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JEC World

Paris, 6-8 March 2018

JEC World 2018 is where the Composites Industry meets. A leading international show for composites and advanced materials, JEC World provides a global platform where the whole ecosystem is gathered: from raw materials to machines, intermediate and final processors, to OEMs and end users.

Held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre between 6-8 March 2018, this 3 day conference and exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet with over 1,300 exhibitors and around  40,000 professionals including decision-makers  through a developed programme of activities:

  • The JEC Awards, 30 breath-taking innovations in composites
  • The Startup Booster, the biggest startup competition in the composites field
  • The Conferences, 3 days of technical presentations
  • The Innovation Planets, 4 areas made to illustrate the endless and boundless possibilities of composites

Midland’s Engine is leading a trade and investment mission, in partnership with the Department for International Trade and national composites organisations to exhibit at JEC World 2018.

To find out more about Midland’s Engine opportunities in advanced materials, contact:

To find out more about Midland’s Engine opportunities in advanced materials, contact:

Karen Tsang

Investment Manager

e: karen.tsang@makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

t: +44 (0)1782 231977


The Gulf Region Life Science Meet the Buyer Event

Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry CV7 9JU

21 March 2018, 09:30 – 15:30

Our Life Sciences Meet the Buyer event is a fantastic opportunity for Midlands Engine businesses to meet face-to-face with a range of leading buyers from the UAE, Oman and Kuwait to promote their goods and services.

The Midlands Engine is at the cutting-edge of the UK life sciences sector and home to over 1000 life science companies. Over the past five years, working in close partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) in the UAE, UK delegations have visited Arab Health making strong connections and reinforcing our trade commitments.

What to expect

  • Welcome plenary session including experts from the life science sector/li>
  • BA series of half hour appointments based on both supplier and buyer preferences
  • Networking opportunity sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day

Deadline for registration is Friday 16th February. Suppliers will be notified of the outcome of their submission shortly after.


Trade Visit to Tokyo, Japan

3 – 6 June 2018

Japan is looking for UK technology in the Automotive and Advanced Engineering sectors, could your business become one of the hundreds of British companies enjoying success in Japan? Join this Midlands Engine trade visit to Japan, designed specifically for companies operating in Advanced Engineering, Automotive, Motorsport and their supply chains…

What are the benefits of joining a Midlands Engine visit?

BIO is the largest biotechnology event in the world, attended by top decision-makers and buyers from more than 76 countries and attracting 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders.

The areas of focus are:

  • A number of tailored individual meetings will be arranged for each company as standard. Meetings with Japanese companies are of course dependant on interest from Japanese companies
  • Benefit from the support of Trade Advisers throughout your visit, who have years of experience assisting British companies in Japan
  • Benefit from the support of Trade Advisers throughout your visit, who have years of experience assisting British companies in Japan
  • Attend a reception at the British Embassy Tokyo hosted by the British Ambassador
  • DIT support before, during, and after your visit to ensure that the trip is a success and that you have a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take

Midlands Engine, in association with The Department for International Trade in Washington, will organise a 1 2 1 meeting schedule with Biotech companies from Maryland who are looking to collaborate with Midlands Biotech organisations and academia. This will be followed by a networking event. The event will be exclusive to ‘Midlands Engine’ delegates.


BIO Boston

4 – 7 June 2018

Following a successful visit to BIO 2017, Midlands Engine are taking a delegation of Midlands Biotech companies and academia to BIO International Conference in Boston. We will be showcasing the strength of the Biotech sector in the Midlands region with an exhibition space on the UK Pavilion as well as hosting a ‘Midlands Engine’ partnering and networking event.

BIO International Convention Boston

BIO is the largest biotechnology event in the world, attended by top decision-makers and buyers from more than 76 countries and attracting 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders.

The areas of focus are:

  • Gene/Cell Therapy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Devices
  • Cell Biology Innovation
  • Clinical Research
  • Lab Services
  • Contract Research
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Drug Delivery
  • Tech Transfer
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Digital Health

Midlands Engine, in association with The Department for International Trade in Washington, will organise a 1 2 1 meeting schedule with Biotech companies from Maryland who are looking to collaborate with Midlands Biotech organisations and academia. This will be followed by a networking event. The event will be exclusive to ‘Midlands Engine’ delegates.


Express your interest in one of six market visits that form the core of the Midlands Engine trade missions programme for 2017/18. Each focuses on key target markets and sectors of strength from the region.

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