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The must-attend event for UK subcontract manufacturing buyers

Subcon is the UK's largest subcontract manufacturing supply chain show and has been bringing together the manufacturing sector for nearly 50 years, to source, benchmark and learn.

This is the premier event for procurement teams from both OEMs and tiered suppliers to benchmark their subcontracting manufacturing capabilities and refine their supply chain.

The Subcon team are excited to share new formats for this year’s show!  We’ve listened to your feedback and have added new features for 2024 to enhance your visit, find out more below!

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New for 2024!

Networking drinks & entertainment

All visitors, exhibitors and speakers are invited to a welcome drinks reception, taking place from 5pm after the first day of the exhibition.

Manufacturing Solutions Awards

Taking place within the exhibition on Thursday the 6th of June,  we'll be celebrating the best of UK manufacturing and engineering innovation.

Live product demo sessions

Check out future solutions for efficiencies, products, materials and systems in the innovation sessions

Peer to peer roundtable discussion sessions

Join a table with your peers for focussed networking and sharing of challenges, led by a subject expert. Gain practical advice, ask your questions and share challenges and solutions with your peers.

Drop-in advice clinics and workshops

CPD Accredited workshop sessions, led by a subject expert, with practical takeaways to progress your professional development or company strategy.

Dedicated work and meeting spaces

If you need a place for a face to face meetings, want to take time out to catchup on messages, or just grab a coffee, there will be dedicated times available in the meeting spaces.

Plus, don't miss:

150+ subcontractors & contract manufacturers

Subcon brings together over 150 leading UK and international suppliers. The exhibition covers everything from assembly work, CNC machining, metal fabrication, electronics, component parts, and more.

The VIP buyers programme & networking lounge

The VIP programme offers senior purchasers free parking and access to an exclusive networking lounge with complimentary lunch and refreshments - the perfect location to meet your next supplier.

Motorsport simulators & prize draw!

Get ready to race at our professional motorsport simulators! Operated by FP Zero, immerse yourself in the world of Formula 1. Plus, the person that gets the fastest lap will win a PalmerSport driving day experience worth over £600! 

Gain insights into some of the biggest challenges facing the sector in 2024 and beyond

From keynote panel discussions with industry leaders, CPD-accredited workshops, product demonstrations and roundtable discussions, there are plenty of practical learnings and insights to take away and apply directly to your business. Topics include:

  • Government insights for the future of manufacturing and subcontracting in the UK
  • Global and local market forecasts for materials, suppliers and trade links
  • Cross-sector case studies in aerospace, automotive, medical, defence and more
  • Lively debate and discussion around reshoring versus offshoring, decarbonisation and supply chain collaboration
  • Recruitment and re-skilling advice and support
  • Industry experts sharing how and where technology and innovation will create efficiencies and alleviate resource challenges
We had a great time at Subcon and met many valuable potential suppliers!
Production Manager, Solid State Logic
Subcon is a must-see show for me. Not only opportunities to catch the latest innovations within my areas of interest but also what other sectors are looking at.  Fascinating to see so many companies coming together to showcase.
Manufacturing Engineer, Morgan Motor Company