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Why EEF's National Manufacturing Conference is different for exhibitors

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EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference and Dinner is the top industry annual event, bringing over 800 leaders in the manufacturing and related sectors to London on 22 February. Each year our exhibition floor gets rave reviews from exhibitors and attendees who value the curated collection of companies providing services and products to the manufacturing sector.

Here are a few reasons why manufacturers and those looking to make a name for themselves as a supplier to the sector, should consider exhibiting at this event.

    1. You’ll be talking to decision makers

So often, conferences seem to attract middle or lower level employees looking to network or just a day out of the office. However, what sets the National Manufacturing Conference apart is that its attendees are truly top level decision makers. The audience is made up of MDs, VPs and CEOs who are ready and able to make deals and bring on new suppliers.

Also, EEF has dozens of staff and consultants who work directly with manufacturing and engineering companies to streamline their production, refine their supply chain, boost their exports, and better manage their workforce. That’s why you’ll find operations directors and production managers from a wide range of sub-sectors and company size walking the floor of the exhibition hall. They’re there to learn how they can improve the business, and it’s your opportunity to show them you can help them reach their goals.


    2. Don’t take our word for it

In a survey of last year’s exhibitors, EEF found that 100% of exhibitors said they “were able to meet or network with potential customers.” It’s no wonder so many exhibitors ask to return year after year.

"The audience is filled with decision-makers."

Hear it straight from last year’s exhibitors:

“What better place to push into the manufacturing sector?”

“We are able to speak with the right people: The audience is filled with decision-makers. The exhibition space is well-visited during the breaks, and we had several successful conversations with potential customers.

    3. See where the industry is headed

As an exhibitor, you’ll be able to keep up to date on the latest developments in economics and politics that are of concern to manufacturers from world-class speakers, such as Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Vicky Price (CEBR), and Alison Rose (NatWest). You’ll also be there for panels featuring manufacturers and hear how they’re innovating and what their business challenges are.

Finding out what the top minds in business and manufacturing are thinking about helps exhibiting businesses frame their solutions to specifically address these issues.


Exhibition opportunities are still available for businesses that are a fit with the conference’s themes and audience. Get in touch with Stuart Biddle (National Partnerships Manager at EEF) to find out more.

For those interested in tickets to the conference and/or dinner (both of which sold out last year), visit our website.

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