The Voice of SME's in Engineering


22 – 25 November 2017 
Bangkok, Thailand

Now in its 31st 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 themed Great Britain Pavilion.

The EIA have negotiated a special space rate for UK exhibitors on the Pavilion of US$660 (£533) per square metres which will include space, construction, lighting, furniture and UK signage. A space measuring 9 square metres will cost US$5,940 (£4,797) plus US$250 Registration Fee + 7% tax. This price will include the e-Marketing Promotional Package. Other stand sizes are available.

The Department for International Trade have approved funding for the show under the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) and eligible UK SME companies will receive a £2,500 grant for exhibiting at the show on the UK Pavilion.

Therefore a 9 square metre stand will now cost £2,297 plus the Registration Fee and 7% tax (at the original amount). (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:

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

If you require any further information, please contact or direct dial: 07815867390.