MACH 2022, the first national gathering of the UK engineering community post-COVID-19, has sold over three-quarters of the exhibition space despite there being more than 200 days left before the live event.

Show organiser, the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), said it was delighted with the response and has urged firms wishing to exhibit at the showpiece event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between 4-8 April 2022, to confirm their booking as quickly as possible so as not to be disappointed.

James Selka, CEO of the MTA, said: “MACH is the national manufacturing show, and as a content-led event it brings together the latest advanced engineering and manufacturing technologies in operation, and all under one roof. As such it will be perfect place for manufacturers to come and view the best new machines on the market.

“The support we have already received from the UK manufacturing and engineering community has been tremendous and their show of faith at what is a pivotal moment for this most crucial of industries, demonstrates both the appetite to do business and the desire to restore the manufacturing industries to their rightful place at the head of the UK economy.”

MACH 2022 will be the event to connect the world of manufacturing technologies and stand as the destination of choice for companies looking to adopt and invest in the digital revolution.

For 2022, there are extra incentives in place for companies looking to invest in the latest machine technology, principally the Super Deduction initiative announced by the Chancellor earlier this year.

Exhibitors and visitors can interact with the exhibition now. As part of the MTA’s commitment to improve the exhibition experience, the association has invested in a new online platform, My Show Planner, to help people get the most from the event.

Trialled with great success during the MACH 2022 Preview Week, the platform enables visitors to filter by product type, save favourite exhibitors, speakers and content to their personal show planner. They can even make direct contact with exhibitors ahead of the event.