Thousands Attend Advanced Technologies Show in UK
Four shows combined to showcase the very latest advanced technologies and innovations within battery technology, electric vehicles, advanced materials and technical ceramics at the NEC in June. Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo co-located with The Advanced Materials Show and The Advanced Ceramics Show, took place on the 28th & 29th June 2023 at the NEC Birmingham, UK and attracted over 3800 unique visitors across the two-day event.
As well as receiving a record number of visitors through the door, the shows attracted 100+ industry leading speakers at the four-track conference, featuring organisations including Rolls Royce, Costain Group and Dr Andy Palmer and Roger Atkins, two notable EV thought-leaders within the industry alongside many others.
It was a fantastic event showcasing the latest innovations, trends and thought-provoking ideas within the industry which truly encompassed the spirit of collaboration and innovation, fostering meaningful connections and paving the way for future advancements in the industry.
‘It’s an amazing opportunity for four different communities to come together and the co-location of the Battery Cells and Systems Expo with Vehicle Electrification Expo, alongside the advanced materials show and the ceramics show. It just means all of these ideas can coalesce together, and we’re going to meet so many different people; it creates a really vibrant atmosphere. It’s those opportunities and those ideas to meet people- it’s just amazing.” – Claire Spooner, Deputy Challenge Director, Faraday Battery Challenge, UKRI.
Leading organisations who attended the show included BAE Systems, DSTL, Jaguar Land Rover, Volta Trucks, Lotus, MBDA, Parker Meggitt, PETRONAS and SAFRAN with job titles ranging from CEO/President/Managing Director, Purchasing, R&D, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, Applications Specialist, Material Engineering Group Manager, Materials Research Lead Project Engineer, Materials and Innovation Manager, Procurement Director and Senior Buyers.
Steve Bryan, Managing Director at Event Partners (organisers) says “We are thrilled with the success of these advanced technologies events. The show proved to be an extraordinary gathering of industry leaders, thought-leaders and innovators, bringing together a diverse audience from 48 countries across the world. This year’s event surpassed all expectations, drawing in an astounding number of visitors and solidifying its reputation as the leading event in the advanced technologies space.”