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FABTECH 2013 Unveils All New Education Program

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Chicago, IL – FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, today announced an expanded education program that will be held alongside the 2013 show in Chicago on November 18-21. The lineup will feature more than 100 valuable educational sessions, including 64 new courses that have never been offered at previous FABTECH events. Each session will offer unique insights from top industry experts on today’s hottest topics in manufacturing.

FABTECH is expected to attract more than 35,000 manufacturers to McCormick Place in Chicago. Over three days, attendees will view a record 1,500 exhibits, including live equipment demonstrations, on more than 550,000 net square feet of floor space. Simultaneously, the education program’s technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions will offer participants the opportunity to discover solutions to advance their careers and their businesses.

“This year’s education program line-up is truly outstanding,” said John Catalano, the show’s co-manager.  “This is the most comprehensive program FABTECH has ever offered, providing a valuable learning experience for attendees in all aspects of metal forming and fabricating. In addition to incorporating 64 new sessions ranging from ‘Trends and Advances in Laser Technology’ to ‘What’s Your Company Worth,’ we have also added new workshops that address lean manufacturing, workforce development and press brake operation skills. We also expanded the number of learning tracks this year to include two new tracks: Job Shop Solutions and Automation & Robotics.”

Education sessions are offered for attendees with a range of experience levels—from those new to the industry to those in need of a refresher to veteran attendees with years of experience who are seeking more in-depth training. Topics discussed will focus on practical solutions attendees can use right away to increase profits, improve production and achieve higher levels of product quality.

A full schedule of the education program, including pricing and registration information, is available on the FABTECH website.

To find out more about FABTECH and to register, visit the FABTECH attendee registration page.

For more information about exhibiting at FABTECH, contact a sales representative.

FABTECH has made it easy to stay updated on manufacturing issues and show news and to engage with industry professionals before, during and after the event - Connect with FABTECH on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flicker.

You can also read more about industry news and FABTECH events on the FABTECH blog.

The five FABTECH co-sponsors represent a wide variety of expertise and include: the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), and SME. Together, these associations bring unmatched technical proficiency and industry insight to the 2013 FABTECH expo. Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.

Note to Media: Media registration will be available in August.

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