The Voice of SME's in Engineering


22 - 25 November 2017

Now in its 31
st year, Metalex is now Southeast Asia’s largest international machine tools and metalworking technology trade exhibition and conference which spans 64,000 sq ft of exhibition space at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).  In 2016 it attracted 90,516 visitors. This year it is looking to host over 3,300 brands and 11 country pavilions, and numerous conferences and seminars. For further information please see:

The EIA has reserved space in the state of the art new exhibition hall (hall 99), in the same location as last year and will build a Great Britain Pavilion themed Pavilion.

We have negotiated with Reed Tradex, the Organisers, a special space rate for UK exhibitors on the UK Pavilion of US$660 (£533) per square metre which will include space, construction, lighting, furniture and UK signage. plus £250 Registration Fee + 7 % tax. This price will include the e-Marketing Promotional Package

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have confirmed that there will be grant funding of £2,500 for eligible exhibitors at the show this year.

Therefore the cost of a 9 square metre stand will cost US$5,940 (£4,797) less £2,500 = £2297 plus US$250 Registration Fee + 7% tax.

(Prices converted at US$1.24 - £1)

The EIA management fee will be £450 + VAT for members and £550 + VAT for non members of the EIA.

DIT can assist the more experienced exporter through their EXPORTING IS GREAT CAMPAIGN with guidance on selling online overseas, routes to market, export opportunities, finance for export, shipping and logistics, and customs and licenses see:

The EIA are currently working with Lloyds Bank and will be able to offer UK companies the opportunity to access contact information of local potential buyers of your products. Searches are made through HS numbers, keywords or searched products. Companies can then invite these contacts to their stands at the exhibition.

We hope that this proposal will be of interest to you.

If you would like further information, please contact Karen Finegold on e-mail: or direct dial: 07815867390.

For futher details on the whole EIA programme of events see: