Attend for free and discover cutting edge ceramics, meet new suppliers and learn about the latest techniques and technologies.

The UK’s leading advanced technology and innovation show returns to the NEC in 2024.

The Advanced Ceramics Show will take place at the NEC Birmingham, from 15th & 16th May 2024.

The event is a must attend for any materials engineer, R&D professional, scientist or product developer responsible for developing, manufacturing or integrating advanced ceramics technology.

The show will be co-located with The Advanced Materials Show a celebration of the importance of advanced materials innovation in Britain in the context of international trade and cooperation. Find out more.








Spread over two action-packed days, The Advanced Ceramics Show will offer an unrivalled insight into current and future ceramics, with experts from all sides of the industry in attendance. This free-to-attend exhibition and world-class conference is dedicated to the development and application of high-performance materials technology.

  • Over 300+ exhibitors and 4,000 attendees and 100+ speakers, including project managers, design engineers, buyers, materials scientists and senior executives.
  • Multi-track conference with tracks dedicated to Graphene, 2D Materials and Nanomaterials; Surface Engineering & Advanced Coatings; Composites & Polymers. 
  • Co-located with The Advanced Materials ShowBattery Cells and Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Show.
  • Modern materials innovation across industries including space/aerospace, automotive, energy, renewables, medical, electronics, construction and defence.
  • An advisory panel featuring leading names from organisations including 3M, Cerion, Imperial College, Graphene@Manchester, Innovate UK and Nanotechnology Industries Association.

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The event brings together leaders in R&D, engineering, science and innovation to share knowledge and learn how to improve advanced materials with particular focus on properties such as Lightweighting, Conductivity, Durability, Thermal Resilience and Strength.

Materials in focus include:

  • Graphene
  • Nanomaterials
  • Technical Ceramics
  • Advanced Composites
  • Advanced Coatings
  • Advanced Metals
  • Advanced Polymers

Applications in focus include:

  • Electronics
  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Energy
  • Motorsport
  • Construction