Exhibition organiser, DFA Media, is optimistic that this year's Drives & Controls (NEC Hall 3/3A, Birmingham, 8-10 April 2014) will exceed both the exhibitor and visitor numbers of the 2012 show, which itself attracted the highest visitor numbers yet; totalling 11,146 for the three-day co-located event. This represented an increase of 29% from the 8624 attendance figure of the 2010 shows, highlighting a significant return of confidence to the UK manufacturing sector. The free-to-attend exhibition will cover the very latest in mechanical power transmission, motion control and automation from over 300 leading companies from around the globe.
Complementing the exhibitions will be a full programme of free technical seminars, with speakers offering expert insight and practical advice on important and topical issues. New to Drives & Controls 2014 will be the Motor Driven Systems (MDS) programme, which brings together the varied strands of legislation, standardisation, system strategies and technological developments that affect motor driven systems. Featuring representatives from the UK Government, the EU, research bodies, trade associations, manufacturers and end users, MDS focuses on practical solutions to real-life industry requirements.
The biennial Drives & Controls exhibition will once again be co-located with leading complementary shows Plant & Asset Management and Air-Tech, together with the Fluid Power & Systems Exhibition, and the newly launched European Offshore & Energy Exhibition, as well as MACH.