Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests.
When working in an industry like manufacturing, obtaining more knowledge is paramount. Learning is ongoing; no matter how successful you are, there is always more learning to go.
As this article states:
If you want to be successful, you must always be open to learning more, expanding your knowledge, and thinking in different perspectives.
One way to expand your knowledge is to attend manufacturing conferences in 2019. This will help you continuously learn and supplement your education in a rapidly changing field. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with innovators and leading professionals throughout the industry.
Manufacturing is a field with tons of conferences, summits, and expos occurring year-round, in all parts of the world. Using this list, you will be able to find a manufacturing conference in 2019 that satisfies your interests, will help you grow at your job, and improve your business.
Manufacturing Conferences in 2019
Date: February 5 – February 7, 2019
Location: Anaheim, California
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. In addition to more than 1,500 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more, MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America.
MD&M West is a must-attend event for any medtech professional, and there’s no other medtech event in North America as large or as comprehensive. Don’t miss this showcase for practical applications of manufacturing technologies from the world’s most innovative companies!
Date: February 21, 2019
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Manufacturing Matters! is a HACCP Certification One-Day Seminar. At this point, other pre-conference events are TBD, but here are some testimonials from last year’s participants:
- “Great prospects for us and great conversations with attendees”
- “We will be back next year, in 2019, in 2020! As long as you keep doing this, we will be there.”
- “The Attendee list is very strong”
- “This is a GREAT event, with rich content”
- “The traffic was strong at our booth”
- “The quality of the people exceeded my expectations”
Date: March 4 – March 5, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Do you have technical proficiencies and leadership responsibilities within your organization? Are you actively involved in process improvement, organizational change, and development dynamics related to a successful lean and Six Sigma culture? This conference is for you!
ASQ’s Lean and Six Sigma Conference offers a variety of session formats and focus areas that allow you to customize your learning experience. Choose from a wide array of session topics that focus on one of focus areas outlined in the conference program.
The focus areas are:
- The “How” of Lean and Six Sigma: Methods for Implementing Projects and Initiatives
- The Application of Lean and Six Sigma in Nonmanufacturing Environments
- Advanced Content Masters Series
- The Human Side of Lean and Six Sigma
- Lean and Six Sigma Fundamentals
Explore these topics in a concurrent session or go more in-depth by participating in available workshop sessions. The wide range of choices allows you to engage in the conference in a way that best suits your interests and preferences.
Date: March 17 – March 19, 2019
Location: Berlin, Germany
From plant manager and technical strategists, to SCM Leads & Operations executives, engineering managers to productions heads of, whatever hat you wear or wherever you stand on the spectrum of crucial manufacturing change, The Global ManuChem Strategies conference has something of interest for you.
Join over 150 of the most influential production-, SCM-, & operations executives from the chemical industry in Berlin and become a part of a loyal community!
Here is a testimonial from a participant at the Global Manuchem Strategies conference.
Date: March 26 – March 27, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The American Manufacturing Summit is a leadership focused meeting designed around improving plant floor operations and manufacturing strategy across the globe.
The Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing, operations, and supply chain leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement, and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Join the in-depth discussions to build your road-map in achieving innovation, maximizing manufacturing profitability, optimizing plant floor operations, and establishing standardization across multiple manufacturing facilities.
The key themes of this program will be:
- Manufacturing Profitability
- Manufacturing Innovation
- Collaborative Business Models
- Plant Floor Optimization
Date: April 14 – April 17, 2019
Location: Miami, Florida
Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together 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.
Here is an expo recap from 2015.
Date: May 2019 (Day TBD)
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
The SpeedNews 7th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference (AMC) will bring together leading manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace industry to present updates and developments in manufacturing operations, capabilities and processes, innovation within manufacturing, modern machining technologies, and industry automation.
Date: May 6 – May 9, 2019
Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
ASMC is the leading international technical conference for discussing solutions that improve the collective manufacturing expertise of the semiconductor industry. Solving the challenges presented by semiconductor manufacturing has been a combined effort by device makers, equipment and materials suppliers, and academics. ASMC provides 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.
ASMC 2019 will address topics including:
- Advanced Equipment Processes and Materials
- Discrete and Power Devices
- Green Factory
- Industrial Engineering
- Lean Manufacturing
- Smart Manufacturing
- Yield Methodologies
- And more!
Date: May 8, 2019 (Tentative)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
The Manufacturing Trade Show and Conference brings together more than 500 industrial decision-makers and provides the attendees with the opportunity to find the answers to their manufacturing issues, find ways to cut costs operationally and/or with local suppliers in South Central Texas, expand their business by gaining new customers, and much more.
Date: May 8 – May 10, 2019
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
The Industry Week Manufacturing and Technology Show is an exclusive conference and expo designed to provide you with proven, actionable approaches that help solve problems and capitalize on new opportunities. Meet and network with the manufacturing leaders and experts who have pioneered the next-generation strategies to:
• Adapt the latest digital technologies
• Solve workforce recruiting, retention and engagement challenges
• Learn and perfect the latest leadership best practices
• Kick-start or deepen your lean/continuous improvement initiatives
Date: May 29 – May 31, 2019
Location: Beijing, China
ICAMM focuses on the advanced manufacturing and materials research. The applications of advanced manufacturing and materials to such domains as Multi-scale and/or Multi-disciplinary Approaches, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering Fundamentals. It is a technical congregation where the latest theoretical and technological advances are presented and discussed. They expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.
