May 8-10, 2017
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

IW M&T Show


Sunday, May 7

8:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Move In

Monday, May 8

6:30am – 6:00pm Registration Open / Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast for Conference Pass Attendees
8:00am – 12:00pm Exhibitor Move In
7:00am – 4:00pm Plant Tours - Global Center Ballroom
9:00am - 12:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops:
  • Future Trends for Continuing Professional Education - Room 3
  • Corporate College Lean Supply Chain - Room 4
  • Smart Manufacturing - Starting the Digital Journey - Room 5
11:30am – 1:30pm Boxed Lunches (Workshop & Tour attendees)
1:00pm – 4:30pm MESA Smart Manufacturing Fix Event
1:30pm – 4:30pm Pre-Conference Workshops:
  • Smart Devices and Systems - Room 3
  • How to Approach Innovation in a Way That Drives Real Results: The Tools, Techniques, and Thought Process Your Organization Needs to Succeed - Room 4
  • Preparing Today's Multi-Generational Workforce for Smart Manufacturing - Room 5
2:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
  • Drones Take Flight (MAIN STAGE)
  • Test Drive an Award-Winning Robot (MAIN STAGE)
  • New Innovations from Rockwell Automation that drives instant value in productivity! (MAIN STAGE)
  • 2017 NED Innovation Award Presentation (MAIN STAGE)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Networking Cocktail Reception (Drinks & Food)

Tuesday, May 9

6:30am – 4:00pm Registration / Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 7:15am Breakfast Buffet
7:30am – 8:45am Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote
9:00am – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am – 10:00am

Conference Breakout Session #1

10:00am – 11:00am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 12:00pm Show Floor Activity
  • Energizing the Future of Manufacturing: Current, powered by GE (MAIN STAGE)
  • Get the 3D Printing Experience: Ultimaker (Booth 618)
  • Get Hands-On with Collaborative Robotics: Universal Robots (Booth 319)
  • Achieving Quality Data Management: Zeiss PiWeb (MAIN STAGE)
11:15am - 12:15pm Conference Breakout Session #2
12:30pm – 1:45pm Lunch/Keynote & IW Best Plants Awards
2:00pm – 3:00pm Conference Breakout Session #3
2:00pm - 5:00pm Show Floor Activity
  • Process Control Gets Real: Kepware (Booth 325)
  • Wearables: Augmenting your Workforce, Connecting You to Your Data: Intel & Upskill (MAIN STAGE)
  • Watch the 3D Printed Live-Build Take Shape: Stratasys (Live 3D Printing Demo Area)
  • The Manufacturing Cloud: True Multi-Tenant SaaS ERP for Manufacturing: Plex (Booth 119)
  • NED Presents: Q&A with the Father of Industrial Exoskeletons (MAIN STAGE)
3:00pm – 4:00pm Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
4:15pm – 5:15pm Conference Breakout Session #4
6:30pm Special Event / Night Out

Wednesday, May 10

6:30am – 1:30pm Registration / Badge Pick Up
6:30am – 7:15am Breakfast Buffet (Conference Attendees)
7:30am – 8:30am Conference Breakout Session #5
8:15am – 8:45am Breakfast Buffet (Exhibit Hall Attendees)
8:45am – 10:00am Keynote Presentation
10:00am - 11:15am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10:00am – 2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:00am - 12:00pm Show Floor Activity
  • Mass Action Suit: Augmenting the Human-powered Supply Chain with Exoskeletons: SuitX (MAIN STAGE)
  • Prizes Awarded (MAIN STAGE)
  • Getting Immediate Value from "Thing" Data: Rockwell Automation (Booth 109)
  • The Power of Cloud Robotics: Universal Robots/Tend (Expo Floor)
  • Identify High-Value Plant Improvements: Sight Machine (MAIN STAGE)
  • Know it All. A Location Strategy for Supply Chain Precision. (MAIN STAGE)
11:30am – 12:30pm Conference Breakout Session #6
12:45pm – 1:45pm

Closing Luncheon Keynote Panel  - Taking That One Giant Leap: Best Practices and strategies for getting started on your first IIoT project

1:45pm Conference Concludes
2:00pm Exhibit Hall Closes
2:00pm - 5:00pm Exhibitor Move Out