A profile of the UK’s leading show for maintenance, plant and asset management

The UK's leading show for maintenance, plant and asset management – Maintec – returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 11-13 March for its 39th edition. With over 300 leading exhibitors, 60 seminars led by industry specialists and prime industry networking opportunities, we thought we'd give you an access all areas insight into what to expect.

Summary of the Maintec show

Maintec 2014

Maintec is the ideal event to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving maintenance world. Sourcing the right suppliers and equipment here is a sure-fire step towards on time and on budget future project delivery.

Best bits of the Maintec show

The organisers say, “Maintec continues to be THE industry event for visitors to see the latest technology providing cost-cutting solutions, increasing productivity and higher ROI for their business. Register today for Maintec 2014 and you will also gain access to Facilities Management 2014 and The Health & Safety Event.”

Exhibition details

There's a packed list of exhibitors on show, from Acutest to Xetec, and you can find all their stand locations on this handy floor plan. The Business Exchange gives visitors the opportunity to hear from leading suppliers as they present the latest innovations from the maintenance and facilities worlds with case studies, product demonstrations and latest product insights.

Meanwhile, The Business Strategy Forum, hosted by Cranfield University and chaired by Dr. Andrew Starr, gives a unique opportunity to hear leading industry experts tackling the key business challenges and issues facing maintenance professionals today. Expect end-user presentations, strategy planning inspiration and dynamic panel debates, including the Lions’ Lair (sound familiar?!) where exhibitors have four minutes to pitch their product to a panel of expert judges and a knowledgeable live audience.

Also, Hazex offers visitors the opportunity to discover the latest products, legislation, case studies and techniques for engineers working within hazardous environments. It also has a comprehensive programme of seminars. On Stand F19, Probe Technical Recruitment are running CV and interview clinics, as well as a useful job shop. And there's a central Networking Bar for informal catch ups and a networking afternoon on Tuesday 11 March from 3pm onwards.

Features of the Maintec 2014

  • The Business Exchange
  • Business Strategy Forum
  • Hazex
  • Job shop and CV clinic
  • Formula One Experience
  • Networking Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi

Location of Maintec 2014

Named as the UK’s most popular conference and events destination outside London for 2010, by the British Meetings and Events Industry Survey 2012/13, Birmingham sure knows how to put on an event. All the action takes place in Hall Six at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), starting at 10am each day with a 4pm close on day one and two, and 3pm on the final day.

If you're arriving by plane, the NEC is minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX). On arrival, head for the upper level of Terminal 1 and board the free and fast Air-Rail Link (every two minutes between 5.15am and 2.00am daily) to Birmingham International railway station. From there it’s a minute's walk to the NEC.

Train travellers you'll be pleased to hear that the NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station and you can reach all of its halls quickly and conveniently, without stepping outside. For drivers (postcode: B40 1NT) there are 16,500 parking spaces available. Just follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get to the optimum car park area for the event. A free shuttle bus, or sign posted footpaths, will do the rest.

What we like here at PIF...

  • The comprehensive speakers list for Maintec 2014 and Facilities Management 2014.
  • The interactive 360 degree tour of Maintec 2013 to get acclimatised.
  • The Formula One Experience racing car simulator.

3D car simulator at Maintec

For more information visit the Maintec website or watch this video overview of the 2013 event.

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