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Drives & Controls                        M&E

4-6 June 2024, Hall 5, NEC Birmingham

Manufacturing & Engineering Week


We are pleased to announce Drives & Controls and its sister events Air-Tech and Fluid Power & Systems are moving date to be part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week - a wider series of manufacturing and engineering shows that create a one-stop-shop for the entire industry. 

With high profile speakers, practical workshops, market-leading suppliers, and co-located exhibitions, Manufacturing & Engineering Week promises to be of great value to UK businesses.

Check out the highlights video from the 2022 event.

What makes Manufacturing & Engineering Week different?

New Products

Thousands of new products and services from hundreds of leading brands will be showcased all under one roof. See all the UK’s leading manufacturing & engineering suppliers in one place at the NEC.


In a post-pandemic, post-Brexit world, manufacturing and engineering have never been more important to the UK economy. The event is the perfect place for professionals to secure the right partners to keep them competitive and grow the UK sector.

Experienced Team

Years of engineering, design, manufacturing and maintenance industry knowledge means that the team behind Manufacturing & Engineering Week understand what is important to the sector to help you achieve optimum results. 

Advisory Council

The industry advisory Council chaired by Stephen Phipson CBE, CEO of Make UK, meet regularly to help steer our content programme and direction of the event, making sure it benefits all participating companies equally.


With great facilities and easy access to the UK’s motorway network and other great transport links, the NEC in Birmingham is THE recognised central location for a National show of this scale.

Unrivalled Support

Created in association with leading publications and industry partners including SOE, GAMBICA, MAKE UK, IMECHE, IED and more, brings a wealth of expertise to cover the complete manufacturing and engineering sector.

Carbon Neutral

With the UK’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2050 the importance of sustainability for the industry is higher than ever. We contribute by running carbon neutral events, offsetting the emissions generated by planting trees in a dedicated forest.


4 dedicated shows - Design & Engineering Expo, Drives & Controls, Smart Factory Expo and Maintec plus other related shows at the same venue on the same days deliver the widest level of content, best practice and business engagement for the UK’s industrial sector.​

Live Co-located Events

PLUS other manufacturing & engineering shows at the same time and place....

In addition to Design & Engineering Expo, Drives & Controls, Air-Tech, Fluid Power & Systems, Smart Factory Expo and Maintec, you'll also find other manufacturing & engineering events taking place in adjacent halls at the same time run by Rapid News Group and Messe Frankfurt.  A great reason to take time out of the office, bring colleagues and take advantage of all that is on offer at the NEC. Free access to all shows with 1 pass.

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