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Countdown is on to Advanced Engineering UK 2013

There are just seven weeks until the Advanced Engineering UK group of events at the NEC. This year will showcase the Black Country and Birmingham as a brilliant place to do business. 

This year’s Advanced Engineering UK, on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November, brings two days of business networking and best practice advice to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. 

Combining five interlinked events, it will attract thousands of buyers, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers and designers from across the UK and overseas. 


To showcase the world-class engineering talent in Greater Birmingham and the Black Country, and promote inward investment opportunities to the region, Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham have teamed up to take pavilion space at the event.

‘Built in the Black Country – sold around the world’ is the message being given out by Invest Black Country about the region’s engineering and manufacturing prowess. 

The pavilion, located at stand G121 in Hall 5, will show national and international firms the exciting possibilities of investing in Birmingham and the Black Country area. It will highlight its central location, first-class supply chain and skilled workforce. 

Success stories

Business Birmingham and Invest Black Country will be joined in adjacent stands by two Black Country success stories: automotive giants Jaguar Land Rover and precision-control engineers Moog. 

Wayne Langford, Head of Investment at Invest Black Country, said he and his colleagues were looking forward to showing delegates the possibilities of relocating to or expanding in the area. 

"We’re going to be showcasing in particular the Black Country and Birmingham Enterprise Zones, which offer huge benefits to new and growing businesses – such as business rates relief, superfast broadband and high-tech facilities,” he said. "We will also highlight the prime development-ready business sites within them – including the i54 in Wolverhampton, fourteen sites at Darlaston in Walsall, Opus in Sandwell and The Waterfront in Dudley.

Engineering giants

"It’s time to show the world our skilled supply chain, capable of rising to any engineering or manufacturing challenge. The presence of Jaguar Land Rover and Moog alongside us will demonstrate that this is a region which means business; we are ready to take in more internationally successful engineering giants and support them to flourish further.” 


You can sign up for a free visitor pass to Advanced Engineering UK 2013 at

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