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The industrial and manufacturing fields are extending rapidly every day. To synchronize with this escalation, the technology, machines, automation, software applications etc. are becoming more advance and complex to implement them in the manufacturing process.

To overcome this complication and get broaden knowledge about latest technologies and implementations, lots of seminars and conferences has been arranged all around the world specially for the people in manufacturing industry. These conferences are not only working as a hub for leading professionals and innovators throughout the industries to exchange knowledge and build networks but also to introduce them with updated technologies, new inventions and its implementation with discussion, critics and analysis.

Here are the 19 significant conferences from all over the world that you can attend to learn and supplement your education in a rapidly changing manufacturing industry.

Location: Louisville, KY

The purpose of SMASIS conference by ASME (is to assemble world experts across engineering and scientific disciplines (mechanical, aerospace, electrical, materials, and civil engineering, biology, physics chemistry, etc.) to actively discuss the latest breakthroughs in smart materials, the cutting edge in adaptive structure applications and the recent advances in both new device technologies and basic engineering research exploration. It attracts approximately 300 attendees each year with over 250 technical presentations. Conference is divided into two categories, symposia that is broadly ranging from basic research to applied technological design and development of integration applications & systems to industries. The conference is typically held in September annually.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

MSEC is the foremost annual forum for the dissemination of the most recent developments in manufacturing research. The conference schedule includes keynotes, expert panels, student poster and presentation competitions, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, industry tours and awards ceremony. With 800 researchers & manufacturers from all around the world and 80 students from U. S institutes this conference shares the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, and materials processing. This takes place on every June sponsored by the Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) of ASME. Every three years the conferences are co-located with a conference sponsored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), which will be the International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing/ Materials &Processing (LEMP). The next conference will be in June 2020 but check the site for future dates.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Manufacturing Matters! 2020, is going to held on upcoming 26th & 27th of February with the theme, “Focus & Go”. This conference is focusing on the customer’s high demand challenge in today’s manufacturing world. This “Focus & Go” theme-based conference will be pointing on the mantras of key customers which is Better, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and “right now”. 94% attended from previous event indicated they will use information garnered from the conference to move their business forward. There will be an intensive one-day course designed to achieve HACCP knowledge & competency and Director’s reception which is a fantastic opportunity to network, preview sponsor exhibits & enjoy refreshments. At the previous event of MM! 2019 with the theme “Make it Happen” was to explore new ideas and best practices in manufacturing industries. It helped many companies to get more out of existing resources, automating processes, diversifying customer base, making the companies the employer of choice, or securing needed certifications and credentials. The event is typically held in February annually.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The world’s largest lean conference, AME Conference targeting top manufacturing executives, CEOs, COOs, presidents, operations executives, general managers, directors or VPs of operations, production managers, plant supervisors/engineers and line managers, lean and continuous improvement leaders as attendee. AME conference move around the country and internationally and are typically held in the Fall (October or November). They feature nearly a dozen keynotes, more than two dozen tours, nearly three dozen workshops, more than 40 exhibits, and more than 50 unique sessions are being organized along with opportunities for limitless networking.  Since 1985, the AME International Conference has set the standard for practitioner-to-practitioner sharing from every level — from beginners to experts — from manufacturing, government, health care and other industries.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Leadership-focused meeting, The American Manufacturing Summit is going to held on March 24th to 25th, 2020. This summit emphasis on improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy across the globe. This superlative annual platform exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations and supply chain leaders. With six keynote speakers, this year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around based on four key themes, manufacturing profitability, manufacturing innovation, talent & capabilities, plant floor optimization, to establish standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.

Location: Fort Worth, TX

AeroDef Manufacturing conference is an aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference and trade show for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME, in partnership with industry OEMs. The event takes place in March annually in different cities. This event is open to speakers and accepting applications to be a part of the only aerospace manufacturing and defense manufacturing conference of its kind. The AeroDef conference offers a unique opportunity to speak face-to-face with engineers, product designers, and managers looking for innovative solutions to their most difficult manufacturing challenges. Presentations offer a practical look at the issues encountered at multiple levels of the extended enterprise and represent a wide spectrum of manufacturing technologies. This annual event comes along with the key features like conferences, technology exhibitions, the deck at the SME zone, suppliers pavilions, Keynote presentations, networking receptions, panel discussions, virtual career fair, featured presentation, OEM- small business outreach, poste challenge display awards, and composites award s presentation etc.

Location: Anaheim, CA

RAPID + TCT is a conference where all of the latest 3d technologies and entire additive manufacturing community & experts gathers in one place. It is the only event which allows to stay up-to-date in the constantly changing world of additive manufacturing, with over 100 new products showcased at the event every year. The summit is welcoming speakers to take pat at the event which is going to held on April 20th to 23rd of 2020. The event will be offering opportunities to learn 3D technologies to reduce time to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and create complex geometries. Consulting and meeting with industry experts and 400+ 3D technology providers and networking with influential community in 3D manufacturing and see how they’re addressing challenges. Discovering the latest processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing at the conference, with over 110 presentations. The city and dates change annually so check the website for current event details.

Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

48th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC48) is going to take place on June 22th to 26th in 2020, which is a longest running conference. This annual event is taking place since 1973 which now attracts more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the globe.  NAMRC advances the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing leading to next-generation applications of emerging and innovative technology in material removal, forming and additive manufacturing processes and machines, and cyber-physical systems.  The conference schedule includes keynotes, expert panels, student poster and presentation competitions. Also it features peer-reviewed papers, special opportunities for networking and collaboration, and recognition of research implementation, service and achievements.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

CMTS is Canada’s national stage for manufacturing technologies, best practices and industry connections. For more than 40 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. In 2019, from September 30th to October 3rd, this summit is going to offer a diverse mix of live technology on display, with unrivaled keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions. CMTS includes several signature networking events where the industry comes together to connect, share and celebrate manufacturing. To experience more than 3,000,000 lbs of manufacturing equipment in action and connect with 700+ suppliers of technologies and solutions under one roof demonstrating live, working equipment, it is a perfect occasion. There will be 9,000+ manufacturing professionals who attend CMTS to source the latest in Machine Tools, Tooling, Metalworking, Forming, Fabricating, 3D Printing, Automation, and Design. CMTS 2020 will be equally as impressive. Check out the site for more information.

Location: Las Vegas, Illinois

North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, FABTECH is held annually around November. Locations move around a bit so check the site for more information. More than 48,000 attendees and over 1,700 exhibiting companies and influential buyers are expected to gather to see the latest and greatest in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. No other event offers a better face-to-face opportunity to showcase equipment and services to decision makers from around the world. The event also provides educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal industries. This events includes keynote presentations, The Smart Manufacturing Hub to feature advanced manufacturing technologies, leadership exchange, AWS professional welders competition, where the participants will go head-to-head as they complete and clean a single-pass fillet weld in just 5 minutes.

Location: Marco Island, Florida

The Manufacturing Leadership Summit is going to held on June 1st to , 2020, a leadership playbook for manufacturing 4.0, to be prepared for the future state of manufacturing where new rules of leadership will prevail. This annual summit’s goal is to gain applicable insights into successful employee engagement for a new generation. There will be engagement of 25+ speakers from diverse industries and business discipline. Numerous opportunities to engage in direct conversations and interactive sessions, building up networks with 300+ forward thinking manufacturing executives, spending time with the best of the best at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala. This is a platform to embrace the future of manufacturing 4.0 by opening up towards the collaboration with high end executives in fields of IT, Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Operations, Production & Design, R&D, Innovation and operational excellence.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manufacturing & Technology, (M&T)an industry week event ,which is the only event that educates manufacturing and engineering professionals on key trends of today’s manufacturing industries. The upcoming M&T 2020, from June 23rd to June 25th, it is going to feature Smart Manufacturing/IIOT, Factory Automation, Closing the skill gaps, Operational excellence, Design & Additive Manufacturing. The registration is still open and expecting more than 1600 attendees which includes high end executives in IT, Engineering, Design, Operations and manufacturing. As M&T 2019 was the new game changer which brought together 1600+ manufacturing decision makers, from design to delivery, 100+ exhibitors, arranged 36+ Sessions, 6+ workshops and 8+ plant tours, in the upcoming M&T 2020 it is expecting to be the same. The show moves around the country so check the site for current cities and dates.

Location: Miami, Florida

FA&M conference and expo is going to held on April 26-29, 2020, which will be bringing food processors and suppliers face to face with future of food manufacturing. This conference is a 2 ½ day event to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety. FA&M provides a unique forum of world-class speakers presenting essential solutions and educational sessions on a variety of topics for food and beverage manufacturers. This gives attendees a vital opportunity to re-energize their careers in a casual, highly productive networking event.

Location: Saratoga Spring, New York

ASMC is the most significant global technical conference for discussing solutions that improve the collective manufacturing expertise of the semiconductor industry which is going to take place in Saratoga Spring, New York from May 4 to May 7, 2020. Semiconductor manufacturing is a combined effort by device makers, equipment and materials suppliers, and academics who will be presenting solving the challenges in the summit. It will be providing an unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to network and learn the latest in the practical application of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies. Technical presentations at ASMC highlight industry innovations with specific results and are published by IEEE. Attendees from Academia, high end executives from Technology, IC & equipment manufacturers, Fab, operation & product managers, suppliers and technical experts are being expected to gather for interactions and networking.

Location: New York, New York

ICIIE 2020, International Conference on Industrial and Information Engineering aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Industrial and Information Engineering. From January 30th to 31st, this summit is going to act as a platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Industrial and Information Engineering. It is a great stage for authors to showcase their research through abstracts, papers and e-posters. It is also welcoming quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Industrial and Information Engineering for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

Location: Anaheim, California

MD&M West is the most comprehensive medical manufacturing conference in the U.S., taking place in on February 11th to 13th at Southern California. This year’s conference features more than 85 hours of education with unlimited track hoping to choose any session across all four tracks. It is offering education on robotics, artificial intelligence, trends in next generation design, new materials and regulatory and quality changes. Expert-Led session giving opportunities to learn from the brightest minds at top companies including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, BD, Mayo Clinic, Philips, Galen Robotics, and many more. Conference attendees will have access to the password-protected presentation materials used for the expert-led conference sessions and making connections with serious professionals at networking lunches and a welcome reception for conference pass holders only. MD&M West is proud to partner with the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, 3D Printing Innovation Summit, and the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Summit.