The Industrial Evolution Arrives in Chicago: FABTECH 2017 to Highlight Latest Technologies and Leading Experts

FABTECH 2017 returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 6-9, packed with a schedule of live product demonstrations, inspiring presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities and more to give attendees an all-access pass to the hottest industry trends and innovations.

WHAT: FABTECH 2017 returns to Chicago's McCormick Place Nov. 6-9, packed with a schedule of live product demonstrations, inspiring presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities and more to give attendees an all-access pass to the hottest industry trends and innovations.


WHO: More than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees from manufacturing's most innovative companies.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

WHERE: McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616

WHY: As advanced processes transform the industry, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will showcase these emerging technologies, as well as bring together top leaders and professionals to explore this new manufacturing landscape.
Several of must-see items on the expo's agenda are the keynote presentation "FABx Tech Talks" given by visionary industry leaders, unveiling of the Albert Paley and Jesse James Project sculptures on Monday morning, an expert panel on the state of the industry Tuesday and the extensive programming inside the new 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and Theater.
A number of special events also will be held throughout the four-day show, including annual favorites: Industry Night at Soldier Field on Tuesday evening; Women of FABTECH Breakfast on Wednesday morning; and the professional welding competition Monday, with winners announced Wednesday.

HOW: To participate in the Industrial Evolution at FABTECH 2017, visit fabtechexpo.com.

About FABTECH
FABTECH is North America's largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. The event provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience, attracting more than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees. The event is made possible by its five co-sponsors, all of whom represent the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include the American Welding Society, the Chemical Coaters Association International, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, the Precision Metalforming Association and SME. Read more about FABTECH's co-sponsors here.

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