This is a 35% increase over 2011.

The 2012 event encompassed four shows – Aero Engineering 2012, the Composites Engineering Show 2012, the UK Plastic Electronics show and, new for 2012, the UK Automotive Engineering show.

More than 550 exhibitors took part in the combined event.

The Advanced Engineering UK 2013 group of events will take place on 12-13 November 2013 in Birmingham.