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Advance Your Manufacturing Smarter and Faster

SMX brings smart technology to you now, when the industry needs insight and ingenuity to respond to global changes. New priorities are emerging along with the need for smart technologies to drive change in the supply chain, product design and productivity. SMX is the forum to advance your manufacturing smarter and faster.
Why Attend?

8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing

 

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

 

Automation & Robotics

 

Cybersecurity

 

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

 

Data Analytics

 

Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

 

Industrial IoT

 

Workforce Transformation

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Make the Most of Your Time at The Best of SMX

Watch our orientation video and learn how to navigate through the event, get to exhibits and presentations, and get familiar with key tools and features within our immersive virtual environment!

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"Manufacturing is incredibly competitive, and if you can't compete in terms of quality and productivity, you're just not going to be able to offer products at the right price and keep up with the changing world." - Rachel Lecrone, Director of Manufacturing Systems, Cummins

5 Reasons to Attend

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Register for The Best of SMX

The Best of SMX is a complimentary virtual event. Register early to secure your space.
Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

The Best of SMX will be a virtual edition of Smart Manufacturing Experience. This event is produced in partnership with industry associations, leading OEMs and suppliers who know the challenges manufacturers face, as well as the types of enabling technology needed to advance the industry.
Connect and Share

Connect and Share

The Best of SMX will feature thinkers, doers, and decision-makers. You’ll be attending with the industry’s sharpest professionals who do what you do and look forward to networking with you and exchanging ideas.
Discover New Solutions

Discover New Solutions

Connect with technology providers ready to address your specific challenges and provide you with custom solutions. Meet virtually with experts, participate in online consultations, and compare the latest products and services in virtual exhibits.
Tailor Your Learning Experience

Tailor Your Learning Experience

Choose from numerous technical presentations, keynotes, and discussions delivered by industry experts. Customize your experience to include sessions relevant to your role.
Gain Expert Knowledge

Network in a Virtual Environment

Visit virtual networking events, video chat with peers, form virtual matchups with other attendees with similar interest and join group conversations. An immersive networking experience without the concerns of face-to-face interactions.

Event Features

Keynote Series

Attend visionary keynote presentations in the comfort of your home or office! Gain valuable insights from industry leaders including McKinsey & Company, Ford Motor Company, Stanley Black & Decker, Lockheed Martin, MxD, and more!

Interactive Show Floor

The best way to learn about new technologies and products is to explore them with solution-providers. The Best of SMX will provide you with the opportunity to explore our virtual interactive show floor, communicate directly with technical experts, and see new product details and livestreaming demonstrations.

Technical Presentations

Join live sessions presented by industry experts that focus on key smart manufacturing technologies.
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"Manufacturers have realized that they need to embrace smart manufacturing and start implementing these technologies to compete in the global marketplace. They are ready to explore and acquire the transformational technologies that can help them collect and manage data, and streamline decision-making."

PODCASTS

smyth-susan-262x272.jpgDemystifying the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Steve Jones Ph.D, Technical Material and Process Consultant, Steelcase

IIoT expert Steve Jones describes in detail the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as A.I. & Machine Learning and other promising smart technologies for manufacturing’s future. Like with many things in life, it is important to set goals first, the Steelcase executive says. Not sure where to begin with IIoT? Never fear: Jones has the answer.

 

WEBINAR

William CraneSupply Chain Risk Management: Enhancing Agility & Profitability to Thrive in a Dynamic World

William Crane, Founder and CEO, IndustryStar

This webinar will provide practical solutions for improving cash flows, reducing fixed costs and empowering your team. William will outline Agile supply chain strategies, tactics and tools that will empower your manufacturing to prosper and win the future.

 

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SMART Event and Industry News

Get Up to Speed on Smart Manufacturing!

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Get up-to-speed on disruptive technologies, product launches, and industry innovations with SMX! Read the latest breaking news about Industry 4.0, automation, robotics, AI, cybersecurity, data collection and analytics, additive manufacturing and more.

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