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Why Attend?

This is not your typical event experience. Smart Manufacturing Experience is niched, targeted and intimate by design, allowing you to learn, network and apply the knowledge you acquire. Attend the Keynote Series, Conference Program and Workshop Series to get up-to-speed on smart technologies and how to get started. Discuss your challenges with event partners. Network with peers to discover how adopting smart technologies has transformed their operations.




Technology and services providers on-site to address your specific challenges and provide you with custom solutions.



Technical sessions, workshops, knowledge bars and complimentary educational sessions to choose from.



Industry leaders sharing proven strategies and tactics you can use to implement smart manufacturing.



Professionals in attendance who do what you do and want to exchange ideas.


Don't Get Left Behind

By 2021, businesses will generate $2.9 trillion in business value from AI.

Manufacturing is evolving and it’s important that your business and strategies evolve too. Smart Manufacturing leverages the power of advanced manufacturing technologies to improve your bottom line and advance your manufacturing operations in real-time. The key to smart manufacturing is manufacturing data as it provides markers to determine the health of your operations.

At the Smart Manufacturing Experience, you’ll be able to see the technologies in action, talk to the experts about the technologies needed and how best to implement them, and hear from other manufacturers about how they have increased productivity, decreased costs and developed new products using these transformative technologies. This is a great opportunity for any size organization to explore the latest technologies and make valuable connections.

Your registration for the Smart Manufacturing Experience includes access to the event floor, plus all the complimentary education below. Register now to start your smart manufacturing implementation plan.

  • Networking Events – Multiple opportunities for attendees and exhibitors to engage with like-minded professionals to share success stories and offer guidance
  • Keynote Series – Morning and afternoon presentations, delivered by visionary leaders, that promote higher-level thinking and evoke change
  • Knowledge Bars – Small-group, presentation-free discussions on relevant topics, designed to let attendees ask questions about their smart manufacturing challenges
  • Conference Program – Attendees learn about case studies and real-world applications of transformative technologies, delivered by industry experts and users
  • Workshop Series – Half-day, deep-dive sessions into key smart manufacturing technologies to fast-track learning and accelerate adoption


8 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Manufacturing


Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing


Automation & Robotics




Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning


Data Analytics


Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)


Industrial IoT


Workforce Transformation

5 Reasons to Attend

Early-Bird Offer

Register for the Smart Manufacturing Experience today!

Your registration gives you access to the keynotes, Smart Zone Theater presentations, networking, Knowledge Bars and more. Register early to save up to $500!
Experience You Can Trust

Experience You Can Trust

The Smart Manufacturing Experience has been 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 Smart Manufacturing Experience attracts thinkers, doers and decision makers. You’ll be side-by-side with the industry’s sharpest professionals who do what you do and look forward to meeting and exchanging ideas.
Discover New Solutions

Discover New Solutions

Meet face-to-face with 100 technology providers ready to address your specific challenges and provide you with custom solutions. Meet the experts, participate in one-on-one consultations and compare the latest products and services.
Tailor Your Learning Experience

Tailor Your Learning Experience

Choose from over 100 opportunities, including 60 technical sessions, deep-dive workshops, facility tours, complimentary keynotes, panels, Knowledge Bars and Smart Zone theater sessions to customize your experience.
Gain Expert Knowledge

Gain Expert Knowledge

SMX serves up more than 100 industry leaders eager to share proven strategies and tactics. Learn from their successes and discover what to look out for as you plan what’s next for your company.

These Major Manufacturers Attended in 2018

These companies and hundreds more recognized the importance of implementing Smart Manufacturing technologies and attended the event to explore, learn and network.

  • Apple Inc.
  • Barnes Aerospace
  • Boeing
  • BorgWarner
  • Corning
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Eaton
  • Emerson
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • GE Aviation
  • GKN Aerospace
  • GM
  • Halliburton
  • Hasbro
  • Honda of America Mfg.
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • iRobot Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Saint Gobain R & D Center
  • Savage Arms
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Toyota Tsusho America
  • Westinghouse Electric


Register Now for SMX

Learn about the eight technology tracks and more when you register to attend Smart Manufacturing Experience. Attend all of our keynotes, network with peers, learn from industry experts and walk away with the knowledge to help your business succeed now and in the future. Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing - save up to $500!