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EMEX 2020 – 40 YEARS OF NZ MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING INNOVATION

EMEX 2020 – 40 YEARS OF NZ MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING INNOVATION

In May 2020 EMEX will celebrate 40 years of engineering excellence.  This will be the biggest show on record in decades, receiving strong media coverage & showcasing technology transformation since 1980.  From Number 8 wire to space freight, EMEX has showcased it all.  Proving just how far technology and prowess have come in New Zealand’s manufacturing and engineering sectors.

This milestone event for EMEX marks the incredible achievements companies have made and will continue to make over the next 40 years.  In this next generation of manufacturing technology, we can look forward to 4D printers, more advanced lights-out factories, quality assurance using blockchain tech and even the fifth industrial revolution - Industry 5.0.  The future is exciting and we are proud of the role we have played in supporting the engineering and manufacturing industry in New Zealand and abroad, with the best in breed exhibition in Australasia.

EMEX 2020 will be packed with leading keynote speakers, top innovators, new-age thinkers and upwards of 5000 buyers all looking to find the next products, services and technology to enhance their business.  We have a great number of initiatives planned to appropriately celebrate 40 years of technology innovation in New Zealand.

If we think back to 1980 things like the walkman, the fax machine and the first cell phones that came on the market (we all remember the ‘bricks’) are today very rarely seen and in some cases almost extinct. At EMEX 2020 we will look back with some nostalgia at what the last 40 years have brought us in new ground breaking technology in engineering, manufacturing and electronics over these years. However, we’ll also look at what the future will bring and the mind-blowing rate of change in our current digital age.. What’s new today is almost obsolete tomorrow and there’s an increasing pressure to do things faster, better and more efficient to stay competitive.

Where you an ‘original’ exhibitor at the first EMEX show in Auckland in 1980? Or did you exhibit throughout the 80s, 90s & 2000s?  We’d really like to hear from you. Let us know, who you are and the company you represented. Send us an email as we have plans that involves you! aad@xpo.co.nz

EMEX has always aspired to be a reflection of innovation in industry and showcase the equipment, tools, products and services that help Kiwi companies to be successful on a national and international level. Exhibiting at EMEX has for many companies been the start of an amazing journey that in many cases still continues. We are very proud to have been of help to these companies providing the platform and exposure for their innovative products and technologies. Having thousands of industry professionals attending the event every 2 years and more importantly with key decisionmakers conducting business with exhibitors, is a trusted environment we’re very proud of having created.

Over the years we have worked hard to deliver the best speaker line-up presenting on topics that are relevant & topical to those attending the show. Through our post show surveys, our speakers are now scoring an average score of 8.5 out of 10, an outstanding result demonstrating just how important this show feature is to those in the industry.  For 2020, we will have a fantastic international & local line up of speakers including the highly revered CEO of Rocket Lab, Peter Beck. One not to be missed!

In the end EMEX, as any other B2B tradeshow, is a market place. Exhibitors are there not only to showcase their products but specifically to sell! Machinery on display is often already sold and after the show on its way to the client. At EMEX, 90% of the machines are totally operational providing the perfect opportunity to invite all the prospects and existing clients to come and see it in full operational mode. Prospects use this unique opportunity of a big market place to decide on future CAPEX investments.

40 years of EMEX will bring back many memories and inspire us to look to the future.  With over 60% of stand space already sold in the lead-up year, there is no doubt EMEX 2020 is going to be a cracker! 

To enquire about exhibiting or if you are an exhibitor from the past get in touch with us today and be part of history.

Get in touch with Aad van der Poel, Exhibition Sales Manager for EMEX

E: aad@xpo.co.nz

P: 021 314 199

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