Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis drew its largest audience since 2016, with more than 5,000 verified registrants and 595 exhibitors in attendance at the Minneapolis Convention Center Nov. 2-3, 2022. The event included co-located shows Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis (D&M), MinnPack, Plastec, and Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M).
Highlighted at the event was the Midwest's impact in the manufacturing sector. In 2021, manufacturers in Minnesota accounted for over 13% of the total output in the state and employed more than 11% of the workforce, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis added to these positive trends, bringing $5.2 million in revenue to the city and supporting 3,590 manufacturing jobs through this year’s event, reported show organizer Informa Markets - Engineering, also the publisher of Design News.
“The Midwest is positioned as a leader in national and global manufacturing. Having such an engaged audience across a volume of specialized verticals creates the perfect environment for exhibitors to cultivate unique relationships and yield significant results onsite,” shared Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director, in a news release. “We are proud of the high-caliber thought leadership and brand power that was showcased at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, as well as the local industry support that continues to drive the Midwestern manufacturing and engineering.”
Attendees from the following companies and more were at the event: 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, Dassault Systèmes, Dupont, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, GE Healthcare, General Mills, Honeywell Aerospace, Hormel Foods, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Land O'Lakes, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Meta, Nextern, Nike, Nordson Medical, Olympus, Philips, Protolabs, Smiths Medical, Stryker, and Target.
The event included several notable speakers, such as John Ellis, futurist and president of JTE Consulting, who spoke about the impact of 3D printing in the automotive industry; and Mark Wehde, chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, who shared his take on medtech in "The Future of Healthcare is Happening Now." Registrants will have access to select recorded sessions, in addition to exhibitor lists and guest networking until Dec. 9, using the Smart Event platform.
Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Oct. 10-11, 2023.