showcasing excellence in engineering & manufacturing since 2008


For fifteen years our event has grown, attracting more and more businesses who want the chance to tap into new markets and expand their supply chain.

EMCONS profile has grown, as companies from beyond the area started to sit up and take notice and realise there was no better shop window to promote themselves to businesses that they might otherwise not get the chance to meet.

Taking on board feedback from past exhibitors, visitors and sponsors, Engineering & Manufacturing Network review the event every year looking at its identity and finding ways to improve its delivery. It has now become a prominent event in the manufacturing and engineering calendar, and continues to deliver success stories and collaboration year after year.

David Land (pictured) is Chairman of EMN. He said:
“It really is about looking to the future and building on what’s been achieved over the last 14 shows, and ensuring we have an event that not only enables companies from the North East to promote themselves, but also gives leading names within the industries an opportunity to meet potential suppliers who could make a real difference to the quality of products they make and their bottom line.”

EMCON will continue to be held at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe, with long term supporter Business Durham remaining as one of the event’s gold sponsor.

Brian Archer fomerly Managing Director of Business Durham, said: “EMCON is a real highlight for the region and really does help shine the national spotlight on our area and our world class capabilities within the engineering and manufacturing industries.”

Graeme Parkins, MD of Dyer Engineering

Graeme Parkins, Managing Director of Dyer Engineering, which was one of the founding companies of the event back in 2008 said: “Every year the event has grown, attracting more and more bigger companies not just from our region but nationally as well.

As an exhibitor ourselves, we also know first-hand how good it is, enabling exhibitors and delegates to forge links with potential customers and suppliers, and we’re looking forward to being part of the next decade of its growth.”

Stadler Rail, recently appointed as suppliers to Nexus have decided to return again as headline sponsor and exhibit as part of their plans to raise their profile in the region and expand their supply chain.

Elaine Greenwood, UK light rail representative for Stadler said: “We are very keen to get to know the local suppliers and were delighted to be given that opportunity through this event. It was also greatly appreciated to be able to showcase ourselves to the area.

“The event was very well organised and incredibly well attended with a very diverse sector base. We were able to meet potential suppliers and found it great for networking, thoroughly enjoying the day.”

The event returns on the 14th September 2023.




EMCON is delivered by







Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596







EMCON is delivered by






Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S7 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596