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SUBCON - the UK’s largest subcontract manufacturing supply chain show for nearly a decade

Subcon has upheld the title of the UK’s largest subcontract manufacturing supply chain show for nearly a decade. Visitors that attend Subcon are actively looking to refine their supply chain with new subcontracting manufacturing capabilities. Year on year, the show attracts procurement teams from both OEMs and tiered suppliers across all industry sectors. The SUBCON 2024 show will bring together 5500+ visitors and over 200 suppliers. Now in its 50th year, SUBCON 2024 is firmly established as the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industry sectors, looking to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure the right partners to help them remain competitive in a global market.

The best of British manufacturing will be on display alongside a wealth of market leading international suppliers all looking to help UK manufacturers optimize their supply chain strategy in 2024 and beyond. Undoubtedly, the event will play a major role for manufacturers and distributors of the Indian engineering sector, opening doors to major growth opportunities in this industry. It is an apt time for India to response to the demand of the engineering industry and enhance its share in the UK market through participation in the SUBCON 2024

Show Summary of SUBCON 2023



Trade Visitors:


Economic scenario of United Kingdom

The economy of the United Kingdom is a highly developed social market economy. It is the sixth-largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), ninth-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP), and twenty-first by nominal GDP per capita, constituting 3.1% of nominal world GDP. The United Kingdom constitutes 2.3% of world GDP by purchasing power parity (PPP). In 2023, the UK faced economic challenges, marked by high inflation and poor performance Further challenges for UK businesses include trade barriers with the EU and ongoing worker shortages

Bilateral Trade between India and UK

India-UK historical ties, over the years have transformed into a robust, multi-faceted, mutually beneficial relationship. It has consistently been among India's top 10 global export partners and among top 20 global import partners. While, India ranks as 16th import destination for United Kingdom during 2022. Between 2018-19 and 2022-23, India’s exports to UK increased from USD 9.3 billion to USD 11.4 billion and India’s imports from UK increased from US$ 7.5 billion in 2018-19 to US$ 9 billion in 2022-23. During this period, India became a net exporter to UK and the trade balance remained positive consistently.

The product profile of UK’s SUBCON dedicated to subcontract manufacturing supply chains, under the engineering industry. In 2022-23, India’s global exports of engineering goods stood at USD 107.04 billion as against US$ 112.16 billion witnessed in 2021-22 registering a negative growth 4.57% over the same period last year. UK being the 7th largest export destination for India’s engineering sector. India holds the place among UK’s top 20 suppliers for engineering sector with a share increasing from 0.9% in 2018 to 1.4% in 2022 out of UK’s overall engineering import.

Opportunity for Engineering sector in UK

Against the backdrop of weakening global demand, there is ample scope for India’s engineering industry to explore these markets and enhance opportunities for trade and investment. Engineering products like Electrical Machinery and Equipment, Industrial Machinery and parts, Iron and steel and its products, Auto components and parts, Medical and Surgical instruments, etc. are the major product groups in the global import basket of UK.

Therefore, Indian engineering producers and traders have ample scope to explore the UK market as India exports products of all these segments in a good quantity. Moreover, India and the UK launched the talks for a free-trade agreement (FTA) during last fiscal 2022-23 and negotiations are ongoing at full speed with the aim to conclude early in this fiscal. Meanwhile, negotiations for FTA are also likely to continue and the member countries are keen on concluding it in the current year. In this background, it is an apt time for India to response to the demand of the engineering industry and enhance its share in the UK market through participation in the SUBCON 2024.

Product Profile

Assembly Work:

  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Electro Mechanical Assembly
  • Complete Manufacturing Services
  • Medium/ High Volume Production
  • Metal Forming

  • Fabrications, CNC Machining
  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Bending
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • Joining and Welding
  • Turning
  • Spinning
  • Gear Manufacturing
  • Tube Services
  • Casting and Forging
  • Surface Engineering

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Anodising
  • Heat Treatment
  • Polishing
  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Finishing
  • Cutting Services

  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Plasma Profile Cutting
  • Sawing
  • Press Work
  • Stamping and Punching
  • Boring
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Etching and Marking
  • Cutting Fluids
  • Plastic Moulding

  • Plastic Injection Moulding
  • Rotational Moulding
  • Thermoforming
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Plastic Components
  • Blow Moulding
  • Compression Moulding
  • Electricals & Electronics Manufacturing Services

  • Electronic Contract Manufacturing
  • Electrical Components
  • Electronic Assembly
  • Connectors and Cables
  • Wire harnessing
  • Electrical Testing
  • Venue

    Hall 3A, NEC, North avenue, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Date & Time

    5 June 2024 - 10.00 - 17.00

    6 June 2024 - 10.00 - 17.00

    Participation Charges

    One side open (built-up booth): INR 35,000 per sqm.

