Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024


Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2024

February 6th to 8th 2024

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough GU14 6TQ

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to Farnborough International, Hampshire from February 6th to 8th 2024 bringing together an incredible range of vendors including machinery, components, production hardware, advanced materials, consumables and hundreds of subcontractors. Everything you need to operate leaner, greener, faster and smarter can be found at one show. Entry is free, there’s free on-site parking and a free technical seminar programme running continuously over the three days of the show. For tickets visit

World Hydrogen Week is THE global event where the hydrogen world comes to do business

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Join us this October, to drive forward the transition of clean and sustainable energy within the hydrogen industry at the 4th annual World Hydrogen Congress, World Hydrogen Intelligence Day and Global Hydrogen Projects Summit. Plus, to mirror the hydrogen market’s growth we have launched the inaugural World Hydrogen Derivatives conference to offer a week-long programme of events.

World Hydrogen Week [WHW] is the epicentre for innovation within the hydrogen industry, and your chance to connect with over 3,000 senior hydrogen pioneers across 5 days of premium content and unrivalled networking. Make sure you’re in attendance as we accelerate hydrogen projects up to and beyond final investment decision.



Registration is open for visitors to EXPO Ferroviaria 2023, the biennial International Exhibition of Railway Technology, Products and Systems, which will take place from 3 - 5 October 2023 in hall 9 at Rho Fiera Milano, in Italy. Bringing together around 200 exhibitors from 13 countries, with 21% coming from international markets, the event showcases a rich program of associated events and specialised featured areas targeting specific technologies which represent the diversification of the railway market and are aimed at enriching the attendees’ experience at the trade show.

The strong participation of exhibitors, of which 36% are exhibiting for the first time, confirms the attractiveness of the event for the market, underlining the importance of the show as a point of reference for the exchange of know-how and discussions on trends, innovations, and opportunities within the sector. With national and international industry key industry players present at Rho Fiera Milano, the exhibitor list includes ABB, Alstom Ferroviaria, Hitachi Rail STS, Lucchini RS Spa, MA Group, Stadler Rail, Titagarh Firema, all representing the rolling stock technology sector, while rail infrastructure technologies are showcased by Mermec, Thermit Italiana, Cembre, Hexagon, Pantecnica and many others.


EXPO Ferroviaria also represents an opportunity to discuss the most recent updates on international trends, via an extensive programme of exhibitor’s presentations and conferences, organised in collaboration with the show partners. Among the session titles already confirmed are "Touristic & Luxury Train: The world is looking at Italy " organised by Ferpress; ASSIFER proposes a discussion on "The Implementation of the ERTMS Plan in the Italian railway network: technological framework and state of progress"; ASSTRA will host a session dedicated to "The straight path: Regional rail transport for the Mobility of the Future" and UNIFE European Rail Supply Industry will present "Tackling the environmental challenges while Preserving European industry competitiveness".



This 11th edition also boasts spaces dedicated to complementary technologies and is a real display of the innovations and technological advancements that will shape the future of the railway sector. The exhibition area will include several spaces that will showcase specific technologies and new commercial opportunities for the industry. These also include the Aerospace Technology Hub, an area dedicated to companies adapting aerospace technologies to the railway sector, the Tunneling Area which offers a space dedicated to the tunnel sector and the On-Track Display, an authentic scenario for the presentation of rail-mounted vehicles and railway equipment.



EXPO Ferroviaria is supported by: Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, ASSIFER – Association of Italian Railway Industries, ANIAF – Italian Association of Railway Contractors, ASSTRA – Italian national transport association, CIFI – Italian Railway Engineers Association, UNIFE – European Rail Supply Industry, TELT – Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin, DR Ferroviaria Italia and CTNA – Italy’s National Aerospace Technology Cluster.

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MACH is a fantastic event for both exhibitors and visitors. Showcasing live, digital production systems in one space, under one roof, hundreds
of millions of pounds worth of business is discussed, secured and completed at the event.

Attracting 26,000 visitors and in excess of 600 exhibitors, MACH is the platform to connect UK manufacturing engineers, decision makers, buyers and specifiers with suppliers of new technology, equipment, services and processes.

