Following the highly successful first edition of MM Live 2008, the UK Micro Manufacturing Exhibition, the organisers have great pleasure in announcing the dates for 2009 as 20-21st October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK.
Promising first show
More than 1000 visitors attended the debut UK micro manufacturing show in 2008 demonstrating that this exhibition has provided the industry with a much-needed platform to share its products and knowledge with micro manufacturers. Visitors attended from all over the UK and Europe, even coming from as far a field as Canada, USA, Japan and Israel. A particular highlight of the show was that for the first time ever in the UK, product designers and manufacturers were able to see a variety of micro manufacturing machines and technologies under one roof. These machines were seen in action producing precision micro components, giving visitors an opportunity to see live demonstrations of their wide range of capabilities.
A second issue to go further
MM Live 2009 will see the return of the successful Technology for Jewellery Seminar, which attracts jewellery and watch-making professionals, both big users of micro manufacturing technologies. As a further benefit to visitors and new for 2009 will be a Inspection and Metrology Seminar, which will highlight the importance of various technologies and techniques in this sector for micro manufacturers
A few days after EMO, this highly specialised show will provide the perfect exhibitor showcase with a broad range of technologies on display alongside a vast array of cutting edge seminars to enhance the visitor experience. Exhibitors will be drawn from throughout the world but will be all united with the common ability – to help engineers design, develop and manufacture micro and precision parts.
Do we live a new trend in live shows?
It seems that very focused shows are more and more appreciated by customers; why being lost in a huge general trade show when you can have all under the same (small) roof. As for exhibitors, yes an EMO is important to show the world you are there, but exhibitors also have to carefully look on the return on investment… and within that aspect, dedicated shows with highly targeted visotors do have a major role to play.
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