    10% extra for two sides open booth (subject to availability)

    Booth size: 9 sqm.


    1. The above rate is subject to receiving of Government sanction for the event for organizing an India Pavilion.
    2. EEPC India reserves the right to reject an application for participation without assigning any reason.
    3. In case of not receiving a minimum number of participants, EEPC India may decide not to participate in the show.
    4. No subletting or sharing of space/ booth is permitted.
    • No applicant can avail subsidised rate if in same event, the applicant (exhibitor) has already participated three times.  
    • No applicant can avail subsidised rate if the applicant (exhibitor) has already participated in three MAI aided events in the current financial year. 

    Re-imbursement of Airfare

    Up to Rs. 90,000 may be reimbursed to eligible participants in terms of the MAI guidelines. However, this shall be subject to receiving of specific Govt. approval for such assistance for events of 2024-25. The T&C must be abided by for eligibility towards such re-imbursement. For detailed guidelines please click the following link:

    Guidelines for Re-imbursement of Airfare
    Note: EEPC INDIA can only recommend for issuance of VISA to the extent that the concerned person is a participant at the subject exhibition and that the person in question has been certified by the participating organisation to be their representative. The Foreign Embassy/ Consulate where the applicant submits the VISA application is expected to follow their usual procedural checks before granting the VISA in question and EEPC INDIA shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for non-issuance of VISA by the concerned authorities. This would mean that the prospective participant will be fully liable for the total charges payable to EEPC INDIA even if they do not obtain the VISA for any reason whatsoever.

    For further information, please contact,

    Mr. V C Ravish

    Email - vravish@eepcindia.net

    Phone - 9885427707

    Re-imbursement of Freight

    MSME participants may also be reimbursed 50% of the freight charges for carrying exhibits to this exhibition, subject, however, to a limit of Rs. 50,000 (Rs. Fifty Thousand only). The eligibility criteria would be similar to those applicable for airfare re-imbursement. However, this shall be subject to receiving of specific Govt. approval for such assistance for events of 2024-25.

    Mode of payment

    Please pay online through the following Payment Gateway :

    HDFC / PayU

    - Or -

    Pay through RTGS/NEFT in INR as per the following details :

    Name of the Bank : HDFC BANK LTD
    Branch : Central Plaza
    Address of Bank : 2/6, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700 020
    Account Number : 00142090000452
    Account Name : EEPC INDIA
    NEFT Code : HDFC0000014
    UPI ID : eeplindiaacpromotion.76041638@hdfcbank

    Demand draft favoring “EEPC INDIA” along with the duly filled-up Application Form

    Note : The amount of Rs. 35,000 per Sqm. would be treated as deposit against participation charges till receipt of Government decision in this regard. On getting Government approval for EEPC India’s proposal, the said sum will be adjusted against participation charges. In the unlikely event of not receiving Government sanction, additional amount shall be required to be paid by the participants.

    Booth Display

    Participation charges for a 9 sqm. booth includes the following services:

    One Low round Table

    Two Chairs

    One 3-pin UK plug socket (of 500 watts)

    Three spot lights


    Fascia Name

    Interested members are requested to fill in the online Application Form latest by 29 April 2024 at the following link:

    Click here to register

    Selection criteria

    Since limited space is available, selection of participation will be done strictly on first-come, first-served basis.

    Benefit to the member-exporters

    EEPC India is proposing to organise this event under the MAI Scheme of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The rates mentioned above are subsidized in comparison with the normal rates offered by the Fair Authorities and is in anticipation of receiving the government approval. In case the same is not received, additional payment shall be required to be made by the participants to confirm booking.

    Cancellation of participation

    Please note that no request for cancellation and/ or refund including of advances, if any and/ or adjustment thereof shall be accepted for any reason whatsoever. Once the application form and/ or advance/ part payments are accepted by EEPC India the participant remains liable to pay in entirety the amounts due from them on account of the event. In case members are not able to travel due to travel restrictions/advisory by Government of India or U.K. then the amount paid will be adjusted toward the participation in the next edition.