MACH is owned and organised by The Manufacturing Technologies Association, the voice for the manufacturing technologies industry, committed to driving innovation, creating value and helping UK manufacturing to thrive.

You can find out more about our show organisers by visiting the Organisers & Exhibition Committee page.




 ADIPEC, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 2-5 October 2023, is an international platform convening global energy producers, consumers and innovators to accelerate game-changing solutions and transformational progress for the future of energy.

Hosted by ADNOC, ADIPEC builds on its 39-year legacy of innovation and evolution by creating an inclusive platform for the entire energy ecosystem to discuss critical challenges, foster global partnerships and inspire credible solutions. As the UAE prepares to welcome global leaders to COP28 in November 2023, ADIPEC will frame diverse conversations that complement the UAE’s goal of delivering a COP of action and solidarity, while driving investment into the clean energies of the future.

ADIPEC 2023 will see more than 1,500 speakers – including government ministers, CEOs, policy makers, energy experts and innovators – share their views on the actions needed to advance the world’s decarbonisation goals across 350 unique sessions.






 Following the sell-out Summit in 2022, the Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Energy are delighted to announce the Hydrogen Americas Summit & Exhibition returns to Washington D.C. on 2 – 3 October 2023.

This year’s edition will take place at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, featuring the popular Strategic Summit and two exciting new additions: a World-Class Exhibition and a Tech Series stage enabling twice as many companies and industry professionals to participate and develop new partnerships in the sector. Read the Brochur

2023 will be a defining year for the hydrogen sector globally, with public and private sector investments flooding the market. The U.S. has taken the lead with its funding announcements, including the Inflation Reduction Act which is seen as a game changer as it becomes the most generous subsidy scheme in the world. Many countries, like Canada, are responding to the U.S. announcements by deploying their own competitive tax schemes, and effectively fueling a new hydrogen race

The Hydrogen Americas Summit & Exhibition is recognized as the place to meet and do business with the growing hydrogen sector in the Region. Meet with over 3000 industry leaders from across the value chain, including government representatives, hydrogen and energy stakeholders, service providers and end-users who will be showcasing the latest technologies, project developments and policy mechanisms that will enable the hydrogen market to reach its full potential. 

Register your place today to connect with new business partners and exchange the latest insights to make your hydrogen project a reality.


With over 95% of the exhibition space already booked, and a waiting list created specifically for additional exhibitors, this 11th edition confirms it is the unmissable event to discover all the latest innovations of the sector first-hand.

EXPO Ferroviaria 2023, the International Exhibition for Railway Technology, Products and Systems will be held from 3 to 5 October 2023 at Fiera Milano Rho in Italy. With 95% of the exhibition space already booked, the show gathers the interest from all the major players in the sector, as well as strategic adjacent infrastructure sectors, proving to be Italy’s most important event for the rail industry.

The enthusiasm of the rail market, already visible from the beginning of the post-pandemic era, shows renewed energy. As of today, the exhibition counts over 180 accredited exhibitors for this edition, of which 20% are international companies. Several of the big names of the industry will be present: Alstom Ferroviaria, Knorr-Bremse Rail System Italia, Progress Rail Signaling SpA, Stadler Rail Ag, Wabtec Corporation, Salcef Group, MERMEC SpA, Lucchini Rs SpA, ZF Italia, Vossloh Sistemi Srl, ABB SpA, JSW Steel Italy Piombino, Plasser & Theurer, Export Von Bahnbaumaschinen, Gesellschaft Mbh and Vossloh Rolling Stock Gmbh. 

“Time to plan the future, the slogan of this edition, testifies to the scope of the event: it will be the opportunity for professionals from Italy, Europe and all over the world to debate trends and technologies, and accelerate their business. Always attracting new players of the sector, 30% of the exhibitors, including Wegh Group SpA, ESIM Group SRL orthe Ministry of Czech Republic for Industry, Trade and Commerce will be attending for the first time to present their products and discuss solutions for the rail market. 


Considered the meeting point of the Italian railway industry, EXPO Ferroviaria not only represents a place of exchange, but it also provides a window on the future by showing the innovations that will shape the railways landscape of tomorrow. The exhibition area includes dedicated spaces showcasing specific technologies and allowing for new business opportunities.

