Manufacturers demonstrate support for 2018 Made in the Midlands exhibition


Manufacturers have once again demonstrated their support for one of the Midlands’ biggest industry showcases - the 2018 Made in the Midlands annual exhibition.

Hundreds of MIM members have signed up to exhibit at this year’s event, which promises to be the biggest in the organisation’s history.

In addition to MIM members, thousands of visitors are expected to head for Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on June 21 to talk to delegates about the myriad business opportunities which characterise this unique event.

Such has been interest in the exhibition, that MIM has taken the unprecedented step of trebling floor space for this year’s event.

This year’s show, the ninth annual celebration of Midlands manufacturing, will feature a stellar array of industry talent with more than half of the value-add SME, Tier One and OEM manufacturing companies within a 100-mile radius of the Ricoh having a presence in the arena.

Exhibitors already lined up for the exhibition include: Mahle, Ricoh, Gestamp, Liberty Group, Arlington Group, Kloeckner, Dennis Eagle and hundreds of others.

Jason Pitt, CEO of MIM, said: “We’re approaching our tenth anniversary and during the past decade we have striven to provide our members with a suitable platform at which to showcase their capabilities.

“We are delighted with the way our members have embraced the exhibition and each year we strive for improvement. The fact these events are experiencing a 30% annual growth is a graphic illustration of the value placed on the exhibition by our members.”

In an effort to enhance the delegate experience at this year’s event, MIM has agreed a new partnership with Freeman EMEA - the world’s largest brand experience company. Established 90 years ago, US-based Freeman has been delivering world class exhibitions for decades and it will be bringing this experience to the Ricoh Arena.

In addition to this investment, which will transform the visitor experience, the exhibition platform being used by MIM will allow firms to customise their stand and ensure all logistics are smooth and painless, freeing up exhibitors to focus on developing more of those important business connections and supplier opportunities.

“This year, more than ever,  it’s a major statement of intent that the exhibition operation is being managed by world-class suppliers,” added Mr Pitt.

It’s still not too late to participate in the exhibition, so if you want to join more than 2,500 decision makers from the Midlands’ manufacturing community, talk to OEM purchasing teams and network with hundreds of MIM members why not sign up now.

See here for more details and how to register.