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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.

Smart Manufacturing Suppliers

Technology Showcase

Discover the future of manufacturing by immersing yourself in our Technology Showcase. Smart Manufacturing Experience provides an opportunity to engage with technologies that are leading the smart revolution. Discuss your challenges and find the answers that work for you.
Keynote presentation

Keynote Series

Don’t miss your chance to see, hear, and meet leading experts in smart manufacturing. Our thoughtful curated lineup brings together some of the most renowned names in the industry for inspiring keynote presentations.
Smart Manufacturing Theater Presentations

Featured Speaker Presentations

Join us for captivating presentations at the Smart Manufacturing Theater. These sessions will delve into the latest trends, real-world business cases, and opportunities for integrating smart technologies into your operations.
Technology Hub

Tech Hub Presentations

Stay at the forefront of smart manufacturing developments with our Tech Hub Presentations. These insightful, 20-minute presentations with Q&A sessions will bring you up to speed on developments in this ever-changing field. These presentations are offered by a select group of exhibiting sponsors and are included with your event floor registration.
Career Forum Panel Luncheon

Career Forum Panel Luncheon

The Smart Manufacturing Experience Career Development Forum attendees will network and share ideas and experiences. It is an interactive event designed to enhance career development and grow future generations of leaders in digital manufacturing.
Career Forum Workshop Luncheon

Career Forum Workshop

Industry Thought Leader Paul Oldroyd will discuss navigating your career and progression through career stages. It is important to have an understanding of your interpersonal strengths and weaknesses as well as variables that affect your future career trajectory.
Penn State University Digital Foundry Tour

Connect & Innovate: Smart Manufacturing Networking at the Digital Foundry

Join us at the Digital Foundry on Tuesday, June 4 for a night of networking, live demonstration stations in the Digital Learning and Demonstration Lab and a tour of the Digital Foundry, New Kensington. The tour will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts & drinks.
SME + App

2024 Event Guide

In our ongoing effort to “go green”, the official event guide for Smart Manufacturing Experience will now be fully digital! Download the SME+ app now to gain early access to the event guide, bookmark the exhibitors you want to visit, the sessions you want to attend, and the people you would like to meet at the show via the SME+ digital resource. Download the SME+ app now to plan your Smart Manufacturing Experience!

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

Smart Manufacturing Experience 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 with experts, participate in consultations, and compare the latest products and services.
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.
Smart Manufacturing Experience Attendees
"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."