from co-located events - Design & Engineering Expo, Smart Factory Expo and Maintec taking place at the same place and time.

Long term partnership

We have a long term partnership in place with DFA Media's Drives & Controls Magazine who will help steer the content and provide exhibitors with continued coverage and exposure before during and after the event.

Investment in marketing

We have invested heavily in marketing to ensure our campaigns reach a wide but targeted audience with promotional activity arranged with a number of key media publications and association partners.

Creative brand update

We have spent months speaking to the market to make sure the event reflects the needs of the industry and feedback led us to undertake a brand update to give the website and creatives a fresh new look.

New content programme

We will be launching new content theatres featuring the very best speakers from around the world. The FREE technical seminars will offer expert insight and practical advice on the issues that affect you the most.

Advisory Council

We have access to an esteemed panel of experts on the Manufacturing & Engineering Week Advisory council chaired by Stephen Phipson CBE
CEO of Makeuk. These experts meet regularly to help steer the educational content.

Featured Events Alongside Drives & Controls



Air-Tech is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the 
compressed air, generators and vacuum market. Supported by the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS), it looks at the very latest in air power technology and related products from companies from around the globe. 


Fluid Power & Systems

Fluid Power & Systems

Supported by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), Fluid Power & Systems, is the only UK exhibition focused on hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for the industrial and mobile markets, together with products that facilitate better electro-mechanic system design and application for improved process automation, control, monitoring and analytics. 


New: Part of Manufacturing & Engineering Week


New date line in 2024

If you’ve been involved with Drives & Controls over the years, you are going to notice a big change in 2024. The event is moving date to be part of a wider series of manufacturing and engineering shows that create a one-stop-shop for the entire industry. 

Drives & Controls and its sister events Air-Tech and Fluid Power & Systems will move and become part of
Manufacturing and Engineering Week 2024, celebrating the best in UK manufacturing and engineering excellence and innovation.


Can't wait until 2024?

Drives & Controls will be back sooner than usual in a dedicated zone at Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2023 - 7-8 June 2023, NEC Birmingham.

If you do not want to wait 2 years until the next event get involved and participate in 2023 and benefit from being part of the fastest growing industrial event of the year! 

Limited spaces are available in the Drives & Controls Zone - get in touch today to see the latest floorplan and find out what space is available.