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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!

The Best of SMX Virtual Event

Get up-to-speed with smart technologies and learn how to get started at The Best of SMX. Attend visionary keynotes, explore interactive exhibits, network, and learn from experts - you'll come away with the knowledge to help your business succeed now and in the future.


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.

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!

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!

The Best of SMX Virtual Event Sponsors

Elevate Your Understanding of Smart Technologies

Technical Presentations

Join live sessions presented by industry experts that focus on key smart manufacturing technologies.

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.

Networking Opportunities

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.

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!

Knowledge Bars

View on-demand, presentation-free information sessions on smart topics and then connect with experts live in their virtual exhibits to ask questions about their smart solutions to your challenges.
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.

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


5 Reasons to Attend

Complimentary Pass

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.
"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."