Something for everyone at Manufacturing Technology Ireland 2009

Manufacturing Technology Ireland makes a welcome return to the National Show Centre, near to Dublin Airport, on October 14th & 15th 2009. The hugely popular event is Ireland’s largest manufacturing exhibition, and the premier showcase for Ireland’s considerable industrial and manufacturing expertise

At this year’s show, an expected 250 exhibitors will be promoting an extremely broad range of industrial products and services, including machinery, sub-contracting, factory equipment, consumables, mechanical, electrical and electronic components. With its experience of large-scale pharmabio and food & drink manufacture, Ireland also offers a unique concentration of automation, packaging and materials handling expertise, much of which will also be represented at the show. This diversity makes Manufacturing Technology Ireland an unrivalled marketplace for both buyers and sellers of industrial technologies and services.

Show director Phil Valentine says, "There really is something for everyone at Manufacturing Technology 2009. The diversity of skills and capabilities within Ireland’s comparatively small manufacturing economy is quite astonishing. We’ve tried very hard to reflect the unique blend of talents to be found here."
Ease of access makes the show popular with professionals who normally would not have the time to attend trade events. "We recognise that time is money, so everything is geared towards enabling visitors to make the most productive use of their time at the show." Technology Trails guide visitors straight to suppliers from specific sectors such as pharmabio or automotive, and the Manufacturing Technology Ireland website at features a searchable database of exhibitors, enabling visitors to pre-plan their schedule.

Also, this year for the first time, the show has its own presence on the business networking service LinkedIn, which will allow visitors and exhibitors to meet and interact before and after the event itself. The Manufacturing Technology Ireland 2009 group is open to all LinkedIn users. For more information, visit

Along with showcasing the best of Ireland’s manufacturing enterprise, MTI 2009 also offers visitors the chance to participate in a series of free, topical one-hour industrial seminars. Some of the highlights of this year’s programme include a session by Jason McChesney that examines how to increase profit and productivity during the recession through effective time management. Ray O’Neill, managing director of ESS Ltd, Limerick, discusses the topic of Lean Maintenance. Orla McNally, from Alma Consulting examines how to maximise the taxation benefit from your investment in innovation. Amongst the many other topics under review over the two-day show will include sessions on CE Marking, an introduction to patents and how to tender successfully for public sector contracts. A full listing of the seminar sessions is available on the show’s blog site at

Manufacturing Technology Ireland opens on October 14th from 9.00am until 5pm, and on October 15th from 9.00am until 4.30pm. Entry to the exhibition and the seminars is free. The National Show Centre is located on the main Dublin to Belfast road, a short distance from Dublin Airport, the M50 and M1 motorways and Swords. Dublin city centre is just 20-30 minutes away and Belfast about a 2 hours drive. Car parking at the National Show Centre is free to exhibitors and visitors. For more information, and to book your tickets and free seminar places, visit or call +44 (0)1784 880890.


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