Manufacturing show extends opening hours by popular request

The most popular regional industrial event in the UK makes an eagerly-awaited return to the Emerald Isle next week as the doors open on an expanded Manufacturing Technology Ireland show. The unprecedented popularity of last year’s event has prompted the organisers, European Trade & Exhibition Services (ETES), to extend both the hall and the show’s opening hours.

On the first day of Manufacturing Technology Ireland (Wednesday 7th November) opening times at the National Show Centre (NSC), Dublin will be extended until 6.00 pm.  On Thursday the show will close at 4.30 pm, as usual. As with all ETES Regional Industrial Exhibitions, tickets to the show and the extensive seminar programmes are free.   

Last year’s inaugural MTI show was the largest manufacturing exhibition and conference ever staged in Ireland, completely filling the NSC, next to DublinAirport. For this year’s event, the organisers have expanded the exhibition area with the addition of a purpose-built temporary building flown in from the Netherlands especially for the event. This will be fully integrated with the existing hall to make a single, complete venue able to accommodate the 300 plus exhibitors expected.

The extra space has enabled ETES to create focus areas, designed to be of special interest to Ireland’s thriving Pharma-bio, Medical, and Food & Drink industries, which together accounted for over 35% of last year’s visitors to the show. The new Processing, Packaging and Logistics (PPL) pavilion will showcase materials handling systems, stainless steel products, control technology, packaging and labelling solutions.

The ability to tailor events to the specific needs of local industry is one of the most powerful aspects of ETES’s regional industrial exhibitions. This geographic focus on specific business areas will be seen again at the next and biggest event in the ETES calendar, the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show (February 6th-7th 2008, FarnboroughInternationalAirport). A new event running alongside the Southern Manufacturing show – Auto Aero 08  – will focus exclusively on the needs of specialist aerospace and automotive engineering enterprises, many of which are located in the South and along the M4 corridor.   

Details of all ETES regional industrial exhibitions, including online registration and reservation places on any of the free industrial seminars, can be found at


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