Advanced manufacturing is a broad set of enabling technologies, processes, and practices that businesses from a wide range of industry sectors can adopt to improve their productivity and competitiveness. Some examples of advanced manufacturing technologies and processes include:
- Additive manufacturing/3D printing
- Advanced materials
- Industry 4.0.
- Design-led innovation
Date: June 10 – June 12, 2019
Location: Huntington Beach, California
This must attend event is your opportunity to accelerate your journey toward manufacturing excellence. The Manufacturing Leadership Summit provides a leadership playbook for manufacturing 4.0, along with innovative ideas and emerging trends to future proof your business and improve the bottom line.
Here is last year’s promo video.
Date: June 10 – June 14, 2019
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
The Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) of ASME sponsors the Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) every June. MSEC is the foremost annual forum for the scholarly exchange of advanced manufacturing research knowledge. It is intended to disseminate the most recent developments in manufacturing research through technical presentations, poster sessions, and panel sessions.
MSEC is the place to learn about the latest manufacturing research, talk with the researchers pushing the frontiers, network with R&D experts, and meet the future R&D workforce.
Date: June 19 – June 22, 2019
Location: Bitec, Bangkok, Thailand
New technologies are always evolving. New adjustments are always needed to achieve a more efficient manufacturing process.
With Manufacturing Expo, over 85,000 industrialists in the manufacturing and supporting industries within ASEAN will meet with technology providers representing 2,400 brands of plastic manufacturing technology, mold & die, auto-parts making machinery, automation & assembly technologies, and surface & coating solutions from 46 countries, as well as International Pavilions.
Embark on a journey to discover market trends, new ideas, and innovations to make your business evolve forward.
Date: November 4 – November 7, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois
The AME conference provides a forum whereby attendees can stay current with new and developing management and operational techniques. AME Chicago 2019 will offer inspiring keynotes throughout the week – thought leaders in the areas of innovation, leadership, engagement, and continuous improvement. Practitioner-to-practitioner sessions will be offered throughout the week in a variety of formats, including roundtables, in-depth panel discussions and innovative, attendee-driven content to maximize your learning experience.
The AME conference offers numerous networking activities, so participants can establish contacts within the industry that go well beyond conference week. An AME conference provides you with the opportunity to develop new relationships by connecting and learning from and with the best.
As a member of AME, you will discover practical ways to apply creative ideas to your organization as well as:
- Build, recapture, and rejuvenate your sense of purpose
- Expand the depth and breadth of your knowledge
- Sharpen lean skills
- Intensify your understanding of lean tools
- Learn how to integrate industry practices into your organization
- Learn about best-in-class practices
- Compare your experiences to the most successful businesses
- Make sure your continuous improvement efforts are on target
Date: April 29 – May 2, 2019
Location: Long Beach, California
AeroDef Manufacturing® 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, their mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times, and maintain manufacturing competitiveness in the global economy.
AeroDef showcases the industry’s most advanced technologies across an innovative floor plan designed to facilitate interaction and business relationships between exhibitors and buyers looking for integrated solutions. Their keynote speakers and panelists come from the highest level of government and business. They come to share their vision of the potential of technology, collaboration, and public policy to transform manufacturing – concepts that attendees can actually experience on the exposition floor and in our in-depth conference sessions. It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions, and real-world applications.
Date: May 20 – May 23, 2019
Location: Detroit, MI
With the constant emergence of new technologies, machines, and materials, additive manufacturing is evolving so quickly that if you do not stay up to speed, you will be left behind.
RAPID + TCT provides everything you need to know about 3D technologies, all under one roof. Experience hundreds of hands-on exhibits, groundbreaking product announcements, education from the industry’s most respected experts, and unparalleled networking.
At RAPID + TCT, you will:
- Engage with the most experienced and influential community in 3D manufacturing
- Learn how to use 3D technologies to reduce time to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste and cost, and create complex geometries
- Consult with industry experts before you make equipment decisions
- Visit hundreds of 3D technology manufacturers in one room
- Network with thousands of attendees and see how they’re addressing challenges
- Experience the largest, most respected additive manufacturing conference in North America, with over 150 knowledgeable speakers
- Collaborate with users and manufacturers to advance applications for 3D technologies
There will also be Rapid + TCT West from October 9 – October 10, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.
Here is the RAPID + TCT recap video from 2018.
Date: June 10 – June 14, 2019
Location: Erie, Pennsylvania
The 47th North American Research Conference (NAMRC 47) is the premier international forum on manufacturing research. This event attracts more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the globe to share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing systems and processes, cyber-physical systems, and materials processing.
Date: September 30 – October 3, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show is Canada’s national stage for manufacturing technologies, best practices, and industry connections.
For more than 30 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.
Our national event offers 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.
Date: November 11 – November 14, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois
FABTECH is where the industry comes together to see what’s now, what’s new ,and what’s next. It’s where connections are made and where deals get done. See cutting-edge exhibits, learn from expert-led education, network with peers, and more.
Whether you attend one conference, or multiple conferences, these manufacturing conferences will keep you in the loop of the most recent manufacturing trends and allow you to expand your repertoire.
Which events are you planning to attend this year?
Source: Information from each of these manufacturing events comes from the website's of each event.