The European Circuits team headed to Farnborough for the Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Exhibition between the 21st and 23rd of March 2017. The exhibition is the biggest Electronics Exhibition in the UK, outdoing last year’s most successful turn out of over 8500 industry professionals.

Each year the event attracts many of the UK’s leading engineering firms, component distributors and EMS providers. The Southern Manufacturing and Electronics Exhibition is the perfect to network with us and other suppliers and outsourcing partners.

The show took place over three days in March and ran between 9:30am and 4:30pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday and from 9:30am and 3:30pm on the Thursday. At European Circuits, we know that you need to use your time appropriately to get the most out of the event so we even created our very own event guide on all the need to know information for when you arrive in Farnborough.



1. Where is it?
The exhibition takes place at the Farnborough International Venue and Events (FIVE) location in Farnborough. The 100,000 sqm site also hosts the famous Farnborough International Airshow.

2. How do we get there?
Arriving at the venue is relatively simple. From the M3 take the junction 4 and follow the signs for Farnborough. The show is signposted along the way, so there’s no need to worry about getting lost. If you’re arriving by other transport methods, click here, for more information.

3. Where do we park the car?
There is parking available onsite which is also free.

4. Do we register for the event?
There are a couple of options available to you. You can register online for the event which gains you free entry and a catalogue of the show on arrival. You also have the choice of signing up for any seminars you want to attend once registration is complete.

5. What is the plan for the day ahead?
European Circuits suggest you plan your day so you’re not running around all over the place. Having a structured plan in place of where you want to go and who want to see means you will get most out of the exhibition. There’s an abundance of coffee and tea areas and two large catering areas to take time out and plan your itinerary ahead of each day.

6. Learn something new every day
There’s tons of industry seminars taking place during the 3 day event, 28 in fact. Hosted my industry experts such as ourselves, there topics will cover several areas such as engineering and electronics.

7. How we keep up to date with European Circuits at the event?
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