Cheers to that! EMEX 2022: Key industry event just six months away

Long-overdue is an understatement, but the attention now turns towards the anticipation of a great event, as the EMEX 2022 industry trade show nears.

In just six months’ time – May 31 to June 2 – and with a staggering 200-plus exhibitors already booked, you can almost hear the shuffle of the foot traffic to get through the doors. An expected 4,500 visitors will be eager to walk the show during the show’s three days held at the Auckland Showgrounds.

“This looks like it’s going to be the biggest EMEX ever,” says Aad van der Poel, XPO Exhibitions sales and event manager.

EMEX 2022 will bring together the technological advancements over the past four years, including applications of the Internet of Things and an exceptional line-up of speakers, show features, new products and new suppliers.

“New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing industries have been remarkably resilient during the last 20 months. If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught us though, it’s the necessity to accelerate the uptake of digital technologies within industry,” says van der Poel. “I’m very excited about new technology being introduced in the engineering and manufacturing industry and EMEX 2022 highlighting and demonstrating the full spectrum of these technologies.”

Exhibitors at the show include those in additive manufacturing; (CNC) machine technology; control and instrumentation; health and safety; industrial automation; industrial engineering and maintenance; Industry 4.0 and IoT Applications; robotics; tooling; and welding, forming and cutting, and more.

“Over the years EMEX has worked hard to deliver the best line-up of speakers, presenting on up-to-the-minute topics, and 2022 will be no exception.”

The first day starts off with the hot topic of 3D printing, and EMEX presenters will bring a range of information on leading edge additives and metal componentry, while day two features a stellar line-up of speakers and topics powered by Callaghan Innovation. Attendees will be brought up to speed on critical new ways of doing business with ‘What is Industry 4.0?’ highlighting advanced, connected technologies necessary for business in the future.

“The final day, day three, is all about innovation and how New Zealand companies succeed by doing things differently,” says van der Poel.

With over 40 years’ hosting EMEX, the team at XPO Exhibitions say they are looking forward to reuniting the thousands of people in the engineering, manufacturing technology and electronics sectors.

“Many professionals in the industry won’t have seen each other for three to four years and the chance to catch-up with colleagues and technology makes this the perfect opportunity.”

Engineering News has partnered again with EMEX, and you can expect to read more about the up-and-coming show over the coming months with the first of a four-issue lead up to the show starting in the February 2022 issue of the industry’s magazine.

For those looking to exhibit, limited space is available by contacting Aad van der Poel on or 021 314 199. Registrations are open for visitors at