Subcon will return in 2024 for its 47th year at the NEC, Birmingham. This is the UK's largest subcontract manufacturing supply chain show and brings together the full manufacturing ecosystem to source, benchmark and learn.
Visitors can explore hundreds of UK and international suppliers and thousands of the latest products and innovations. Alongside the exhibition, there will be a free-to-attend conference providing topical content on the challenges, pain points and opportunities for the manufacturing industry.

With the industry facing a multitude of challenges from soaring costs to supply chain shortages, there’s never been a more critical time for suppliers and visitors to meet. With nearly half a century’s experience Subcon provides the perfect platform to facilitate this.



Who Exhibits?

Subcon brings together over 200 leading UK and international suppliers. The exhibition covers everything from assembly work, CNC machining, metal fabrication, electronics, component parts, and more.


In addition to the exhibition, the leading industry journals, The Engineer, Manufacturing Management and Machinery magazine curate an informative conference programme for Subcon.

Visitors are invited to take-away practical skills and learnings from case-study-led presentations and panel discussions.


Networking is at the heart of live events. At Subcon, there are ample opportunities for visitors to catch up with friends and colleagues in a lively and friendly setting!
VIP attendees can also access an exclusive lounge, enjoy a complimentary lunch, organise one-to-one meetings with prospective suppliers and catch up on emails in a comfortable setting. 

Once again the Subcon show impressed with a good mix of exhibitors and visitors. I was able to network with suppliers and customers alike and source potential new business.

Darren Pearson, Director, Gee Graphite Ltd

Subcon provided an excellent day out meeting potential new suppliers and seeing new innovations. After all not everything can be done online or via Zoom.

Matt Nichols, Business Systems Manager, Wentworth Wooden Puzzles

Superb show, good companies, good interaction with the companies. Can't ask for more

Sally Barlow, Director, Barlow's Farming Ltd

There was a myriad of businesses (Local, National and International) to talk with, and it was gratifying to engage with a number of companies who may be a suitable fit and, with whom, we will continue to liaise and hopefully make part of our supply chain. Conference sessions were also available at the show on specific topics which gave another dimension to the day (and a chance to sit down (socially distanced of course) and save a bit of shoe leather). A well organized event and a great location.

Teresa Sykes, Head of Procurement, Simworx Ltd

An excellent exhibition with current relevance to industry.

Greg Hodge, BDM, Premier Group Manufacturing (Coventry) Ltd