M&T 2019 is the new game changer

The one-stop experience that brings together manufacturing decision makers, from design to delivery, and keeps them at the forefront of manufacturing’s digital transformation. 

Whether you're planning your first trip to M&T, or you are a repeat attendee, the information below will prove useful.


  • Hear from powerful keynotes from Titans of CNC, and many others. These leaders will offer innovative ideas, compelling insights, and effective strategies to improve your operations.
  • Choose from multiple breakout sessions that have over 50 expert speakers from companies like Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Martinrea International, Steel Partners and many more. Learn from their past experiences and discover strategies and best practices that will give your company a sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Learn how to lead your employees through manufacturing's digital transformation.
  • View best practices in action on a plant tour of companies like MSA, Seegrid, Philips - RIST Facility, and Benshaw
  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies by walking the expo floor and discover companies that have solutions for your business needs. New and expanded for 2019: View live demos of products, technologies, and services that can alter the face of manufacturing in your facilities in the new Master Class Theater, Product Launch Pad and Autonomous Alley.
  • Learn from the class of 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants winners who have "been there, done that."
  • Network with over 1,600 like-minded individuals and share best practices and ideas through receptions, meal times and a special Night Out Event at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers  
  • Why Pittsburgh? Manufacturing is thriving in Pittsburgh.
    • Ranked 8th nationally for manufacturing output.
    • 3,000+ manufacturing businesses local.
    • 100,000+ manufacturing professionals in Pittsburgh Metro area.
    • Top manufacturing employers include: ATI, Alcoa, Boeing, Covestro, GE, Heinz Co., PPG, U.S. Steel, Wabtec, and Westinghouse.
    • Home to some of the best manufacturing universities including: Carnegie Mellon, Lehigh University, Penn State University, and University of Pittsburgh.
    • Pittsburgh and the convention center are easily accessed by car, air and public transportation.


M&T 2019's conference program will provide you access to 36+ sessions and 6+ in-depth workshops. Featuring 7 different tracks: Smart Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Fundamentals, Advanced Continuous Improvement, Leadership, Automation, Talent Management, and Supply Chain. Hear from some of the biggest and brightest industry thought leaders as they discuss various topics related to manufacturing and technology. Take away ideas, insights and effective strategies to improve your overall operations program. 


  • Women in STEM
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Expo Floor Education: See Expo Hall below.


Our re-imagined expo floor allows attendees to experience some of today’s most innovative solutions first-hand. Exhibitors offer a wide offering of products and services including automation, software, robotics, 3D, wearables, operations, workforce, material handling, supply chain, safety, and machine tools.



Our most popular feature—Plant Tours! Benchmark your operations and learn best practices from world-class manufacturing facilities. Plant tours include a behind-the-scenes look at each facility's continuous improvement initiatives, use of technology, and workforce best practices. Each offers a guided tour of local manufacturers and provides time for questions and answers at the conclusion of the tour. Tour seats are limited, so register early.


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  1. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the growth strategies and innovation road maps top manufacturers use to stay ahead of the market
  2. Discover new strategies to overcome the skills gap and recruit a new generation of workers
  3. Arm your team with the skills and strategies needed to master the digital technology revolution
  4. Update your lean and continuous improvement tools to maximize efficiency and reduce waste
  5. Meet and exchange ideas with peers in your markets and industries
  6. Meet the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants winners and learn their strategies for operations excellence
  7. Engage with top executives from key manufacturing companies in exclusive keynote presentations


✔ 3M
✔ Abbott
✔ Allied Telsis
✔ American Greetings
✔ AW North Carolina
✔ Bayer
✔ B Braun Medical
✔ Boeing
✔ Bombardier
✔ Bosch
✔ Boston Scientific
✔ Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
✔ Caterpillar
✔ Cisco Systems
✔ Citrix
✔ Cormetech
✔ Dassault Systemes
✔ Deere-Hitachi
✔ Dell Technologies
✔ DowDuPont
✔ DuPont Sustainable Solutions
✔ Edward LifeSciences
✔ EY
✔ FedEx

✔ Ford Motor Company
✔ GE
✔ GE Aviation
✔ GE Automation & Controls
✔ GE Healthcare
✔ Genentech
✔ General Mills
✔ Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
✔ Google
✔ Harley-Davidson Motor Company
✔ Hitachi Cable America
✔ Honda Aircraft
✔ Honeywell
✔ HP
✔ Hunter Douglas
✔ Hy-Tek Material Handling
✔ iBASEt
✔ Ingersoll Rand
✔ iBASEt
✔ Ingersoll Rand
✔ Intel Corporation
✔ Intertape Polymer Group

✔ John Deere Turf Care
✔ Johnson & Johnson
✔ Johnson & Johnson DePuy Synthes
✔ Johnson Controls
✔ Kellogg Company
✔ Keystone Foods
✔ Kraft Heinz
✔ Lean Enterprise Institute
✔ Lenovo
✔ Lexmark
✔ Lincoln Electric
✔ Lockheed Martin
✔ Merck Manufacturing
✔ Michelin North America
✔ Microsoft
✔ MillerCoors
✔ Mondelez International
✔ Novo Nordisk
✔ NYX Inc.
✔ Oracle
✔ Orbital ATK
✔ Panasonic
✔ Parker Hannifin
✔ Philip Morris USA
✔ Philips
✔ Philips Lighting

✔ Philips Respironics
✔ Procter & Gamble
✔ Purdue
✔ R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. 
✔ Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.
✔ Renewal by Anderson
✔ Rockwell Automation
✔ Salesforce
✔ SC Johnson
✔ Schneider Electric
✔ Sherwin-Williams Company
✔ Siemens
✔ Sonoco
✔ Steel Partners
✔ Status Technologies
✔ Swagelok Co.
✔ Tesla
✔ Textron Aviation
✔ Thermo Fisher Scientific
✔ TimkenSteel
✔ Toray Plastics
✔ Toyota Manufacturing North America
✔ Thermo Fisher Scientific
✔ TimkenSteel
✔ Toray Plastics
✔ Toyota Manufacturing North America
✔ Toyota Motor Corp
✔ Tyson Foods
✔ U.S. Department of Commerce
✔ Universal Robots
✔ US Postal Service
✔ Usermind
✔ Verizon
✔ Walt Disney World Company
✔ Whirlpool Corporation
✔ Zeon Chemicals
✔ Zimmer Biomet



✔ Chief Executive Officer
✔ Director of IT
✔ Chief Operating Officer
✔ EVP of Manufacturing
✔ Design Engineer
✔ Engineering Director
✔ Plant Manager
✔ VP of Operations
✔ Director of Manufacturing
✔ Director of Continuous Improvement
✔ Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
✔ VP of Supply Chain
✔ Director of Supply Chain
✔ Compliance Director
✔ Sr. Quality Engineer
✔ VP of Quality
✔  Director of Quality