The 2003 Weldex exhibition exceeded all expectations, attracting more than 7,300 visitors from 40 countries

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "The 2003 Weldex exhibition exceeded all expectations, attracting more than 7,300 visitors from 40 countries", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 51 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/acmm.2004.12851cac.003

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The 2003 Weldex exhibition exceeded all expectations, attracting more than 7,300 visitors from 40 countries

The 2003 Weldex exhibition exceeded all expectations, attracting more than 7,300 visitors from 40 countries

Keywords: Exhibitions, Manufacturing, UK

Exhibitors have reported receiving thousands of enquiries, and many have already booked space at the next Weldex in 2006.

The success of the show is a further boost to Weldex, which is to be colocated with MACH and Subcon in May 2006. Up to 40,000 visitors are expected at the combined shows, and the synergy between them is plain to see.

Commenting on the move, Simon Brown, Director-General at the MTA, organiser of MACH, said: “MTA fully supports the decision to run Weldex alongside MACH in 2006. The combination of MACH, Subcon and Weldex will provide both suppliers and customers across UK manufacturing industry with a formidable line-up of established events that will be of significant benefit to all parties”.

This was echoed by Paul Johnson, Event Director for Subcon, organised by Centaur exhibitions: “Subcon and Mach together are already the UK’s most important manufacturing event and we are delighted that Weldex is joining us in 2006. Fabrication has always been an important part of Subcon and Weldex will complement this very well. Visitors to the three shows will have the perfect opportunity to address all aspects of their manufacturing strategy at one event, and exhibitors will have an unrivalled audience for their services and products”.

Highbury Nexus, the organisation behind the Weldex exhibition, is delighted with the news. Karin Allfree, Event Manager, said in a statement: “We are extremely pleased that we are able to offer exhibitors this opportunity. At a time when industrial exhibitions generally are seen to be shrinking, the 2006 combined event will see huge numbers of high quality visitors to Weldex and the colocated shows”.

The news is also good for visitors, who will be able to visit all the leading production shows in one go and see all the relevant suppliers and manufacturers. The combined event is already being heralded as the place to be seen in 2006, at a time when manufacturing industry is expected to be growing strongly once more.

Highbury Nexus reports that bookings are already being taken and those wanting to take advantage of the potential in 2006 are advised to reserve space early to avoid disappointment.