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FABTECH 2015 to Offer More Live Product Demonstrations, Panel and Education Sessions than Ever Before

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Attendee Registration Now Open for North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event    

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2015 – FABTECH 2015, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry, will provide more technology and opportunity than ever before. The expo – taking place Nov. 9-12 in Chicago’s McCormick Place – will offer more than 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees full access to special events, presentations, educational sessions and an industry night.

“People will come from around the world to hear new perspectives, gain industry exposure and grow their businesses and networks,” said John Catalano, show co-manager, FABTECH. “No matter what manufacturing background our attendees come from, there is something at FABTECH for everyone – the trick is planning for everything the event has to offer.”

Attendees will find live demonstrations of the latest technology and integrated solutions; one-on-one exchanges with exhibitors and industry leaders; and opportunities to attend keynote presentations, industry panels and educational sessions. Speakers and panel participants come from companies such as Dell, GE Ventures, Siemens and more. Additionally, NASCAR legend and champion Rusty Wallace will participate as the opening keynote speaker. 

Special Events

Numerous presentations, keynotes and panel sessions will be offered at FABTECH. Topics and events will include:

  • Running a Winning Organization
  • What Additive Manufacturing/3-D Printing Means for the Metal Fabrication Industry
  • Enterprise Security Risks: Is Your Company Protected?
  • Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech Tour
  • Innovation and the Future of Work in Advanced Manufacturing
  • State of the Industry Executive Outlook
  • Professional Welding Competition

Education Series

FABTECH 2015 will offer more than 100 education sessions, including content for every role within the manufacturing realm. Sessions will provide educational and training programs targeting technical, operational, lean manufacturing, economic and managerial segments to help attendees grow their business and gain industry knowledge.  

Industry Night

FABTECH 2015 will host an Industry Night, providing attendees the opportunity to strike up a game of bowling or billiards with industry partners and grow their network.     

To register to attend and find more information about FABTECH 2015, please visit    


FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry. The event provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience, attracting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees. The event is made possible by its five co-sponsors, all of whom representing the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include SME, the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI). Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.


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