CLEVELAND, Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On April 1st-3rd, in Pittsburgh, PA, the Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo, an IndustryWeek event, will bring together manufacturing decision makers, from design to delivery, and keep them at the forefront of manufacturing’s digital transformation.

“This year’s event is unlike any other event; our goal is to give attendees a unique opportunity for a behind the scene look at growth strategies, implementation tactics on operations efficiencies, and an innovation roadmap on how top manufacturing are staying ahead of the market,” said Travis Hessman, IndustryWeek Chief Editor.

Whether you are on the digital transformation journey, challenged with the skills gap or on the endless quest for continuous improvement, we address the most critical and difficult issues facing manufacturing today. Offering real education and training with over 40 in-depth workshops and breakout sessions across seven tracks in manufacturing including: Smart Manufacturing, Factory Automation, Continuous Improvement Fundamentals, Advanced Continuous Improvement, Talent & Workforce, Supply Chain, and Leadership.

The event is anchored by three heavyweight keynotes:

  • PPG's Senior Vice President of Automotive Coatings Rebecca Liebert, who will demonstrate how global manufacturing excellence really works and how to achieve it;
  • Titan Gilroy from Titans of CNC, who is redefining industrial training; and
  • Fast Radius CEO Lou Rassey, who will demonstrate the innovative power of Industry 4.0.

With over 1,600+ attendees, networking festivities kick off with the Taste of Pittsburgh reception on April 1st at 4:00 p.m. with a welcome from Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto.  The Expo Hall will feature 100+ exhibitors and hands-on education with 20+ live demonstrations with mobile robots and augmented reality demos to an industrial fashion show. The jam-packed expo schedule includes a Live Hack presented by UL, 3D Printing Demonstration with BoXYZ, The Desktop Job Shop, RoboWars with the National Robotics League, The Exo-factor with Sarcos Robotics, to name a few. Free expo passes available

Also, conference attendees will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime night out with peers at the Night Out at Heinz Field, which includes behind-the-scenes stadium tour, dinner, drinks and some fun with casino games.

Why Pittsburgh?
“Manufacturing is thriving in Pittsburgh, so it’s the perfect location to host our event. It’s the home to some of the most talented and brightest thinkers in robotics, artificial intelligence, automated and connected vehicle technology. We look forward to bringing manufacturing professionals together to capitalize on the manufacturing design and technology revolution,” said Florence Torres, Manufacturing & Technology Conference and Expo Event Director.

See this innovation in action with manufacturing facility plant tours of GE Additive, MSA Safety, Seegrid, Philips -RIST Facility and Benshaw. The tours include a behind-the-scenes look at each facility's continuous improvement initiatives, use of technology and workforce best practices.

New this year, M&T will host an inaugural Women in STEM luncheon on April 2nd. Half of the proceeds will be donated toward scholarships to the local STEM program at Carnegie Mellon University, Girls of Steel.

Learn more about what is included in a conference pass by downloading our conference brochure.  Register for Manufacturing & Technology 2019, an IndustryWeek event, click here. Use code PR200 and get $200 off an individual or group registration or a free expo hall pass.

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners, they include some of the most innovative companies who are helping manufactures across the world transform their manufacturing facilities. Interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Dave Altany, Strategic Sales Director at Dave.Altany@Informa.com and 216-931-9245. 

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