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The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show 2008 has been hailed as a huge success. The show organisers were expecting a record turnout, but the early indications are that even those expectations will be exceeded as visitors flocked to the show’s new home at Farnborough.

The show’s spacious new surroundings at FIVE, Farnborough allowed a significant increase in the exhibition floor space, giving more companies than ever the chance to exhibit at this popular event. Well over 460 companies took part this year, exhibiting an astonishing diversity of technologies, products and services – everything from the most sophisticated machine tools to the simplest connector was on show. The addition of a specialist automotive and aerospace engineering area for 2008 has given the show another exciting dimension, and a particularly appropriate one given its location at the birthplace of the UK aviation industry.

The mood amongst visitors and exhibitor’s at this year’s event appears to have been extremely upbeat and activity on the exhibition floor was more hectic than ever. Media speculation about an economic slowdown appears not to have dampened visitor’s enthusiasm, and the strong support enjoyed by the show indicates that engineering business at the grass-roots level remains buoyant.

Show director, Phil Valentine, said, “We were very pleased to see so many visitors at the show, and are particularly encouraged by the number of first-time visitors. The feedback we’ve had from exhibitors so far has been extremely positive, and we’ve been particularly impressed with the quality of presentation of many of the stands.”

Following hot on the heels of the Southern shows, Midlands Manufacturing opens its doors at the Ricoh Arena,Coventry, on March 18th and 19th. Many of the companies participating in the Southern shows will also be at the Midlands event, making it a great opportunity to catch-up with the very latest components, technologies and services. Like Southern Manufacturing, entry to the show and the seminars is free, and there is plentiful parking on site. Ricoh Stadium is just 4 miles north of Coventry City centre and enjoys excellent access by road and rail, and by air via Coventry Executive and Birmingham International Airports. For more information, call 01784 880890 or visit the Midlands Manufacturing Show website

For more information

Phil Valentine
Managing Director
European Trade & Exhibition Services
9-11 High Street
Staines, Middx, TW18 4QY

Tel.: +44 (0)1784 880890
Fax: +44(0) 1784 880892

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