The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. Seven market visits form the core of the initial Midlands Engine programme for 2017/18. Each focuses on key target markets and sectors of strength from the region.
Info: BIO attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders covering a wide spectrum of life science and
application areas including drug discovery, bio-manufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell
Date: 19 – 22 June 2017
Market: United States
Location: San Diego
Sectors: Healthcare and Life Sciences
Info: One of the world’s leading tradeshows for contemporary design and sophistication for home, lifestyle, gift and
handmade attracting around 25,000 visitors from across the 50 US states and other international markets.
Date: 19 - 22 August 2017
Market: United States
Location: New York
Sectors: Retail and Consumer Goods
Info: The TRAKO 12th International Railway Fair is the second largest rail show in Europe. The exhibition brings
together all elements of the rail industry from passenger rail, light rail, freight as well as infrastructure with industry
attendance and participation from across the board.
Date: 26 - 29 September 2017
Info: The leading trade fair for food and beverages. With 160,000 visitors keen to discover the latest and most
innovative products from more than 7000 exhibitors.
Date: 7 - 11 October 2017
Sectors: Food and Drink
Info: Industrial Products Industry exhibition. Metal cutting machine tools, metal forming machine tools, special
machine tools, numerical control systems, digital readouts etc.
Date: 7 - 11 November 2017
Sectors: Multi-sector plus Industrial Products Industry
Info: The second largest healthcare exhibition in the world. General medical products, medical devices, health
tourism, informatics, hospital management systems, etc.
Date: 29 January - 1 February 2018
Market: United Arab Emirates
Sectors: Healthcare, Medical and Pharmaceutical
Info: A display of automotive components, technology and services. Organisers are Automotive Component
Manufacturers Association of India
Date: 8 - 11 February 2018
Location: New Delhi
Sectors: Engineering Automotive Components, Technology and Services, Low Carbon
For more information on any of our market visits go to www.midlands-engine2017-18.eventbrite.co.uk
and register your interest, free and without obligation.