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Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley plan launches

28 June 2019

It hopes to repeat the success of the Great North Engineering Experience.

Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley plan launches

ICE has joined forces with other professional engineering institutions and groups in Tees Valley to launch Engineering Together.

The new initiative plans to hold a ‘pilot’ of a Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley in 2020, the North East of England region's version of the successful Great North Engineering Experience.

The Great Exhibition aims to celebrate all that’s new, excellent and engaging in engineering in and around the Tees Valley.

It’s hoped that it will follow in the footsteps of the Great North Engineering Experience, which attracted 34,000 visitors, and the Bring It On event for schools, which first ran at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in 2017.

Engineering Together

Engineering Together was launched at Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough, at an event hosted by The Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). RSA held a Great Exhibition in 1851.

It brings together the following organisations:

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Engineering UK
  • The Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation
  • The Cleveland Institution of Engineers
  • The Cleveland Scientific Institution
  • The Institute of Measurement and Control
  • The Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • The Institution of Engineering Technology
  • The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Paula McMahon, Chair of the Teesside branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers, said: "Engineering has been the lifeblood of Teesside and the North East for generations. The ICE is committed to recognising both its legacy and the opportunity it presents.

“That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative and hugely exciting exhibition, which seek to raise the profile of engineering and the Tees Valley, positively and constructively.”

  • Joanne Stephenson, communications lead at ICE