09 May, 2024 / BY Jessica Plank

Should you go to Subcon 2024?

Subcon, the UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply show, returns to the NEC in Birmingham from the 5th to the 6th of June, 2024.  Here’s what you can expect from the event this year.

2024 marks the 47th year of the Subcon event, showcasing the best of UK manufacturing and providing a vital platform for industry professionals to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities, and form new partnerships.

This year's show will host over 200 suppliers, representing industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Energy, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the latest innovations in contract manufacturing and product development.

Subcon 2024 is more than just an exhibition. The two-day event promises CPD-accredited interactive workshops, product demonstrations and roundtable discussions.

This year, the event will also host a range of networking opportunities, including a welcome drinks reception and the Manufacturing Solutions Show Awards​.

Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your visit to Subcon 2024.


The event is held at the NEC, Birmingham, a prime location with excellent transport links, including proximity to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station​.

Getting there

  • By road: direct access from the M6, M1, M40, and M42.
  • By rail: Birmingham International Station is connected to the NEC by a short bridgelink.
  • By air: Birmingham International Airport offers flights from numerous international and domestic locations and is just a few minutes away from the venue.
  • Parking: ample parking is available at the NEC, with options ranging from standard to Express Parking services. Pre-pay for your parking to save money and avoid hassle on the day.

Opening hours

  • 5th June 2024: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (networking drinks party from 5pm onwards)
  • 6th June 2024: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Free entry to all areas of the show, with an option to pre-register online for express access on arrival​.

Come and see ESCATEC at Subcon 2024 - Stand D73

We invite you to visit ESCATEC’s stand (D73) and explore the scope and scale of our microelectronics, electronics, and mechatronic solutions. Our team will be available to discuss the latest in industrial technology and potential collaboration opportunities. We look forward to meeting you at the event.

Top tips for visitors

  • Prioritise your visits: identify key exhibitors and sessions in advance to maximize your time
  • Use the floorplan: plan your route to avoid missing essential exhibits
  • Allow time for breaks: keep energised by scheduling short breaks during the day
  • End-of-day review: take time to reflect on the contacts made and information gathered each day to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities

By attending Subcon 2024, industry professionals can engage directly with innovators and leaders in subcontract manufacturing, gaining the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s competitive manufacturing landscape. For more details and to register, visit the Subcon official website.

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Written by Jessica Plank

Based in Switzerland, Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and has day-to-day responsibility for strategic marketing tactics including blog management, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, and European event management. Jessica’s dedication to maintaining a strong online presence has significantly contributed to the success of ESCATEC's marketing initiatives since she joined the team in 2021.