NMW opens with five partner shows
National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows.
National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows. Co-located with Assembly Technology Expo, Electronics Assembly Show, Plastics USA/Plastec Midwest, Medical Design and Manufacturing Midwest, and the Green Manufacturing Expo, NMW will again be comprised of the Design Engineering, Plant Engineering, Industrial Automation and Enterprise IT pavilions.
Conferences at NMW begin Monday, Sept. 22, with topics ranging from business strategies for sustainability to rapid prototyping to Lean maintenance and quality management, among others.
Two keynote events are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23. At 9 a.m., a panel discussion on practicing sustainability features panelists Greg Sebasky, senior vice president and CEO for Philips Healthcare; Leslie Collins of Hewlett Packard; and Rick Rommel, vice president of Best Buy. At 1 p.m., Daniel S. Sullivan, U.S. Department of State, presents Free Trade: Strengthening America and its Partners .
NMW: The nuts & bolts
Dates : Sept. 23-25
Venue : Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Hours of operation : 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey