Design Engineering Expo, taking place on the 8-9 June 2022 …

Design Engineering Expo, taking place on the 8-9 June 2022, is the brand new dedicated event for future-thinking design engineers (of all levels) to meet, share ideas, source innovative solutions and be inspired.

With innovation at its heart, the free to attend 2-day event will invite attendees to uncover the latest innovations and technologies driving the sector, celebrate the successes and reveal those breaking engineering boundaries. It provides an unrivalled opportunity to connect with suppliers to help gain a competitive edge and optimise future design strategy.

Running alongside Design Engineering Expo will also be Engineering Expo, Manufacturing Expo and Maintec, the events together will showcase end-to-end manufacturing and engineering solutions, under the umbrella of Manufacturing & Engineering Week.

Inspiring keynotes

Packed with invaluable content, the main stage will host an unrivalled line up of inspiring leaders and innovators pushing the boundaries of design engineering, they’ll explore the latest success stories, debate current challenges and offer how-to sessions to improve process and strategy.

CPD accredited sessions

Delivering tangible value for time away from the desk, Design Engineering Expo will provide a programme of CPD accredited workshop and conference sessions, imparting practical advice and know-how to contribute to personal and professional development.

Whatever your current design challenge, this is an incredible opportunity for design engineers to meet face to face with experts and leave armed with ideas and solutions to apply.

Market leading suppliers

Design Engineering Expo showcases leading-edge innovation together with the latest advances allowing design engineers to speak directly with those who are driving the industry. Here, the UK’s design engineering community can connect directly with leading suppliers from design services, electronics components, embedded design through to testing and measurement to drive efficiencies and propel the future of design engineering in the UK.

Industry backing

The Institute of Engineering Designers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, MAKE UK, the Women’s Engineering Society & Advanced Propulsion Centre are official partners and are joined by an esteemed panel of experts on the Advisory Board including; Libby Meryick, CEO, Institute of Engineering Designers, Eric Wilkinson, CEO, Cambridge Consultants, Andrew Burrows, Director, PA Consulting, Philippa Oldham, Partnerships Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre and Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive, MAKE UK.

The incredible industry backing indicates the importance and timely relevance of the event for the sector.

“Design doesn’t stop – it’s dynamic, forthright and exciting, and the IED is supporting the launch of Design Engineering Expo to help showcase all of these elements and the outstanding work of the design community now and in the future.” Libby Meyrick, Chief Executive, Institution of Engineering Designers

Why now?

The UK remains a global force for engineering and manufacturing; driving innovation, leading on the industrial agenda, the green economy, industry 4.0 and being at the forefront of the response to the global pandemic, however in a post-Covid and post-Brexit world, Britain’s standing, and its future, will require engineering and manufacturing to grow and strengthen. Design Engineering Expo, part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week, seeks to celebrate the sector, showcasing innovation, sharing successes and future insight, raise critical discussion and is a destination for professionals to source suppliers and solutions in order to secure the right partners to keep them competitive and grow the UK sector.

“There has never been a more important time for our sector to pull together and to work together, to create a shared agenda, help promote and encourage manufacturing and engineering innovation, and see our sectors grow and Manufacturing and Engineering Week will do exactly that. I am delighted to be part of the Advisory Board and that MAKE UK are a partner for this groundbreaking event.” Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive, MAKE UK

Get involved

Design Engineering Expo, together with the collocated events of M&E Week, offers an undeniably value packed event celebrating the sector. Visitors will save time sourcing new partners, have unrivalled access to industry leaders through inspirational content, stay up to date and return with ideas and solutions in order to stay ahead of the competition. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet face to face and do business with thousands of design engineers from OEMs large and small.

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