    Force Majeure

    If a Force Majeure Event like war, act of God, natural calamities, governmental directives, civil commotion, epidemic, pandemic, etc. or alike events occurs inasmuch as that the fair authorities/ organizers consider that it is illegal, impossible, inadvisable or impracticable for the physical, onsite and in-person (i.e. ‘live’) elements of the Event to be staged, then in such situation and/ or circumstances the decision of the fair authorities shall be final and binding upon EEPC India and all its co-exhibitors/ participants. In such situation and/ or circumstances, if the fair authorities, organizers or the vendors appointed for providing diverse services related to the Event in question does not refund the monies paid by EEPC India and/ or does not otherwise absolve EEPC India from its contractual obligations then in such case the Co-exhibitors / participants remain liable to pay to EEPC India the contracted participation charge in full and shall not receive any refund from EEPC India of the amounts paid by the co-exhibitors/ participants.  Further, if the fair authorities, organizers or the vendors, so appointed for the Event binds or rolls over EEPC India's participation in the future editions of the same Event in question, then automatically the participation of the co-exhibitor/ participant shall also be carried forward to such future editions of the Event and the amounts paid by them shall be given a credit for the successive edition. However, if there is any increment in the participation fees fixed by the fair authorities, organizers or in any other charges, budgets, etc. then such increased amount has to be paid by the co-exhibitor/ participant without any demur based on the space and booth booked by the co-exhibitor/ participant. In any event, a co-exhibitor/ participant cannot decrease the space or the booth size booked by them for the originally scheduled Event. 

    Note : Regarding goods taken out of India for exhibition or on consignment basis for export promotion, participants may refer to Circular No. 108/27/2019-GST dated 18.07.2019 of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) which is the statute in the matter.

    Contact details of the EEPC INDIA Offices

    Registered & Head Office

    Mr. Suranjan Gupta, Executive Director

    ‘Vanijya Bhawan’, 1st Floor
    International Trade Facilitation Centre
    1/1, Wood Street, Kolkata 700016
    Phone: (+91 33) 22890651/52
    Fax: (+91 33) 22890654
    E-mail: ed@eepcindia.net, eepcho@eepcindia.net

    H.O. (Cell)

    Mr. Adhip Mitra, Addl. Executive Director & Secretary

    ‘Vandhna’, 4th Floor
    11, Tolstoy Marg
    New Delhi 110001
    Phone: (+91 11) 23353353, 23711124/25
    Fax: (+91 11) 23310920
    E-mail: eepcto@eepcindia.net

    Ms. Anima Pandey

    Regional Director (ER) and Director (Membership)

    Vanijya Bhawan (2nd Floor)
    International Trade Facilitation Centre
    1/1, Wood Street
    Kolkata – 700 016
    Phone: (+91 33) 22890673/74
    Fax: (+91 33) 22890687
    E-mail: eepcrokol@eepcindia.net

    Mr. Rakesh Suraj

    Regional Director (NR)

    Flat No.10 P, Q, N, 10th Floor
    DCM Building, 16 Barakhamba Road
    New Delhi - 110 001
    Phone: (+91 11) 23314171/74
    Fax: (+91 11) 23317795
    E-mail: eepcrodel@eepcindia.net

    Mr. C. H. Nadiger

    Regional Director (SR)

    Greams Dugar (3rd Floor)
    149, Greams Road
    Chennai – 600 006
    Phone : (+91 44) 28295501, 28295502
    Fax : (+91 44) 28290495
    E-mail : eepcrochen@eepcindia.net

    Dr. Rajat Srivastava

    Regional Director (WR) and Director (Marketing & Sales)

    B-202 & 220, Aurus Chambers
    Annex "B" (2nd Floor)
    Behind Mahindra Tower S.S. Amrutwar Marg, Worli, Mumbai – 400 013
    Phone : (+91 22) 42125555
    Fax : (+91 22) 42125556
    E-mail : eepcromum@eepcindia.net

    Mr. Sudhakaran C.K. Nair

    Sr. Deputy Director

    TF- 313/A (3rd Floor), ATMA House
    Ashram Road
    Ahmedabad – 380 009
    Phone : (+91 79) 26588720
    E-mail : eepcsroahd@eepcindia.net

    Mr. J. V. Raja Gopal Rao

    Joint Director

    Embassy Square, 103, First Floor
    No.148, Infantry Road
    Bengaluru – 560 001
    Phone: (+91 80) 22261396 / 22268669
    Fax: (+91 80) 22266914
    E-mail: eepcsroblr@eepcindia.net

    Mr. V. C. Ravish

    Sr.Assistant Director

    Soham Mansion (1st Floor)
    No. 5-4-187/3 & 4/4, M. G. Road
    Secunderabad – 500 003
    Phone : (+91 40) 27536704
    Telefax : (+91 40) 27536705
    E-mail : eepcsrohyd@eepcindia.net

    Mr. Gaurav Gupta

    Assistant Director

    Plot Comm. 1
    Focal Point
    Jalandhar – 144 012
    Phone : (+91 181) 2602264
    Fax : (+91 181) 2601124
    E-mail : eepcsrojld@eepcindia.net