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Free Registration for WESTEC 2013 through May 31

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The premiere West Coast manufacturing event is offering free admission for early registrants. Registration fees will increase to $20 per person after this date

May 20, 2013, (LOS ANGELES) — WESTEC, the premier West Coast manufacturing event, is offering free registration through the month of May. On June 1, registration fees will increase to $20 per person. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), WESTEC will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 15-17, 2013.

For nearly 50 years, WESTEC has built a reputation as the West Coast’s premier technological showcase for the manufacturing industry. Generations of manufacturers have used the event as a forum to find cutting-edge equipment, explore advanced technologies, and learn innovative new production methods to help grow their businesses. Many of the industry’s top equipment manufacturers have unveiled technological breakthroughs at WESTEC – from software, cutting tools, 3D printers to multi-tasking machines.

WESTEC attendees will have the opportunity to see more than 400 interactive, dynamic and innovative exhibits. Additionally, attendees can hear groundbreaking keynote speakers, participate in key panel discussions, attend informative workshops and tour nearby plants, bringing the best of the manufacturing industry to Los Angeles.

“Attendees at WESTEC meet face-to-face with engineers, designers, managers and business owners from industry-leading manufacturers. WESTEC is our industry’s most important West Coast event, and as such, we encourage all prospective attendees to take advantage of free registration and sign up for WESTEC before prices increase,” said Christine Longroy, WESTEC event manager.

For more information, and to register for WESTEC 2013, visit

WESTEC, the region’s definitive manufacturing event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center fall 2013. The three-day event provides access to the latest technologies, equipment, and products from the industry’s leading innovators. Products and technology are highlighted through interactive exhibits, education and networking.

About the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.


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