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FABTECH 2016, North America's largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating,
welding and finishing industries, will return to Las Vegas for the first
time in four years this Nov. 16-18. The expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, hosting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 28,000
attendees for three action-packed days.
FABTECH is North America's largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. The event provides
a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth
experience, attracting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 28,000
attendees. The event is made possible by its five co-sponsors,
all of whom representing the varied and diverse makeup of
the manufacturing industry. They include SME, the American
Welding Society, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
International, the Precision Metalforming Association and
the Chemical Coaters Association International.
Boxing legend, successful entrepreneur and author Sugar
Ray Leonard will help kick off FABTECH 2016 as the show's
opening keynote speaker. He will share his inspirational story
of achievement with attendees and how his approach to life can
help others strive for greatness.
"We are very excited to come back to Las Vegas for this year's
show," says John Catalano, SME show co-manager, FABTECH.
"Every year, FABTECH attracts the best that the metal fabricating industry has to offer and that especially holds true when
we visit Las Vegas. Attendees from any manufacturing background will find value in attending all three days of the event
through exploring new innovations, networking with prospective business partners and broadening industry perspectives."
With more than 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space,
attendees will encounter the metal industry's latest ideas and
technologies at FABTECH's live product demonstrations, keynote presentations and expert-led panels. Visitors can com-

pare products side-by-side and find strategies and solutions for
becoming more competitive.
Amid this year's unique program offerings, attendees will
have ample opportunity to network face-to-face with industry
executives, leaders and expert speakers to share knowledge
and expand new business opportunities.
Some of the numerous presentations, keynotes and panel
sessions available to attendees at FABTECH 2016 include:
* The Power to Win!
* State of the Industry: Post-Election Analysis
* Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech Tour
* Development Trends in Additive Manufacturing and 3D
Printing
* Advanced Manufacturing: Creating Competitive Advantages
for Fabricators
* RUN4MFG 5K Walk/Run
* Shop Talk with "Counting Cars" Cast
* Welders Without Borders: Welding Thunder Team Fabrication Competition
FABTECH 2016 will deliver attendees more than 100 education
sessions through all three days of the event. The array of session
topics are designed to offer relevant information to all exhibitors
and attendees, no matter their manufacturing disciplines.
The programs will help give participants the necessary tools
to explore new business strategies and empower their companies to improve best practices. mt
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