MA Exhibitions, the organiser of the Engineering Design Show (EDS) has reported that 85 per cent of exhibitors have rebooked their stand space for next year.
Held at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the two-day event drew to a close on Thursday (20 October) with positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors.
EDS 2017 brought together more than 4000 design engineering professionals to the showcase of British design innovation.
Ed Tranter, managing director at MA Exhibitions, commented, “This year’s Engineering Design Shows were an outstanding success. Over two days we witnessed some fantastic conference sessions delivering inspiring content.
“The exhibition housed 220 exhibitors, a record for EDS, and hosted three workshop theatres bringing practical advice and real design guidance to our visitors.”
EDS played host to 23 conference sessions and panel discussions with world-class engineering design experts, including, Williams Advanced Engineering, Lenovo, RS Components, BAE Systems, Cambridge Consultants and the UK Space Agency.
“Many of the sessions were standing room only,” the organiser said. In addition, the exhibition housed three workshop theatres open to visitors wanting to learn new skills or take away practical design tips and expert advice.
“The planning for 2018 starts now when we look forward to creating an even bigger and better experience for our visitors,” Tranter concluded.
The Engineering Design group of shows has also secured continued support from its headline sponsors, IC Blue, Mentor, Altium UK, Autodesk, Schaeffler, Digi Key and RS Components.
Next EDS will be held at the Ericsson Exhibition Halls, Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 17-18 October 2018.