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2020 – It’s a MACH Year

23 January 2020

James Selka, DL, CEO, Manufacturing Technologies Association looks forward to what can be expected from the MACH show in 2020.

As soon as the clock ticked over to January 1st, 2020, we moved into a MACH year and it is shaping up to be a fantastic show. MACH 2020, as if I need to remind you, takes place from 20th to 24th April at the NEC in Birmingham. It’ll be a fantastic showcase for our sector, which we’re excited to welcome you too.

To put it simply, MACH is the UK’s national manufacturing show, the event for inspiring, innovating and connecting manufacturing and will provide real value for our visitors. MACH is an integral part of the fabric that binds our industry together, so make sure you start planning your visit.

The continued development of manufacturing technologies is enabling faster, more responsive, and more efficient processes to be implemented in businesses. The exhibition as always will introduce new technologies and processes that can help boost productivity. MACH 2020 remains unique because of the amount of live working machinery on display.  This means visitors will be able to experience first-hand the power and capabilities of the latest technology and see how it can be applied to their needs.

Visitor registration for MACH 2020 is now open, so firstly I would encourage you, if you haven’t already, to register and to start inviting your colleagues along as well. By registering early guests will find it easier to gain access to the show and cut down on waiting times at the NEC. All registered visitors will receive regular updates about the show and a pre-registration pack, which contains show guide, fold out floorplans, ID badge and a product guide when they get to the exhibition. 

Inspire your workforce and ensure your team are technically up to date with the latest technology available by bringing them to the show as well. MACH 2020 is not only a fantastic opportunity to invest in new equipment, but also to a chance to learn. We have several Catapult Centres and the Made Smarter programme ready to assist companies with the transition into the digital age.

Lastly, if you are a manufacturing technologies provider who is yet to secure your stand at the exhibition, I would encourage you to act now. At the time of writing, there is less 800 square meters of floor space left available. MACH has a reputation for being the go-to place for companies looking for manufacturing technology equipment and, in 2018, boasted over 25,000 visitors, with £250 million of business attributed to it. 

With the expansion of the Annual Investment Allowance in the 2018 Budget from £200,000 to £1,000,000 and more support than ever available for companies to invest in new equipment, can your company afford not to be at the UK’s biggest and best attended manufacturing exhibition?

Head over to the www.machexhibition.com for all the latest news from the show and register to attend. We look forward to seeing you all at the NEC in April.

 
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