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Why Attend?

The time is now for manufacturers to embrace smart technologies to ensure the future of their business.

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.

Attend the Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX) and benefit from premium content designed to provide tools to build, implement and secure smart technologies and solutions for your business through immersive learning, case studies and expert analysis.

This year, SMX is going virtual: join us at The Best of SMX virtual event! Our goal is to bring you what you normally expect from SMX in-person but from the safety and comfort of your connected device.

Learn About 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

Advance Your Manufacturing Smarter and Faster

At The Best of SMX virtual event, you’ll be able to explore new products, chat with 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 Best of SMX virtual event is complimentary and includes the following:

  • Networking Events – Multiple virtual opportunities for attendees and exhibitors to engage with like-minded professionals to share success stories and offer guidance
  • Keynotes – Keynote presentations, delivered by visionary leaders, that promote higher-level thinking and evoke change
  • Technical Sessions – Attendees learn about case studies and real-world applications of transformative technologies, delivered by industry experts and users
  • Exhibitor Booths – Discover industry-leading solution providers and their products. Spend time chatting with them and learning about the solutions they offer.

Why Smart Manufacturing, Why Now?

"Smarter manufacturing is the path to people, processes, and technology working in harmony with zero waste. There has never been a better time to push your teams to deploy new tools, expand their capabilities, and prepare for the next generation of manufacturing effectiveness." - Paul Boris, CRO, Praemo

The Best of SMX: Interactive Virtual Preview

Experience The Best of SMX 2020 Event Brochure! This interactive preview showcases The Best of SMX sponsors, speakers, and video links that provide a 360 degree view of all the event components. Animated pages will guide you through the smart journey - be part of the experience!

5 Reasons to Attend

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.

Join These Companies and Hundreds More at The Best of SMX Virtual Event

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Arconic
  • The Boeing Company
  • BorgWarner
  • Carbinite Metal Coatings
  • Corning
  • Cummins
  • Delta Systems
  • Eaton
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GE Aviation
  • General Motors
  • GKN Aerospace
  • International Biomedical
  • Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply
  • La-Z-Boy
  • LIFT
  • Litania Sports Group
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mechdyne
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Schaeffler Transmission LLC
  • Steelcase
  • The Lee Company
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Steel
  • Volkswagen
  • Zippo