The organisers of National Electronics Week have annouced that the show will return on 16th- 18th June 2009, promising that “it’s going to be bigger and better than ever”. The first National Electronics Week event was, in the words of the organisers, “a qualified success”, with the focus on quality of visitors rather highlighting the quantity. My personal opinion, however, is that the show ended up being focussed on manufacturing – hardly different from Nepcon. If the show is to become an unqualified success, the organisers must persuade many more component suppliers to exhibit, which will lead to far more engineers and purchasers attending.