Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis opens registrations, brings high-calibre training and vendors across the entire lifecycle from design to manufacturing product development

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minneapolis Advanced Manufacturing – the Midwest’s only annual end-to-end design and manufacturing event bringing together engineering and manufacturing experts at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis (D&M), MinnPack and Plastec, – has opened registration for participants and the press.

Taking place from November 2-3 to Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis hosts more than 450 exhibitors, along with special keynotes, panels, information sessions, networking events, and features tailored to the needs of engineering and manufacturing professionals. Attendees and the press can get front-row access to live demonstrations, education and speakers by registering here.

“Minneapolis is one of the nation’s most important areas for innovation in medical technology, packaging, automation technology, design and manufacturing, and materials design,” said Suzanne Deffree, Group Events Director, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis. “There is a critical need for industry-wide connection and discovery of new technologies, and attendees can find it all under one roof at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis.”

Minneapolis is home to more than 8,300 manufacturers in a range of categories, with computer and electronics, food and beverage, machinery, medical technology, aerospace, and plastic and rubber products ranking in the top 10 major industries, according to a 2021 report from the National Association of Manufacturers. The state has seen impressive market growth over the past 10 years, with Minnesota‘s manufacturing output growing from $38 billion in 2010 to over $52 billion in 2020, supporting more than one million jobs in statewide and representing 42% of Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota.

In addition to bringing together MD&M, ATX, Design & Manufacturing, MinnPack, and Plastec, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis partners with several global and local engineering and manufacturing organizations to ensure November’s event truly provides a comprehensive view of engineering, as well as all Midwestern contributions to the global manufacturing ecosystem. The event will host the partners below at the Minneapolis Convention Center, as it allows attendees to gain expert insights into a broad spectrum of manufacturing with just their Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis registration.

  • SMTA International: Produced by Eden Prairie, MN, Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), an international association for electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals seeking to improve processes through best practices and real-world solutions, SMTA International, provides research and solutions across the electronics manufacturing markets, including advanced design and manufacturing industries in its conference and exhibition.

  • AM Medical: The AM Medical Summit, powered by ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers), offers an interactive and collaborative environment with vital opportunities to see and touch new applications, experience consultations and extensive training, and exclusive on-site tours of key production and R&D facilities.

  • Minnesota Quality Conference: Presented by MNASQ (the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society for Quality), the Minnesota Quality Conference is for professionals whose goal is to ensure that a product or service can meet or exceed their needs, with training and exhibitors available at the event.

  • Other partners include Saint Louis Park, MN, VSI Labs, a provider of applied research on integrating ADAS and AD solutions; MBOLD, a coalition of Minnesota food and agriculture leaders and innovators; the Twin Cities Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Dress for Success Twin Cities, aimed at empowering every woman through employment; and the Minnesota hunger relief organization Second Harvest Heartland.

Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis is also supported by leading media brands: Battery Technology, MD+DI, Design News, Packaging Digest, Plastics Today and Powder, Bulk & Solids.

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