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

2017 MESA International North American Conference

This event is included with your IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Show Conference Pass!

Find business value where “Manufacturing meets IT” at MESA’s annual conference. MESA, a non-profit, volunteer industry association, has lived at the intersection of Manufacturing and Information Technologies for over 25 years. They’re bringing their global community of thought leaders and industry professionals to Cleveland to help you discover the real value of Smart Manufacturing.

The Real Value of Smart Manufacturing

Tired of hearing about Smart Manufacturing? Ready to meet with people who live it everyday? Want practical steps to deliver results yourself? Then connect with MESA – industry professionals who volunteer to share best practices and further our collective thinking and move us all forward together.

Manufacturers, Producers and Solutions Providers alike come together within MESA to get past industry hype and focus on what’s real. There’s room for you!

The MESA NA Conference will have:

  • MESA members, Staff and volunteer leaders will be available throughout the conference (all 3 days!) to share ideas and insights with you.
  • MESA’s unConference – A ‘Smart Manufacturing Fix’ Event
  • If you have problems you want to fix, bring them to this pre-conference networking and problem-solving event. Meet MESA members and contributors who are in the trenches like you – and with you. Bring your challenges and get paired with like-minded MESA professionals with experience where you need it most. Leverage your new network at the conference to solve your biggest problems, and stay connected long after the event closes.
  • Smart Manufacturing Track, produced by MESA: one of the six tracks within the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo, brought to you by MESA International. MESA will shape the content and bring the subject matter experts that best demonstrate the “real value” of Smart Manufacturing. Sessions in this track will highlight the business value of solving plant and enterprise-level manufacturing challenges with IT-based solutions.

Who is MESA International?

MESA is a 26-year old not-for-profit industry association helping manufacturers understand the role and value of IT-based solutions in manufacturing. Our professional networks, Working Groups, subject matter expertise and educational materials are non-commercial and aimed at sharing best practices to raise the knowledge baseline for all of our members. For more about MESA, visit

Why co-locate with IndustryWeek?

IndustryWeek's focus on helping manufacturers improve their businesses aligns closely with MESA's mission. MESA's expertise in leveraging advanced IT-based solutions to give manufacturers a sustainable competitive advantage helps complete the picture IndustryWeek looks to paint. This collective team offers an opportunity to bring real value to industry in these uncertain times.

2017 Speakers will be announced shortly.