The Aerospace Technology Hub, new feature of this edition, is an area dedicated to companies presenting aerospace technologies that can be applied to the rail sector. Organised in partnership with Italy’s National Aerospace Technology Cluster (CTNA), it will host the Aerospace Technology District of Campania Region, Ala SpA, and Intelligentia Srl, who will demonstrate the integration between the two sectors on a scientific, design, and technological level.

The On-Track Display highlights the prominence of this sector in the industry. Two sections of tracks will be laid in the exhibition area for suppliers of rail-mounted vehicles and railway equipment to showcase their products, giving visitors the opportunity to visualise them in an authentic setting. Exhibiting companies include Officine Mar, Hexagon, Gillet Group and Spektra Trimble Company.

The Tunnelling Area is a space dedicated to the construction and equipment of tunnels. Three new companies will be presenting their products, a must see for professionals visiting the event: BORFLEX Services, Belt TS, and Saladino Engineering Services.


EXPO Ferroviaria works hand in hand with the key stakeholders of all the rail supply sectors as well as the service providers of the Italian market to create a unique meeting point for the industry. Thanks to its partners, the event is an unparalleled platform to collaborate, create a stronger market, and drive the development of the industry.

Supporting the exhibition this year are: Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italian State Railways), ASSIFER (Italian Railway Industry Association), ANIAF (Italian Association of Railway Contractors), ASSTRA (Italian Public Transport Association),CIFI (College of Italian Railway Engineers), UNIFE (European Rail Supply Industry Association), DR Ferroviaria Italia (Line Construction and Maintenance Co.)and CTNA (Italian National Aerospace Technological Cluster).

As usual, the event will feature an extensive programme of conferences, seminars, workshops and technicalpresentations, giving visitors an in-depth experience with thematic discussions and expert opinions on the technological trends of today and the future. The full program will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

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Want to learn more about the sector's prospects, what's coming up in UK manufacturing, the newest technological advancements, and other topics? You can register to receive a free ticket to Manufacturing and Engineering Week, where you will have the opportunity to network with leading experts, thousands of like-minded peers, and top brands who are all there to share knowledge, gain insights, learn from one another, and offer the necessary tools for the next stage of manufacturing. Benefit from the high-calibre keynote speeches, panel discussions, and debates that will cover a range of topics, including automation and robotics, IIoT and connectivity, sustainability, industrial data and AI, design engineering, and maintenance.

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SIFER 2023: A glimpse into the future of the rail industry

Within its 20 years of existence, SIFER has become the unmissable event of the French railway sector, acting as a platform for exchange, learning and the creation of unparalleled business opportunities for its participants.

For this 13th edition, 376 exhibitors will be attending the exhibition, of which 92 new companies, coming from 18 countries. Among them, the big names of the industry such as Alstom, Wabtec Corporation, ABB France, Vossloh, Škoda Group, Colas Rail, Voith France, Voestalpine Railway Systems France, Harting France, Pandrol, or Matisa.

Thanks to its close collaboration with its official partners representing all the key actors of the rail industry, SIFER builds each year a rich programme of events, workshops, conferences and round tables addressing topics of key importance for current and future issues of the rail market. This year, Hauts-de-France Region, AIF, SNCF Réseau, FIF (Federation of Railway Industries), IRT Railenium, i-Trans, the European Union Agency for Railways, UNIFE, Railcoop, TELT, Europe’s Rail and ETF, with the support of the Ministry of transports, have brought their expertise forward to propose some forty events during the show.

Offering more than an exhibition space, SIFER will, as such, host a wide range of events over 3 days.










An On-Track Display for a full-scale exhibition
Four sections of track laid in the exhibition hall enable suppliers of rail-mounted vehicles and track-related equipment to display their products and visitors to see the products and its operations first hand. The following companies will display their products: Strail France, Gillet GROUP HRM, Edilon Sedra, NEOTech, Cembre Group, Amberg Technologies, Dispostel, Leyfa Measurement, Topcon Positioning Systems and Hytorc Damatec.

