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The Best of SMX

Manufacturing is shifting to be smarter and faster as the global landscape changes. The rapid adoption of smart technologies in manufacturing has made this virtual event more important than ever.

The Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX) delivers the tools and resources to help you adapt, learn and grow your supply chain, your products and your most valuable resource – your workforce! The Best of SMX will bring you to forefront on data management, cybersecurity, robotics and many more cloud-based technologies transforming manufacturing today and into the future… virtually! 

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

Learn About the 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


Post Show Report

View the statistics and other facts about the 2020 event pertaining to attending companies, job functions, attendance and more.

Elevate Your Understanding of Smart Technologies

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! Keynotes are available until January 30, 2021 in the Auditorium in our virtual environment.

Technical Presentations

Watch technical sessions presented by industry experts that focus on key smart manufacturing technologies. These are available until January 30, 2021 in Classrooms 1 & 2 in our virtual environment!

Interactive Show Floor

The best way to learn about new technologies and products is to explore them with solution-providers. The Best of SMX provides you with the opportunity to explore a virtual interactive show floor where you can view product details and video demonstrations. Browse the show floor until January 30, 2021 to save and send materials, view demonstrations, and learn about our sponsors.

Knowledge Bars

View presentation-free demonstrations and information videos on smart topics. Be sure to stop by each sponsors virtual exhibit in the Exhibit Hall after viewing their Knowledge Bar to learn more about their solutions. Knowledge Bars will be available to view and share until January 30, 2021.
Virtual Event Lobby

Smart Manufacturing Resources

Save, download, and share industry resources that you collect from the Exhibit Hall, SME Zone, Media Resource Center, and education sessions. Keep these valuable resources for months to come to keep up with advancing technology and develop your workforce.

Networking Opportunities

During the live event day only, you will have multiple opportunities to interact with fellow attendees and exhibitors, including live chat features, Q&A with speakers, and networking lounge Tech Talks.

The Best of SMX Virtual Event Sponsors

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

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

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


Take advantage of networking opportunities both on and off the exhibit floor. Attend networking events, chat with peers and colleagues, meet face-to-face with industry experts and engage with forward-thinking minds who are blazing a trail in smart technologies.
"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."