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On behalf of the EMEX Team, we would like to extend our thanks to all those who attended and supported this years show. Held at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from 31 May – 2 June 2016 the country’s largest event for the manufacturing and engineering industry has been called an amazing success by both visitors and exhibitors.

Attracting more than 160 exhibiting companies and a record attendance of over 5,000 visitors, the event was the most successful for many years. We are pleased to have been inundated with feedback that the show delivered a lot more new products and innovations than prior shows - a mix of kiwi made and/or internationally sourced.

Over the three days of EMEX we celebrated this year’s dual themes of Additive Manufacturing and Bringing Manufacturing Home. From the Fraser Fire & Rescue fire truck feature to robotics, 3D printers and the latest technology in kiwi made CNC machinery such as Plazmax, there was something for everyone in the industry. Not to mention that the 3 days of seminars were mostly full to capacity with standing room only.

With visitors to EMEX bringing with them in excess of $422m* of buying power, feedback has been extremely positive with exhibitors now actively following up a high number of quality targeted audience leads. Overall a great success! 

*Fresh Info Economic Evaluation Report 2016



*Source; 2016 EMEX CAB audited statistics


With hundreds of visitor surveys completed some of the key findings are extremely positive!


80% are ‘likely’ to ‘very likely’ to make contact with an exhibitor post show (80% 2014)

84% were ‘satisfied’ to ‘very satisfied’ with their overall experience of EMEX (74% 2014)

81% rated the variety of exhibitors as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ (73% 2014)

71% ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’ EMEX is a must attend event (64% 2014)

69% ‘hold direct authority’ for, or ‘influence’, purchasing decisions (68% 2014) 


Rebookings for EMEX have already been strong as exhibitors confirm their prime locations to return to in 2018. If you are wanting to secure your preferred space or wish to discuss other opportunities across the show please contact Exhibition Sales Manager Aad van der Poel on (09) 976 8350 / 021 314 199 /, next show dates are 1-3 May 2018. 


Following on from a very successful EMEX we are excited to announce the launch of SouthMACH 2017. Held  24-25 May 2017 at the Horncastle Arena, Christchurch SouthMACH is the regions premier technology trade show celebrating the heartland of manufacturing. Spaces are limited so be sure to book you space now!


EMEX received an extensive marketing and promotional campaign with a combination of mass media including multiple insertions across regional daily newspapers and features within the NZ Herald. Add to this a powerful and targeted advertising campaign across leading industry publications, direct mail, major visitor prizes and an active social media campaign we were able to reach 1000’s of industry professionals.

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