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Review of Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2018

This month I traveled with our MD, Tom Jenkins, to the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Expo in Farnborough. I have exhibited at the show for many years, both at Dynamics Consultants and in previous roles, and Tom has a wide range of contacts in the industry. As such, this is an ideal place for DC as a knowledge hub for the manufacturing industry in the south coast to get a feel for the current climate.

An Expert Opinion

I interviewed Tom about the exhibition, about what we looked to achieve from visiting and the feeling in the current climate, with the approaching Brexit deadline giving mixed reactions in our Manufacturing Matters interviews.

We also went to the expo to look for solutions that would be useful to our customers, but also managed to find a number of people that could do with our help!

My thoughts on the show

The new venue is fantastic, with the new building being a big step up from the large marquee that it had been in previously. It was still cold, but with plenty of coffee stalls the solid walls at least kept the winter wind and rain out! Speaking to a few businesses that I know do a lot of exhibitions, there were a lot of quiet periods – indeed it felt quite empty for the afternoon that we were there – however there were periods that were busy and made the show worthwhile. I wonder if the show went back to the original two day format it would improve or make things worse.

We look forward to either visiting or exhibiting next year!

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Jesse Lawrence

Jesse is our marketing manager, keeping an eye on the latest news in the market as well as having worked on the GDPR legislation. 

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