Industry flocks to Engineering Design Show 2013

The second Engineering Design Show has proved even more popular than the first, attracting 3,155 visitors to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry over the 2nd and 3rd October – almost double the number who attended last year.

The Show, which this year was co-located with the inaugural Electronics Design Show and featured Engineering Materials Live, featured more than 170 exhibitors, more than 60% of whom have already agreed to take part in next year's event.

Ed Tranter, executive director of organiser Findlay Media, said of the Show: "It has been great to watch the Engineering Design Show build on last year's success to grow into something even bigger and better. It's also been great to receive so much positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike."

Alongside the exhibitions, there was also a high-level conference programme, which featured speakers from such illustrious companies as Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, RSL Steeper and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited.

In addition, a packed Workshop programme attracted many visitors keen to get hands-on, practical advice on technology and industry issues.

Next year's Show will take place at the Ricoh Arena on the 22nd and 23rd October. Says Tranter: "It will be a challenge to improve on this year's Show, but we will. We're looking forward to it."