Southern Manufacturing & Electronics is without doubt one of the most important and popular engineering shows in the UK calendar. From modest beginnings as a regional event, it has evolved into a fully-fledged national show, with increasing influence across continental Europe and further afield. In 2018, the event entered its third decade with a move into its new permanent home, the £35m Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre development, a 20,000m² complex offering world-class facilities, easy access and free onsite parking.
With its trademark diversity of suppliers, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is an event that rises above any particular sector of the engineering industry. It is certainly an event important enough to attract big name manufacturers, but it’s also an extremely accessible show for the rich eco-system of engineering SMEs operating across the UK, and increasingly, continental Europe too. As well as giving the show its unique character, it also makes it one of the most effective shows for addressing multiple sourcing issues in a very time-efficient way.