Drives and Controls Magazine
Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 26 - 27 September, 2017

Location: Nec, Birmingham, UK
Described as “the UK’s only national sensors event”, the show moves to the NEC’s larger Hall 1 and is expected to attract more than 80 exhibitors. A new interactive feature area called Connecting Industry Live! will provide product demonstrations, while the Innovation Showcase feature has been expanded.
PPMA Show 2017 26 - 28 September, 2017

Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
More than 320 exhibitors are expected to occupy more than 9,000 square metres of floorspace at the event which showcases technologies including processing and packaging machinery, materials, robots and automation, and industrial vision. Visitors will be able to challenge a computer-controlled goal-keeper called RoboKeeper.
Digitalising Manufacturing 2017 30 - 31 October, 2017

Location: Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry, UK
This event, now in its third year, has expanded to two days, with a conference called Driving Competitiveness and Productivity of UK Industry through Digitalisation. The programme will include seminars, workshops, panel discussions and exhibits. Juergen Maier, chief executive of Siemens UK, will be the keynote speaker.
SPS IPC Drives 28 - 30 November, 2017

Location: Nuremberg, Germany
The huge automation and motion engineering event returns to Nuremberg after a successful 2016 event which attracted more than 63,000 visitors and 1,600 exhibitors to its location in southern Germany. Almost a quarter of the visitors come from outside Germany.
Drives & Controls Show 2018 10 - 12 April, 2018

Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
In 2018, the Drives & Controls Show, along with Mach and other co-located events including Air-Tech and Plant & Asset Management, will be moving to halls in the “new” section of the NEC. 2018 will also mark the debut of the new Smart Machines & Factories event covering all aspects of the digital factory, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.