FABTECH 2019: Taking The Pulse
- November 4, 2019
FABTECH 2019 takes place November 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. More than 1700 companies will be exhibiting and more than 48,000 attendees from around the world are expected to be on hand.
FABTECH has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1981 as a regional trade show. Today it’s the largest, most comprehensive North American trade show serving the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry.
For 2019, this signature industry event will feature more than 300 industry thought leaders, with subject matter experts leading more than 170 different sessions, more than 110 of those being new this year. Topics will include preparing the industry for Industry 4.0, SMART manufacturing basics, attracting and retaining top talent and integrating robotics into your processes.
The keynotes will be led by three dynamic featured speakers. Veteran of the US Air Force and the NFL Chad Hennings will kick off a veteran themed first day on November 11, highlighting how integrity, identity and commitment lead to a lifestyle of excellence. Other honoured veterans will share what they’ve learned about motivation, teamwork and innovation. On the second day, author Frank Abagnale Jr., known as one of the world’s most famous con men, will share insights from “the dark side” about how businesses can protect themselves from fraud. On November 13, Mythbusters star and animatronics engineering expert Grant Imahara will explore his own experiences with electronics, designing, fabricating, CAD layout, laser cutting, mould making and machining, drawing parallels to help attendees grow and succeed.
At 1700 exhibiting companies and more than 48,000 attendees already registered, FABTECH 2019 will be much larger than last year’s event and will sprawl over three halls filled with cutting edge technology and trends that are transforming the industry.
For registration and other details, visit FABTECH 2019 at www.fabtechexpo.com. SMT
FABTECH AT A GLANCE
DATES: November 11-14, 2019
LOCATION: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS:+1700
Nov. 11: 10 am – 6 pm
Nov. 12: 9 am – 5 pm
Nov. 13: 9 am – 5 pm
Nov. 14: 9 am – 3 pm