21 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2020

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As 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 2020 manufacturing conferences to find some great opportunities!


SpeedNews 8th 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 to industry automation to modern machining technologies and more.

The event will be taking place May 12-13 at Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South 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 in Fort Worth, Texas, March 16-19. Book your trip today!



Those in the auto manufacturing sector should be sure to schedule time to head to AAPEX in 2020, which will be taking place in Las Vegas, November 3-5.

At AAPEX, 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 May 17-20 in Detroit, 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.


FA&M Food Conference and Expo

Those in the food manufacturing industry can sign up for the 2020 Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo located in Miami, Florida. This conference will run April 26-29 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, April 20-23. Exhibits will be open April 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 24-25. 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 20-22. 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 26 and 27. 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, February 23-25.

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 11 through February 13, 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 2020

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

The conference will be held March 25-26. 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 June 23-25 in Orlando, FL.

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

South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show & Conference

Attendees receive free admission at this Texas-based event. Network with over 150 vendors on May 6 in southcentral Texas! To learn more about this opportunity, visit the San Antonio Manufacturers Association’s site.

Manufacturing Expo 2020

To get a better grasp on what’s happening globally in the industry, head out to Manufacturing Expo 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand June 24-27. 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.


AmCom 2020 is coming to a variety of different locations like Orlando, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and more! Find the conference closest to you when you visit the AmCon site.

2020 AGMA/ABMA Annual Meeting

Join over 300 gear and bearing executives at this conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 19-21. 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 11-13.

To learn more, go to MD&M West.

Metal Forming


Head to Chicago this year to attend the FABTECH conference on November 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers and be able to browse various exhibits. Visit the FABTECH site for details.

Metal Working

2020 Metalcasting Congress

This conference will focus on metal casting and is a great event for engineers, plant managers, part buyers, designers and more. The event will be located in Cleveland, OH on April 21-23. To learn more, 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 9-11.

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