25 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2019

Manufacturing Conferences in 2019As experienced manufacturing marketers, we know the value of networking and staying up on industry trends, both of which are aided by regular attendance at conferences. Take a look at these 2019 manufacturing conferences to find some great opportunities!


SpeedNews 7th Annual Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

Sponsored by SpeedNews, this conference will delve into updates and developments from leading industry professionals, and will cover everything from manufacturing operations, industry automation, modern machining technologies and more.

The event will be taking place May 7-8 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Get ready to learn more about Big Data, IoT and Additive Manufacturing. To sign up, visit the SpeedNews site.


Featuring networking receptions, keynote speakers, technology exhibits and more, AeroDef will be a conference you won’t want to miss this year.

AeroDef is the perfect place for any aerospace manufacturers looking to exhibit their products to defense manufacturing and aerospace professionals with high buying power!

The conference will be taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, April 29 through May 2. Book your trip today!



Those in the auto manufacturing sector should be sure to schedule time to head to AAPEX 2019, which will be taking place in Las Vegas, November 5-7.

At AAPEX 2019, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals about advancements and changes in the auto industry that have occurred during the past year.


Being held April 8-11 in Chicago, this conference will give attendees the opportunity to access over 400 exhibitor booths, attend keynote sessions and participate in small group discussions.

To sign up for this event, visit the Automate site for more information.


American Foundry Society

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2019 Advanced Foundry Waste and Byproducts Seminar taking place at the AFS Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois February 19-20.

Learn how to characterize and identify your foundry processes and participate in hands-on exercises to grow your knowledge about the industry. To sign up, click visit the AFS site.


FA&M Food Conference and Expo

Those in the food manufacturing industry can sign up for the 2019 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo located in Miami, Florida. This two-and-a-half-day conference will run April 14-17 at the Doral Resort.

Gain valuable information on the latest trends and technology in the industry. To sign up for this event, visit FA&M.

General Manufacturing

Rapid + TCT

Immerse yourself in the world of 3D manufacturing at Rapid + TCT. Meet with industry leaders and learn about the newest discoveries, technologies and innovations within the industry.

This event will be taking place in Detroit, May 20-23. Exhibits will be open from the 21-23. To sign up and learn more about this event, visit the Rapid + TCT site.

American Manufacturing Summit

Learn about how to better improve your plant floor operations and manufacturing strategies from some of the industry’s most reputable companies like Kraft, Toyota and more.

The summit will take place in Chicago, March 26-27. To sign up and learn more, visit the Generis site.

B2B Online – The Digital Marketing for Manufacturing

Delve into the world of e-commerce and digital marketing by listening to presentations from industry professionals.

This conference is taking place in Chicago, April 29 through May 1. Register before January 30 and receive a discount! To learn more, visit B2B Online.

Manufacturing Matters

With over thirty speakers and eighteen sessions, there will be plenty for industry professionals to experience at this conference in Wisconsin on February 21. Find out more details at the Manufacturing Matters site.

Lean and Six Sigma in the Digital Age

Become more well-versed in Lean and Six Sigma values by attending this conference in Phoenix, Arizona, March 4-5.

The event is open to a variety of industries including financial, government, healthcare and more! For more information, visit ASQ.

Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show

On February 5 through February 7, this conference will be held in Anaheim, California. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to network with close to 20,000 industry professionals and 2,000 leading suppliers!

To learn more about this conference, visit the Pacific Design & Manufacturing site.

Manufacturing in America 2019

Join representatives from Siemens and Electro-Matic as well as over 3,000 manufacturing executives at Ford Field in downtown Detroit.

The conference will be held March 20-21. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Manufacturing in America site.

Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo

Designed to help manufacturers solve problems and capitalize on opportunities, the Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo will be taking place May 8-10 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the M&F site.

South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Conference

Attendees receive free admission at this Texas-based event. Network with over 150 vendors on May 8 in southcentral Texas! To learn more about this opportunity, visit the San Antonio Manufacturing Association’s site.

Manufacturing Expo 2019

To get a better grasp on what’s happening globally in the industry, head out to Manufacturing Expo 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand June 19-22. There, you can hear from top industry professionals and network with a number of exhibitors.

To learn more about this event, visit the Manufacturing Expo site.


Calling all East Coast companies! Mark your calendars for the 2019 EASTEC conference scheduled to take place in West Springfield, Massachusetts on May 14-16.

To learn more about this manufacturing event, visit EASTEC’s site.


AmCom 2019 is coming to a variety of different locations like Colorado, Ohio, Utah and more! Find the conference closest to you when you visit the AmCon site.


Located in Houston, Texas, this conference will be focused on understanding the heart of manufacturing. Enjoy listening to three keynote speakers at this event on February 26-28. To learn more, visit HOUSTEX.

2019 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting

Join over 300 gear and bearing executives at this conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 11-13. To register and learn more, visit AGMA.


MD&M East

Join 20,000 industry professionals and 2,000 leading suppliers for this medical manufacturing conference scheduled to be held in Anaheim, California on February 5-7.

To learn more, go to MD&M West.

Metal Forming


Head to Chicago this year to attend the FABTECH conference on November 11-14 at McCormick Place. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers and be able to browse various exhibits. Visit the FABTECH site for details.

Metal Working

2019 Copper Alloy Workshop

This conference will focus on copper-based castings, melting and molding. Participants will learn through hands-on practices. The event will be located in Schaumburg, Illinois on September 18-19. To learn more, visit AFS.

2019 Metalcasting Management and Development Summit

Taking place in Charleston, South Carolina on February 7-8, at this conference you will get the opportunity to meet with metal casting industry professionals. To learn more about this opportunity, visit AFS.



Whether you are interested in finding inspiration in the plastics industry or looking to exhibit, you can plan ahead when you go to the PLASTEC site. The conference will be held in New York on June 11-13.

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