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Maintec 2018: Driving forward in times of change

29 May 2018

Maintec, the longest standing UK exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, plant and asset management industry, has announced some important developments to the event’s format when it returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 6th and 7th November 2018 

Throughout its 44-year history, Maintec has remained at the heart of the maintenance engineering community and changes to the event come in response to feedback from both the exhibitor and visitor audiences. 

Not only has Maintec moved to a new calendar date of November to become a better fit with industry sourcing and buying cycles, but in addition it will feature a whole host of the UK’s leading engineering suppliers and manufacturers plus a strong programme of professional, technical seminar content. 

Free-to-attend conference programme

In light of the social, political and technological changes seen within the UK’s engineering sector in recent years, careful consideration has been taken to put together a programme which provides professional education to support maintenance managers, reliability engineers and the engineering teams who attend from across the UK for whom Maintec is a must-attend event in their professional diaries. 

The show will feature two theatres; Maintec Insights and Reliability Dialogue. Maintec Insights theatre will include a combination of case studies, technical insights and state-of-the-nation presentations from key high-level experts from the world of maintenance engineering. Each session will aim to provide end-users with unique insights and best practices being adopted by the maintenance teams that work at some of the UK's leading sites.

The Reliability Dialogue theatre, which is new for 2018 and sponsored by Bosch Rexroth, will address the changing face of reliability, automation and impact this has on the future of maintenance engineering. Through a mix of presentations and panel discussions, leading experts will discuss and debate key topics facing end-users in the industry and will feature an opportunity for the audience to join in the discussion and ask questions of the panel.

Suppliers and manufacturers

Bosch Rexroth, one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, will be exhibiting at the event for the first time and joins many other maintenance technology, asset management and plant equipment manufacturers and suppliers who have confirmed they will be returning to the show including; RMS, Megger, Fluke, Cordex, Shire Systems, Radwell, Pruftechnik and UE Systems. 

Tim Else, director at Western Business Exhibition comments, “It is our principle aim to ensure Maintec remains pertinent to the UK’s maintenance and reliability engineers. For 2018 we have made sizable changes to the event and its seminar programme to make sure it remains at the forefront of industry and delivers value for the engineers who attend the event. 

“Our exhibitors will bring a whole wealth of knowledge and expertise to the showfloor. The powerful combination of professional content and leading suppliers makes Maintec 2018 a must-attend event for anyone who has responsibility for maintenance and reliability for their organisation.” 

This is the second edition of Maintec since its acquisition by Western Business Exhibitions, who in 2017, delivered the most successful event in the shows’ recent history delivering a 62% increase in visitor numbers and attendance of engineering teams from 15 of the UK’s top 20 manufacturing sites. 

The show will attract visitors from across multiple industries including; energy, manufacturing, automotive, hazardous environments, aerospace, utilities, oil & gas, food & drink, rail and ports & marine. Registration for the event is free, including entry to both conference theatres, and is due to be open in July 2018. 

Limited spaces remain for Maintec 2018. For exhibiting options and availability contact Jos Diamond, event manager – jdiamond@western-be.co.uk and 07818 574303.