A run-down of the must-go-to Process Industry Events in 2014

As we enter the new financial year, and the purse strings slacken, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to look ahead at some of 2014's major events to pencil into your diaries.

Europump 2014

22-24 May 2014, St Andrews

Europump 2014

Overview: Brings together 18 member associations representing 15 EU member states, Turkey, Russia and Switzerland.

Focus: All matters relating to European and American pump companies including EU Directives, Standards, Initiatives, EU Commission, Market Reports and Energy Strategy.

USP: As well as meetings and informative workshops the Partner Programme includes afternoon tea overlooking the Old Course at St Andrews; a visit to The Hill of Tarvit; lunch at the Sea Food Restaurant; and a Falconry Display.

More: Visit the website or watch the promotional video.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

8-13 September 2014, Chicago

International manufacturing show 2014

Overview: One of the largest industrial trade shows in the world – featuring 1,900 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors – held every two years in September at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Focus: Geared towards the Aerospace, Automotive, Machine Shop, Medical, and Power Gen industries it looks at crucial topics like cost of ownership, automation, virtual collaboration, mobile technology, additive manufacturing and more.

USP: They say, “It’s the largest display and demonstration of global manufacturing technology in the Western Hemisphere and the largest gathering of the master minds that make it work.”

More: Visit the website or create your own MyShow Planner.

Manufacturing and Engineering Expo 2014

8 October 2014, Maidstone

Manufacturing and Engineering EXPO

Overview: A B2B event to support and showcase everything that's great about our engineering and manufacturing sector.

Focus: A platform for engineering and manufacturing companies to promote and showcase their talent and capabilities locally, regionally and nationally in the UK.

USP: They say, “An opportunity to meet the wealth of talent from the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, making new contacts and initiating new commercial prospects.”

More: Visit the website for more information.


4-6 November 2014, Stuttgart

Vision 2014

Overview: The world's leading machine vision trade fair where OEMs, mechanical engineering companies and system houses learn about the latest innovations from the world of machine vision components and initiate investments.

Focus: The who’s who in the machine vision industry, from mechanical engineering to automotive and medical technology exhibit an “incomparable” range of products and services.

USP: They say, “This is the only place in the world where the complete spectrum of the machine vision technology is staged in this way.”

More: Visit the website for more information.

Water, Waste Water and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) 2014

5-6 November 2014, Telford

WWEM 2014

Overview: From test kits to process measurement, laboratory analysis right through to fixed and portable gas detection, if your work involves Monitoring, testing or working with water you need to be at the sixth WWEM.

Focus: Measurement, testing and analysis for the water and wastewater and environmental industry.

USP: They say, “The event has firmly established itself as the number one event for Water/Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring professionals to attend.”

More: Visit the website for more information.

Advanced Engineering UK 2014

11-12 November 2014, NEC Birmingham

Advanced engineering UK

Overview: Unites several high value engineering communities into a unique integrated technology transfer and supply chain business development environment.

Focus: Several industry specific shows are co-located at the event, including Aero Engineering; Composites Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Auto Electronics; and Performance Metals Engineering.

USP: They say, “The ‘Advanced Engineering UK’ group of events is one of the UK’s fastest growing industry meetings.”

More: Visit the website for more information.

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