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New-look Maintec hailed a success

12 December 2018

Maintec, the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, plant and asset management sector which took place in early November at the NEC, Birmingham, has been hailed a success by organisers Western Business Exhibitions.

Delivered under the theme, ‘The future of maintenance and reliability’, the 43rd edition of the show kicked off under, as Jos Diamond, Event Manager describes, “a new direction” with organisers moving to the new date line of November and reducing the show down to two more impactful days.

The new direction paid off and organisers received glowing feedback from both exhibitors and visitors with over 50% of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers already confirming their attendance to Maintec 2019. Plus a host of new exhibiting companies will be joining the line-up including SDT International, Interflon and Hunter Selection.

Many exhibitors used the event as a platform to launch their new technologies and services for the first time in the UK including Bosch Rexroth, SSG Insights, SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik Halle, T Cards Direct and InVMA – all of whom bought their latest products allowing visitors to see and experience the very newest technology live and exclusively on the show floor.

The event saw packed-out theatres with visitors enjoying Maintec’s CDP accredited education programme approved by the Society of Operations Engineers and the keynote sessions from the likes of Bryan Donnelly, National Fleet Performance Manager at the Rail Delivery Group.

The new Reliability Dialogue theatre, sponsored by Bosch Rexroth, and curated by CDA's consulting editor, Andy Pye, featured panel discussions such Asset Maintenance Strategies and From Condition Monitoring to Predictive Maintenance which were so popular with attendees that many sessions were standing room only.

Since the show, organisers Western Business Exhibitions has been acquired by the Nineteen Group, an award-winning events business. Nineteen Group has over 16 years of exhibition knowledge and the resources needed to invest significantly in the next stage of Maintec’s development. The news highlights WBE’s continued commitment to improving the visitor experience and further enhancement exhibitor ROI, both of which are priorities for Nineteen Group.

 
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