WITH just a week to go until this year’s EMCON engineering and manufacturing expo, dozens of businesses have already booked to exhibit.
Following the success of last year’s event, which was the last under the previous Durham Oktoberfest moniker before organisers embarked on a major rebrand, companies large and small have snapped up stands, enabling them to market themselves to potential new customers.
And to reflect the growth of the event and organisers’ intentions to catapult the event to an international audience, EMCON has signed up global rail manufacturer Stadler Rail’s UK division as its inaugural headline sponsor.
The event has also been boosted by new gold sponsor RM Manufacturing, part of the Royal Mail Properties and Facilities Solutions Limited, and Jackson Hogg, who are EMCON’s delivery partner.
That, alongside long-term supporter Business Durham which maintains its gold-level sponsorship, puts the event in a strong position to grow and attract an even bigger audience of regional and national firms.
David Land, chairman of CDEMN, which organises EMCON, said: “Securing Stadler as our headline sponsor, and Jackson Hogg as our delivery partner, is a real coup and demonstrates just how much the event has grown since launching in 2008.