Advanced Engineering 2016 partners with The Manufacturer

Posted on 16 May 2016 by Jonny Williamson

Advanced Engineering 2016, the UK’s largest annual engineering trade show, has announced a new partnership with The Manufacturer, published by Hennik Research.

As part of the arrangement, The Manufacturer will bring its Smart Factory Expo to Birmingham’s NEC, on November 2-3, to run alongside Advanced Engineering 2016.

The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo is part of a series of events – The Manufacturer Live – which examine in detail, Britain’s response to the increasing technology and digital focus of industry, often referred to as Industry 4.0.

The manufacturing and engineering sectors are experiencing rapid change and growth, most noticeably as a result of the fourth industrial revolution, making the partnership particularly prescient.

Both Advanced Engineering 2016 and The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo seek to provide attendees with thought-provoking and engaging content, which addresses significant industry trends, alongside future-proofing the sector.

Commenting on the partnership, Henry Anson, managing director of Hennik Research, explained: “There is tremendous synergy between Smart Factory Expo and Advanced Engineering, and it makes perfect sense for us to be in partnership together.

“Industry 4.0 is on everybody’s lips at the moment and what was considered the ‘factory of the future’ is rapidly becoming the factory of the present. Smart Factory Expo will enable visitors to see Industry 4.0 in action”.

Katie Crocombe, Advanced Engineering Event Director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Hennik Group for 2016; their involvement provides all those in attendance with even more opportunities to improve their operations, all under one roof.

The Manufacturer Smart Factory Expo will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on November 2-3, 2016.

To find out more information about registration and exhibiting, visit, or call the show team on +44 (020) 7401 6033 (Option 3).

“We’re very excited to be bringing a brand new element to our show and it illustrates just how important Advanced Engineering has become to the engineering and manufacturing sectors.”

Advanced Engineering 2016 brings together the very best from the high performance engineering sectors.

It already has more than 80 show supporters, a wealth of exhibiting suppliers and partners, and the largest open engineering conference programme in the UK.

Crocombe concluded: “2016 is a pivotal year for us, with more content on offer than ever before. Having the Hennik Group on board offers yet another dynamic component to our exciting show floor content.