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Emex Xpo 282

Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest manufacturing centre employing around 22,750 people and contributes approximately $2.2billion to Christchurch’s GDP.

Combine this with the wider South Island economy and SouthMACH has the opportunity to deliver your business a targeted and qualified audience like no other marketing platform.

SouthMACH 2017 is the South Island’s largest Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology trade show.  This is your chance to get face to face with 2,000+ industry professionals and decision makers!

Who visits?

Engineers - Mechanical, Design, Consultant, Electrical. Machinists, Communications Technicians/Managers, Supervisors, Technical Operators, Ops Managers

New management

The new kiwi owners of SouthMACH, XPO also organise NZ’s largest national manufacturing industry exhibitions including EMEX, The National Safety Show, Materials Handling and Logistics Show, Foodtech Packtech, buildnz|designex and more. This event has a very bright future for growth

This is a marketing opportunity you can't afford to miss.

  • Build brand recognition
  • Generate sales
  • Research the market
  • Generate media interest
  • Promote good will
  • Cement existing relationships
  • Launch new products
  • Collect high quality leads
  • Educate customers
  • Showcasing full ranges
  • Network with your industry


85% of exhibitors were satisfied to very satisfied with their ability to increase their company profile at SouthMACH.

68% of exhibitors were satisfied to very satisfied with the quality of visitors.

95% rated the event organisation as "good" to "excellent"

Visitor buying interests from 2015:

Product interests


% of attendees

Engineering Machinery   431  23.1%
CNC   396  21.2%
Metal Working Machinery  380  20.4%
CADCAM  326  17.5%
Automation Equipment  313  16.8%
Robotics  293  15.7%
Engineering Supplies  277  14.9%
Tools - Hand/Power  248  13.3%
Materials Technology  247  13.2%
Cutting Equipment   246  13.2%
Tooling  241  12.9%
Fabrication Machinery   232  12.4%
Measurement & Control  230  12.3%
Machine Technology Software  215  11.5%
Control Devices  212  11.4%
Computer Systems   211  11.3%
Weighing  207  11.1%
Materials Handling & Conveying  204  10.9%
Electrical Equipment   197  10.6%
Motors & Motor Control  197  10.6%


Download the Audited visitor report for more details

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