Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to FIVE, Farnborough, on February 16th and 17th 2011. Additional floor area added for 2011 has already been filled as exhibitors clamour to be part of the UK’s longest-running electronics show.
Co-located with the hugely successful Southern Manufacturing show, Southern Electronics has grown rapidly and consistently since the inaugural event, eight years ago. However demand for exhibition space in 2011 has surprised even the organisers, European Trade & Exhibition Services (ETES). A further 750m² of exhibition space has been added for the 2011 show, but even this may not be enough to accommodate all the companies wishing to take part. Show Director, Phil Valentine, said, “Stand sales had already exceeded the final total for the 2010 event by mid-September. We are very excited by the strong demand. The 2011 show will be without doubt the biggest Southern Electronics we’ve ever staged.”
The unique feature of Southern Electronics - and one of its chief attractions - is the wide range of companies taking part, representing virtually every kind of electronics, assembly and manufacturing activity. The show’s proximity to London, the South and the M4 corridor makes it extremely accessible, enabling visitors to meet an enormous range of suppliers in a single, convenient visit. A visitor at last year’s show, Mr. C. Arnold from BAE Systems, commented, “The fact that such a variety of electronics and mechanical engineering companies share the same space makes the show an extremely useful event.” Mike Jones of LPA Haswell Engineers concurred: “All the different elements that make up the manufacturing process are represented here under one roof. There aren't many opportunities like this and it's certainly a fantastic way of meeting new suppliers.”
Southern Electronics also hosts an extremely popular free seminar programme over both days of the event. Covering both business and technical topics, the programme is delivered by acknowledged experts in their fields and designed to be of practical benefit to anyone involved in electronics and manufacturing. Last year saw several sessions oversubscribed by two or three times, despite both seminar rooms being enlarged. Open to both exhibitors and visitors, demand for places next year is expected to be even higher.
Entry to Southern Electronics is completely free to business visitors, and FIVE Farnborough offers plentiful free car parking, superb access by road, rail or air, and an excellent selection of local hotels and restaurants to make your visit as enjoyable as it is productive. To register online for tickets, or to find out about exhibiting at this unique event, simply visit www.industry.co.uk or call 01784 880 890. Visitors can follow all the latest news from the show at www.linkedin.com, or on its blog page at http://blog.industrysouth.co.uk