Subcon 2020, The Engineer Expo and Manufacturing Management Show to be postponed until September 28-30 2020

MA Exhibitions Limited, which owns and runs Subcon, The Engineer Expo and The Manufacturing Management Show, has taken the very difficult decision to reschedule the event from June 9 -11 to September 28 -30, 2020.

As organisers, our number one priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our exhibitors, visitors and staff. Given the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the concerns shared by a number of the show’s partners, we have decided that in order to minimise the risks to visitors and exhibitors, the event will now take place at the end of September in Hall 6 NEC.

We also believe that by moving the show to September, we will be able to offer a better experience for visitors and exhibitors than we would under the current conditions.

All existing exhibitor bookings will be automatically transferred to the new dates and a member of the team will be in touch over the coming days to discuss any questions you might have. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the show’s partners for their understanding in this matter and we look forward to working with you to deliver an outstanding event in September.


Co-located with:

Three events, one venue, the complete manufacturing solution:

The Engineer Expo will once again be co-located with Subcon and new for 2020, they will also be joined by the very popular Manufacturing Management Show. Together they will deliver a unique and relevant event for the manufacturing and engineering industry. Bringing the best suppliers, latest innovations and practical advice to help build new partnerships and optimise business strategies. All visitors will benefit from free access to all three events.

2019 Highlights


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"We’ve just taken an order for just short of £1 million from a customer that we met at Subcon 2018. I just wanted to thank for the professional approach adopted by your marketing team. Without Subcon, it could not have happened. Really looking forward to 2019."

Tony O’Brien, Sales Director, DVR

"Subcon is specifically for the type of business our members do. All of our members exhibiting came away with new sales leads. I think the Subcon show is a must for any business involved in the subcontract engineering market."

Chris Gladwin, Director, BTMA

"This is the first time we have exhibited at any event, we found the experience very good and have secured new customers just 1 week after the show, it was very well organised and we would definitely consider doing it again."

James Rigby, Managing Director, PCT Engineering Ltd

"Subcon has been a show that we at Thermaset have exhibited at for 3 years and we have always found the show to be very successful despite being slightly adrift to our normal focus as we see lots of our customers exhibiting at the show too. There are always more than enough visitors to the show that are interested in powder coating that definitely makes exhibiting worthwhile."

Benn Jennens, Marketing Manager, Thermaset Ltd




Hall 6
North Avenue
B40 1NT

Tel: +44 (0)121 780 4141

Opening Hours


28 September 2020
9:30 - 16:30


29 September 2020
9:30 - 16:30


30 September 2020
9:30 - 16:00

The NEC has clear signposted links with the motorway network. M1, M6, M40 and M42. There is on-site parking for over 21,000 vehicles and a regular bus service runs from the car parks to the exhibition entrance.

The NEC is served by Birmingham International station has a covered walkway directly to the venue. Rail enquiries call 08457 48 49 50.

Birmingham International Airport, which is conveniently situated a few minutes from the NEC, services scheduled flights from 34 national and international destinations.