This year, numerous events will highlight projects that are proof to the spirit of innovation that animates the rail sector, including:
• A Round Table by Railenium about the Innovative light train (TLi) –
Wednesday 29 March 10:20 am
• A Round Table “Rail Open Lab – An open association to accelerate innovation in the rail sector” – Tuesday 28 March at 1:40 pm
Rail Innovation Awards: Three innovative companies will be rewarded
i-Trans, founding member of the ERCI network of European clusters, organises phase 1 of this railway innovation competition aiming at highlighting and rewarding the skills and know-how of innovative companies offering solutions to increase the competitiveness of the railway sector. Three companies will be rewarded for: « Best Large Company », « Best SME », « Special prize: Favourite Innovation». The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 28 March at 5:00 pm.

FIF Village – A new space for The French Railway Industries Association
The FIF is featuring a stand in the form of a village, which includes a presentation space where conferences will be addressing subjects ranging from European rail recovery plans, to decarbonisation, innovation and attractiveness of the rail sector. Several FIF members will be present at the FIF Village: CMS Industrie, EGIS, EURAILTEST, Ferrocampus, Knorr-Bremse Systèmes Ferroviaires France, LOHR Industrie, Plastiform’s, Siemens Mobility and Saferail.

Also new in 2023, the Innovation Hub will host start-ups with innovative technologies
This year, SIFER takes a step further towards innovation by creating a dedicated area where start-ups will propose highly innovative and creative solutions that have the potential to boost the sector's competitiveness on a global scale.

Two sessions to present these start-ups are scheduled for Wednesday 29 March at 1:05 pm and Thursday 30 March at 12:40 pm.
DIGAS (Latvia) will present its advanced dual-fuel technology for large diesel engines to promote competitive and sustainable transportation.

METACOUSTIC (France) will demonstrate its expertise in acoustics and vibration.

ROBOWORK (Portugal) will talk about its turnkey robotic solutions.

BATIRAIL (France) is specialised in the wholesale of various industrial supplies and equipment.

VOGO GROUP (France) develops and markets turnkey audio and video solutions.

SAFERENT (France) is a private security company specialising in the rental of serviced equipment.

CORRSOLVE (USA) « Corrosion Solutions » will showcase its highly effective and non-hazardous corrosion control solutions for the railway industry.

INEXTRA TRAVAUX FERROVIAIRES (France) will show its skills in project management assistance and special works management in building and public works, and putting BTP’s professionals in touch with each other thanks to an Internet platform.

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At SIFER, regions continue to be mobilised

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28 - 30 March 2023, Lille Grand Palais – France

During this edition of SIFER 2023, five regions will be promoting their know-how and strengthening their attractiveness through a regional pavilion, bringing together all the players of the sector within each territory on a joint stand: the Hauts-de-France region (hosting the AIF cluster), Bourgogne Franche-Comté (hosting the Mecateamcluster, whose influence now extends across the whole country), Seine-et-Marne, Centre-Val de Loire, and Occitanie (TOTEM cluster) will be represented.

SIFER has always placed the regions at the core of its programme. This is one of the fundamental principles of the show, which, since 2001, has been held in the heart of the main railway region of France and Europe, and is the 3rd most important in the world. This allows for the show to remain in close proximity to the stakeholders who drive the industry and make it competitive on a global scale.

A stronger presence of FIF with, among others, the organisation of the round table "French Regional Authorities: What major projects to come?” Tuesday 28 March 4.00pm

The session will be attended by the Vice-Presidents of Mobility for French Regions.

Railcoop will present a “Feedback on the development of rail freight in sparsely populated areas”, Thursday 30 March 10.30am

Created in 2019, Railcoop is the first rail cooperative in France. On 15 November 2021, it inaugurated its first freight service in Occitanie, between the territories of Lot and Aveyron and the logistics hub of Toulouse-St-Jory. One year later, what are the findings and prospects of this enterprise counting more than 13,000 members?


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Opening hours:

Tuesday 28 March 10 am – 5 pm; Wednesday 29 March 10 am – 7 pm; Thursday 30 March 10 am – 4 pm




Senior FM stakeholders gather to discuss the industry’s future at the renowned Innovation Lab annual conference

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Over 400 likeminded individuals gather to discuss the future of the facilities management industry as they explore forthcoming trends, challenges, purposeful initiatives, andpioneering solutions at the industry’s renowned Innovation Lab on Thursday 23rd February 2023. 

