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FABTECH provides a  convenient 'one stop shop' venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers,  see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to  improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.


Don’t miss your best opportunity to:

• Reach new prospects with purchasing power

• Demonstrate equipment to key buyers

• Introduce new products and applications

• Gain access to owners, presidents and other high-level executives

Only FABTECH delivers the value your business needs to succeed. It’s the ideal forum to generate leads, increase sales and strengthen your brand. Reserve your booth today!


Serious buyers with purchasing plans come to FABTECH to see:

Arc Welding


Bending & Forming

Brazing & Soldering

Business Services

Coil Processing


Fastening & Joining

Finishing/Paint & Powder Coating


Gases & Gas Equipment


Inspection & Testing

Job Shop/Contract Mfg.



Maintenance & Repair

Material Handling

Metal Suppliers

Plate & Structural Fabricating

Press Brakes


Resistance Welding


Roll Forming

Safety & Environmental


Software, Machine Controls


Thermal Spraying

Tool & Die


Tube & Pipe Fabricating or Welding

Tube & Pipe Producing

Welding Consumables

Welding Machines

Top Ten Industries Attendees Represent:






Heavy Equipment





Other Transportation

About SME:

Founded in 1932 with 33 members, SME was originally named the Society of Tool Engineers. A year later, it was renamed the American Society of Tool Engineers (ASTE). From 1960-69 it was known as the American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers (ASTME). It became the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 1970. In 2012, the SME Board of Directors elected to adopt SME as the brand of the organization and therefore discontinue the use of its full legal name, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The organization is now referred to as SME.

SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME shares knowledge to advance manufacturing. At SME, we are making the future. Together.

Don't wait to register for the FABTECH 2014. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues, 10am-6pm; Wed, 9am-5pm; Thurs, 9am-4pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Machine Tools & Metal & Welding
Other Industries: Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Manufacturing
Estimated Attendance: 27,000
Audience: Metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding professionals from all levels.
Notes: Attendees' Job Functions:
President, CEO, Top-Level Management, Job Shop Owner 31%
Manufacturing Engineering, Product Design/R&D 17%
Manufacturing Production 9%
Foreman/Leader/Supervisor 7%
Welder/Machine Operator 3%
Distributor 3%
Purchasing 2%
Sales & Marketing 15%
Other Job Functions 13%

FABTECH 2013: Largest Show in History:
The recently completed show in Chicago set records for numbers of attendees and exhibitors as well as for floor space. A total of 40,667 attendees, and 1,573 spread across 650,000 square feet of exhibits at McCormick Place.
Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Venue Phone: (404) 223-4000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:1,400
Event Square Footage:500,000+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details:

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Up to 299 sq. ft. $31 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
300-999 sq. ft. $30 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
1,000-1,999 sq. ft. $29 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
2,000-4,999 sq. ft. $28.50 per sq. ft.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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For assistance reserving your preferred exhibit space, please contact a member of our experienced sales team.

Forming & Fabricating/
Tube & Pipe Exhibitors (A-L)
Jim Gorzek, FMA

(800) 432-2832 ext. 269

Forming & Fabricating/
Tube & Pipe Exhibitors (M-Z)
Cara Collins, SME

(800) 733-3976 ext.3126

Welding Exhibitors
Joe Krall, AWS

(800) 443-9353 ext.297

Tool & Die Exhibitors
Roger Judson, PMA

(800) 541-5336

Tool & Die Exhibitors
Doug Trout, PMA

(216) 901-8800

Finishing Exhibitors
Andy Goyer, CCAI

(941) 373-1830

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