A key focus for our combined July/August issue is a look ahead to two exciting industry events taking place in September – both at the NEC in Birmingham. The first, Sensors & Instrumentation, a new, dedicated exhibition, conference and seminar programme, will take place on 25th-26th.

The show combines the industry foundations cemented by previous shows Sensing Technology and Sensors and Systems, and will be co-located with Micro | Nano | Mems 2013, The Machine Building Show 2013, TCT Live and Mediplas. A full event preview can be found on page 31.

Also in September (10th-11th), will be the next installment of the ever popular Energy Event (preview – page 36). Dedicated to energy management, efficiency and procurement, the event will host over 6,500 energy professionals who come to source new products and services from over 150 leading exhibitors.

There will also be a comprehensive seminar programme with a wide range of confirmed high profile speakers including Dieter Helm from the University of Oxford, professor Robert Winston and Ed Davey MP.

Click here to view the digital issue for July/August 2013.

Joe Bush, Editor