The Engineering Design Shows a Big Hit with Visitors and Exhibitors

25 October 2017

The Engineering Design Shows 2017 drew to a close on Thursday 19th October with positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors. Running from 18-19 October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, the shows brought together more than 4000 design engineering professionals to the showcase of British design innovation.


Ed Tranter, managing director at show organiser, 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.”

“We are delighted that EDS continues to be hugely successful; over 85% of exhibitors have already rebooked their stand space again for next year, and we have a waiting list for the remaining exhibition space at the 2018 event. The planning for 2018 starts now when we look forward to creating an even bigger and better experience for our visitors.”

This exciting two-day event played host to 23 thought-provoking 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. 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 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.

The Engineering Design Shows will run at the Ericsson Exhibition Halls, Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 17th – 18th October 2018.