FABTECH will be headed to Orlando in 2024. Photo courtesy OMAX.
The FABTECH event partners have announced new event dates and locations for FABTECH in 2024 and 2026.
FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, will be held October 15-17, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center and October 21-23, 2026, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
FABTECH was originally scheduled for Las Vegas in November 2024; however, the city of Las Vegas is slated to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix Race during the same timeframe in November, with 100,000-plus projected visitors expected to descend on the city. This development makes Las Vegas not optimal to host FABTECH in 2024 as planned. As a result, other viable venue locations were evaluated.
“Orlando can accommodate FABTECH’s size and scope and has excellent facilities including a modern convention center with experience hosting large manufacturing trade shows, numerous hotels within walking distance, and a nearby airport easily accessible for U.S. and international travelers,” said John Catalano, SME senior director, events and strategic partnerships, FABTECH.
The changes in location deviate from FABTECH’s regular rotation of Chicago, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. However, according to event partners, these changes to the schedule will ensure a better overall experience for attendees, exhibitors, and all event stakeholders.
The full schedule of locations for FABTECH in the U.S. over the next five years is as follows.
Future U.S. Show Dates and Locations
2023 – September 11-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
2024 – October 15-17 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
2025 – September 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL
2026 – October 21-23 at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV
2027 – September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL