Why Attend

Whether you're planning your first trip to Manufacturing & Technology, or you're coming back to join us again, the information below will prove useful when making your decision to attend.

Manufacturing & Technology 2020 - Excel


Find the latest trends, technologies, and solutions to meet the increasing demands of the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing & Technology 2020 - Learn


Case studies from best-in-class manufacturers that will share their innovative tactics to improve operating cost and being competitive in the global economy.

Manufacturing & Technology 2020 - Engage


Apply the latest developments in Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Supply Chain, Continuous Improvement, and other industry hot topics to your own initiatives.

Manufacturing & Technology 2020 - Network


Expand your peer network and make valuable new industry contacts.

Manufacturing & Technology 2020 - Energize


Break the routine for a few energizing days away from your organization.

Why Manufacturing & Technology?

Hear powerful keynotes from industry leaders who 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 the industry’s leading companies. 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 Orlando’s manufacturing companies.

Keep up to date with emerging technologies by walking the expo floor and discover companies that have solutions for your business needs. 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 2019 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.

Immerse Yourself

Conference Sessions

M&T 2020’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

Workshops & Tours

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.

Stay tuned as 2020 tours are confirmed!

Expo Hall

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


Expo floor education:
Master Class Theater
Autonomous Alley

Who Attends

Past Attendee Companies

✔ 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
✔ 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

Past Attendee Titles

✔ 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