Edmo’s on the road again next month. Our dashing sales team and MD will be heading to the Subcon Show — a three-day extravaganza of all things manufacturing, sub-contracting and supply chain at Birmingham’s NEC.
The largest expo of its kind in the UK, Subcon will host over 400 exhibitors, and takes place alongside The Engineer Expo for a double dose of B2B networking goodness.
Why we’re going to Subcon
With a name like, “SUBCON: THE UK’S PREMIER SUBCONTRACT MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN SHOW”, how could we not want to go? It’s basically a list of our favourite words.
The excitement’s not over, though. Subcon want you to know there’s a lot to be gained from visiting:
“Two unique industry events taking place under one roof, designed to support the UK’s engineering and manufacturing industry to help optimise business performance and plan for future success.”
It’s like every B2B buzzword squashed into a single sentence.
Luckily for them (and us), it’s also true. This is a cracking event and it’s been going 42 years, so they’re obviously doing something right. Every year we’ve attended has been better than the last.
Last year’s Subcon Show welcomed 4,306 visitors – 92% of whom came to source products or services. And if visitor numbers continue to increase at the same rate, this year should see over 5,500 attendees.
We’re looking forward to meeting and greeting as many of them as possible.
Edmo’s no-escape ethos
The first time we exhibited at Subcon, we had a small stand with a series of pop-up advertising displays and cabinets. This time, we’ve upped the ante.
We’ve invested in a bespoke exhibition space from Marsden Direct and we’re located on stand A12 directly in front of the entrance to Hall 3. Our (some say ‘panther-like’) MD and sales team will be there, poised and ready to identify interested parties.
You can expect to see Andrew, Darren, Nev, Jim and Richard at various points over the expo’s three-day duration. In addition to their native wit and charm, the guys will be showing several cases of sample extrusions, answering any questions visitors throw at them, and arranging meetings for the weeks that follow.
What the team have to say for themselves
“We’ll be arriving on Monday to set up. It’s always hard to believe everything’s going to be ready for the opening of the show when you’re getting ready – there’s carpet to lay, stands to build – but everyone works late into the evening to make sure everything’s spot on.
“We’re obviously going to be promoting our extrusion and fabrication services at Subcon, but we’re also looking forward to seeing who else is exhibiting and what they’ve got to offer. We’re on the look-out for new clients and suppliers – our aim is to get talking to businesses who like what we’ve got to offer, then invite them for a look round Edmo’s facilities.
“We’ll be staying at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull again this year, which has a health club and pool. We do always bring our gym kit and good intentions, but you do have to walk past the bar to get there…”
So it’s fair to say that if any of the businesses staying around Birmingham would like to arrange a casual out-of-hours chat with any of our team, they’re unlikely to turn you down in favour of a work-out. You can contact any of the team on 01989 768 307 to organise a meeting.
So remember: Subcon Show, June 5th-7th, NEC, Hall 3, Stand A12. We look forward to seeing you there!