Top 10 Manufacturing Events and Conferences

Fabtech, IMTS, Smart Factory Expo, Hannover Messe, Manufacturing Indonesia, NMW, JIMTOF and more are our Top 10 manufacturing events and conferences

10. ICIF China( China International Chemical Industry Fair)

Beijing, China

Since 1992, ICIF has been one of the best marketplaces for the Asian petroleum and chemical industry to strut its stuff, drawing in chemical manufacturers from the petrochemicals corner, to the energy sector, as well as service suppliers from equipment, storage and even smart manufacturing.

9. Manufacturing LIVE 


This year, Manufacturing Digital LIVE is highlighting the innovators changing the industry. Manufacturing Digital LIVE will stream to global virtual audiences on the 6th of December 2023, in an exclusive virtual event that delves into the future of Manufacturing.

With an impressive lineup of expert keynote speakers, interactive fireside chats and panel discussions, this event offers a crucial exploration into the disruptive forces shaping the industry. Register here

8. Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF)

Tokyo, Japan

JIMTOF is a trade show for machine tools and metalworking equipment, where local and global manufacturers present new technologies to make manufacturing smoother. JIMTOF is designed with visitors and exhibitors in mind - there are lectures and seminars, where cutting-edge technologies are explored, as well as programmes geared specifically for Students. 

7. The Manufacturing & Technology Show 

Cleveland, USA

Brought to you by IndustryWeek, The Manufacturing & Technology Show gives manufacturing professionals a chance to explore new ideas in the sector. It is uniquely designed to help manufacturing executives ‘improve their operational efficiency and thrive in an industry that demands constant change’.

6. National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 

Melbourne, Australia

Nestled on the Yarra River, manufacturers can get together for the National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne, Australia. The latest innovations, technologies and equipment in the advanced manufacturing sector will be showcased, allowing guests to witness technological evolution in a week-long celebration of manufacturing in Australia.

5. Manufacturing Indonesia 

Jakarta, Indonesia

Held in Jakarta, Indonesia, the beating heart of Southeast Asian innovation, the event hosts exhibitions covering machinery, equipment, materials and services, with a close look at finding the most cost-effective way to increase manufacturing business. This year, the event will be in a hybrid exhibition format, mixing the in-person exhibition with digital platforms.

4. Hannover Messe

Hanover, Germany

Born out of the ashes of the Second World War, Hannover Messe was founded in 1947. Now, it is one of the biggest industrial trade fairs, which covers a vast range of industrial technology sectors, boasting:

  • 1,870 speakers
  • 130,000 on-site attendees
  • 4,000 exhibitors
  • 14,000 products & solutions
  • 300 startups

3. Smart Factory Expo, (produced by Hennik Research, part of Nineteen Group

Birmingham, UK

Smart Factory Expo, led by The Manufacturer (produced by Hennik Research, part of Nineteen Group) reviews the latest innovations in Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and digital technologies transforming the manufacturing sector.

The aim of the event is to provide the modern manufacturing sector the solutions it need for a sector that is constantly adapting.

2. International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS)

Chicago, USA

The biennial trade show draws attention to machine tools and the newest manufacturing technology developments. IMTS 2022 was the 33rd edition of the show and took place at the McCormick Place complex, attracting buyers and sellers from 117 countries. Videos from previous shows and in-depth interviews with top manufacturing executives are available to watch for free on the IMTS website, giving potential guests an idea of what to expect. 

1. Fabtech

Chicago, USA

Fabtech is as fabulous as it sounds - gathering the biggest fabricators and welders working in the manufacturing sector from across North America. Each year, a different location is chosen, giving more local manufacturers a chance to see what Fabtech has to offer. This year, hot on the heels of IMTS, Fabtech took place at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event is sponsored by SME, the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI).


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