FABTECH Conference

The world’s largest metal forming, fabricating and welding event, FABTECH, returns to Chicago this year on November 6-9th at the McCormick Place convention center. Meet with world-class suppliers, see industry developments and new products, as well as learn techniques to improve productivity, increase revenues, and find new solutions for all your metal working needs. This year there are over 1,700 exhibitors, and over 50,000 expected attendees.

The show will take place from 10am—6pm on Monday the 6th, and from 9am – 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. New this year is an Additive/3D Manufacturing Pavilion as this technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of this century. This year the FABTECH Education Program offers classes sponsored by Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l, SME, Precision Metalforming Association, American Welding Society, and the Chemical Coaters Association International. Sign up in advance for education sessions, and earn 1 PDH (Professional Development Hour) for each hour of education session attendance.

Don’t forget about the special events during the conference, with the keynote presentation on Monday, November 6th in the S100 Ballroom, from 8:45 am to 10am. Mirroring the TED Talk concept, FABTECH 2017 starts with a spotlight on the industry leaders hosting talks on expansion, innovation, and the future of manufacturing. Also, attend the opening ceremony at 10am on Monday to see the unveiling of the much-anticipated Paley/James metal sculptures, and schedule time for the Expert Panel Session from 12:30 to 1:30 pm on Monday as well.