Set in the iconic Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event promises to deliver a day of solution exploration, professional development, and networking to assist businessesin overcoming today’s challenges while providing a platform to take on tomorrow’s.

As FM professionals continue to face several shared challenges, the Innovation Lab will host various expert speakers to address the developing financial crisis, skills shortages, shifting workforce demographics and several other subjects. As market uncertainty grows, the author of When the Clouds Come and influential leadership authority with a unique multi sector viewpoint on creating innovative and sustainable change, Drew Povey joins first as keynote speaker to talk about managing change and turbulence. 

Up next, the Innovation Lab welcomes one of the UK’s leading experts on generational change, Dr. Paul Redmond to discuss the future of work, roles at risk of being replaced by technology and how companies can establish a highly engaged workforce, particularly amongst Millennials and Gen Z. Paul writes regularly for national newspapers and other publications and is a frequent guest on radio and TV programmes, appearing regularly on the BBC and independent current affairs shows.

Subsequently, described by FORBES magazine as ‘A Game Changer’ and trusted by some of the biggest brands including Emirates, Warner Brothers and McDonalds, Geoff Rammjoins to talk about delivering a “Celebrity Service” and helping brands create a gap in their service experience they never knew existed, therefore enhancing customer retention.

As the “great resignation” further unfolds in a post pandemic world, Russell Beck steps onto the Innovation lab stage to deliver delegates tangible actions that unlock the potential and productivity of their most expensive asset: their people. Equally important, providing a new perspective into looking after people today to ensure they are around for tomorrow.

Finally, Figen Murray, Lead Campaigner of Martyn’s Law,and Nick Aldworth, Former Chief Superintendent and Counter-Terrorism and Risk Director for Carlisle Support Services, will join to talk about Martyn’s Law, a newly proposed legislation that will place more responsibility on the owners of publicly accessible locations for the security and protection from terrorist incidents.

The event also hosts a panel discussion with Arriva Rail London’s HR Director Oliver Grant, Tesco’s Head of Security Operations Emma Swail, Northern Trains’ Head of Retail Operations Jason Wade, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Safety Officer Eileen Williams. These representatives step onto the stage to talk about their transformational success journeys in the face of change and uncertainty, delivering tangible advice to senior representatives and leaders from other organisations of various sizes that may face similar challenges.

The rail industry will have its own features with presentations and open discussions around its future as it more than doubles activities by 2050, optimising revenue protection as well as streamlining data and service provision. With delegates from over 13 of the UK train operating companies, key stage appearances include Greater Anglia, Arrival Rail London, ITAL and Carlisle’s Director of Rail Strategy with over 20 years of service provision experience and more than 2,300 employees working in the sector. 

Throughout the day, attendees will also be presented with various other subjects from changing the face of security, to technology in FM, associated returns for complementary people and tech strategies, procuring successful support services contracts, and the growing focus of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG). 

Confirmed attendees include senior stakeholders from the UK’s largest organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry University, this year’s Eurovision host M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,Liverpool Football Club, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Northern Trains, Avanti West Coast and many more. 

Besides learning from invaluable speakers and enjoying great food and drinks throughout the day, attendees will also be able to engage with over 50 innovators showcasing their latest solutions to deliver exceptional environments, no matter the circumstances. These include 2CL Communications, Marlowe Fire and Security, Arval UK, Reckitt Benckiser Group and many more. 

Chief Executive Officer of the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services, Paul Evans said:

Working with a prestigious and world-class portfolio of brands, the day will allow seniorstakeholders to discuss the specific challenges they are facing, meet potential new disruptors and engage in peer-to-peer enlightenment around solutions.

We look forward to providing attendees a new perspective on sustainable innovations and robust change management for successful implementation of technological breakthroughs within existing workforce.”

Following the annual conference, the event’s host, Carlisle Support Services invites exclusive guests at their Annual Superstar Awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of people across the industry. This features the introduction of the Martyn Hett Award for Contribution to Counter-Terrorismas Carlisle welcomes the implementation ofMartyn’s Lawwithin the industry. The award will be presented by Figen Murray herself, the force behind Martyn’s Law andmother of Martyn Hett, one of22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017.

Event registrations for the Innovation Lab are still available on Eventbrite at

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