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MFG 2020 to be Held April 1-5 in Fort Lauderdale

By Association for Manufacturing Technology Press Release

MCLEAN, Va.— The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has announced that The MFG Meeting will be held April 1-5, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

“In its ninth year, AMT’s annual MFG Meeting has become an annual tradition for AMT members to network with their peers and learn from industry thought leaders. Presentations focus on the most important issues in the market today — transformational technology, economic forecasts, business leadership, and industry best practices to attract a variety of interests and all leadership levels. As always, we include a number of social activities for relaxed networking with peers as well as a program for spouses,” said Pat McGibbon, chief knowledge officer, AMT.

The MFG Meeting speakers include:

  • Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, and one of the country’s most informed economists, will share his insights and forecasts on the global and manufacturing economies, the upcoming business cycle, and key trends.
  • Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, best-selling author, and one of the nation’s most respected political analysts, will share his predictions for the 2020 presidential election as well as 2020 elections for the House, the Senate, and governorships, and what they will mean for manufacturing.
  • Colette Carlson, motivational speaker and author, will share her experience and recommendations on creating and sustaining effective connections in the workplace that drive productivity, engagement, and collaboration.

The MFG Meeting also features a two-day Spouse Program, which includes shopping on Las Olas Boulevard and a self-defense class led by Fearless and Female founder Cindy Coughenour. The event also includes the Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K race and a golf tournament at the Grande Oaks Golf Club. Additionally, Fort Lauderdale offers a wide variety of dining and shopping options for all tastes and budgets as well as activities for children.

The Al Moore AMT Leadership Award — given annually to members of the manufacturing technology community who have demonstrated a lifetime of dedication in the manufacturing industry — will be awarded to two industry legends: Lee Morris of Morris Group and Brian Papke of Mazak Corp.

The MFG Meeting event sponsors include BIG Kaiser, DP Technology, Erowa, GIE Media, Heidenhain, MachineMetrics, “Modern Machine Shop” magazine, Pat Mooney Saws, the Up App!, HEH group, EDA – Randall-Reilly, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Reshoring Initiative, US Bank, Schunk, and Athena. Select sponsorship opportunities for The MFG Meeting are still available. To learn more, contact Bill Herman at

For more information about the event and to register, visit

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