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MMG Publishing launches unprecedented one day event for design engineers and purchasing professionals

MMG Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of The Electronic Component Show. The show will take place on the 14th May 2020 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Supported by industry leading titles Electronics Sourcing and eBOM; ECS is set to be an important addition to the electronics industry calendar.

This premier event aims to bring design engineers & purchasing professionals together with component manufacturers & distributors for a one day, table top exhibition and dual seminar program. ECS is the perfect platform to network with customers and suppliers; meet new contacts and boost visibility in the industry.

The dual seminar program will run simultaneously, offering seminars for design engineers and component purchasers. Seminars will be informative, unique to ECS and discuss current topics, challenges facing the industry and what the future holds. The full seminar schedule will be released in due course.

Mark Leary, Managing Director of MMG Publishing, says “We have identified the need for a one day table top exhibition & seminar program specifically for the UK electronics design engineers and procurement professionals. The blue print for ECS is to provide visitors with a productive and beneficial day at the show discovering the latest components, technologies and innovations available to them. For Exhibitors, they will benefit from three adverts in Electronics Sourcing UK or 3 months exposure on eBOM.COM and then they receive the table top for free. Jack Pollard (formerly of CIE) will be heading up the sales and direction of ECS moving forwards”


To book a stand or find out more, please contact us on the following: –

01892 613400

Electronics Sourcing UK to publish First Top 30 Distribution Report in October 2019

The October edition of Electronics Sourcing UK will include a Top 30 United Kingdom Distribution Report. Electronics Sourcing UK sister title (Electronics Sourcing North America) has been publishing a Top 50 NA report for the last several years and as the report is extremely popular in the United States we have decided to publish the first UK distribution Report within Electronics Sourcing’s UK October edition.

Thomas Smart, MMG’s Special Projects Editor will be collating the report.

Mark Leary MMG’s founder and publisher commented “During my 26 years of publishing print publications in the UK electronics industry, I believe this could be the first printed distribution report published in the UK. For the North American edition of Electronics Sourcing, the Top 50 Report is so popular its by far the largest monthly edition we publish each year”

Sales enquiries and further information should be directed to Charlotte Morgan, Director of Sales: or 01892 613400.


March – MMG Launches “OffBoard Sourcing” magazine to readers in North America. Published in March & September it caters for all components not found on the PCB board that purchasing professionals have to buy or source.
February – Electronics Sourcing Deutschland increases publishing frequency from four times to six times per annum.
February – MMG Publishing appoints Charlotte Morgan as Director of Sales.


July – The A5 Sourcing Guide is launched with an impressive 100 page launch issue.
February – Electronics Sourcing Deutschland is published in German language and is a very respectable 52 pages!
February – Electronics Sourcing Deutschland registers with the Audit Bureau of Circulations for its independent audit registration.
January – The 2016 Annual edition of Electronics Sourcing UK & Ireland is published with a 100+ page edition!


December – MMG appoints Marcus Plantenberg as Sales manager for Germany, Austria & Switzerland regions.
November – MMG appoints Wolfgang Patelay as editor for Electronics sourcing Deutschland located in Munich.
October  – MMG announces the launch of Electronics Sourcing Deutschland to be launched in February 2016 in German language.
April – Final preparations taking place prior to ES LIVE UK on the 14th of May, 2015.
April – 10TH Anniversary Special Edition of Electronics Sourcing UK & Ireland Published – 156 page combined edition!
March – Electrical Sourcing is redesigned and looks amazing!
February – MMG Publishing is officially 10 years old on Valentine’s day!
January – Electronics Sourcing North America print circulation increases to 22,000!


November – Electronics Sourcing publishes an Electronica Special Edition.
September – Electrical Sourcing is published with Caroline Hayes as Editor.
May – Electronics Sourcing North America announces publishing frequency will increase to 10X per annum in 2015.
February – Electronics Sourcing North America obtains independent audit from ABC.
January – Electronics Sourcing UK & Ireland obtains most up to date circulation in the Industry. ABC Audit of 99.6% Requested within 12 months!


October – MMG holds its first US ES LIVE event in Boston, MA on 3rd October which is a great success.
May – ES LIVE UK held at the Stadium MK in Milton Keynes is a great success with a 52% increase in visitor numbers!
May – Electronics Sourcing North America increases print circulation to 21,000 copies per issue.
March – ES LIVE UK 2013 exhibition 100% sold out and increases exhibitors by 42%.


October – Details announced for ES LIVE events in 2013: ES LIVE UK will be held on the 16th May at The Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. ES LIVE Boston, will be held on the 3rd of October 2013 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown Boston.
July – ES LIVE Boston is being planned. Details to follow soon.
May – ES LIVE 2012 generates a fivefold increase in visitor numbers!
March – ES LIVE exhibition 100% sold out with a healthy reserve list ready and waiting.
February – MMG’s new global website is launched. This new site encompasses all of the individual sites within the group and at launch, provides visitors with over 4,000 articles to view.
January –  MMG announces that ES LIVE will be relocating to the Madejski stadium and royal Berkshire conference centre. ES LIVE will be held on Thursday 12th May 2012.


October – Electronics Assembly re-launched at productronica in Munich, and will be published quarterly in 2012.
May – ES LIVE a huge success and looking forward to a bigger and better event in 2012.
March – MMG Announces that Electronics Sourcing Deutschland will be published in German language starting May 2011.
January – BPA Audit – Electronics Sourcing North America has achieved its first ever BPA Worldwide audit.
January – Electronics Sourcing LIVE, MMG’s first event on the 12th of May 2011 is 100% sold out!


December – MMG Publishing Acquires site plus appoints Gina Roos as Editor of Electronics Sourcing North America.
September – Electronics Sourcing North America increases frequency to monthly editions as from January 2011.
September – MMG Events Limited announces the launch of ES LIVE UK, a one-day seminar, table top and networking dinner on the 12th of May 2011 in Newbury, Berkshire.
August – ESNA September edition publishes Official NEDA Conference Supplement.
July – Electronics Sourcing announces the launch of ES LIVE at Electronica in Munich. A Two day seminar for electronics purchasing professionals.
April – First edition of ESNA published to over 105,000 readers in North America.
February – Electronics Sourcing North America 16 page sample issue is published.


November – MMG Publishing US LLP satellite office opens in Bloomington, Minneapolis, USA
July – MMG Publishing announces that Electronics Sourcing North America will launch April 2010.
June – generates over 22,500 unique visitors within three weeks of launch.
April – MMG announces that will launch in June.


November – Electronics Sourcing Europe published with 126 page issue!
June – Pre-launch dummy issue of Electronics Sourcing Europe is produced
May – MMG announce that Electronics Sourcing Europe will launch in November
January – Electronics Sourcing’s January Annual edition “180 pages” in size


January – Electronics Sourcing’s January Annual edition “150 pages” in size!
2007 – MMG moves into its own freehold offices in Crowborough, East Sussex
2007 – MMG’s second publication is launched “Electronics Assembly”


May – Electronics Sourcing obtains its first ABC independent audit
April – MMG publish Nepcon show catalogue on behalf of Reed Exhibitions
January – Electronics Sourcing’s January Annual edition “100 Pages” in size!


September – MMG moves into new offices in Crowborough, East Sussex
April – Electronics Sourcing first issue published
February – MMG’s first day of trading – 14th of February Valentines Day!