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Event Overview:

FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago, IL November 9-12, 2015. The four day show will cover 550,000+ net square feet of floor space throughout the North, South, and C level halls at McCormick Place. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the show floor with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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.

The show will encompass three halls at McCormick Place, the North Hall, South Hall and C Level Hall. Attendees will find a variety of technologies pavilions dedicated to Forming & Fabricating, Tube & Pipe, METALFORM, Welding, Thermal Spray, and Finishing.

Exhibitor Information:

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:

SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.

Don't wait to register for the FABTECH 2015. 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: 11/09/2015 - 11/12/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 11/09/2015 - 11/12/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues, 9am-5pm; Wed, 9am-5pm; Thurs, 9am-3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Machine Tools & Metal & Welding
Other Industries: Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Manufacturing
Estimated Attendance: 40,000
Previous Attendance: 40,667
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding professionals from all levels.
Notes: Attendee Statistics:

Job Function:
Owner, Company Mgmt./Corporate Executive 29%
Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineer 18%
Manufacturing Production 9%
Foreman/Leader/Supervisor 8%
Welder/Machine Operator 3%
Product Design and R&D 3%
Purchasing 3%
Distributor 2%
Sales & Marketing 14%
Other Job Functions 11%

Type of Company:
Job Shop/Contract Manufacturer 37%
OEM 20%
Supplier 15%
Dealer/Distributor 9%
Other 19%
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:1,500+
Event Square Footage:550,000+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Available January 2015. For information, see

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Up to 299 sq. ft. $32 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
300-999 sq. ft. $31 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
1,000-1,999 sq. ft. $29.75 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
2,000-4,999 sq. ft. $29.25 per sq. ft.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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2014 Exhibitors:


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

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

Jim Gorzek, FMA
(800) 432-2832 ext.269
Email Jim Gorzek

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

Cara Collins, SME
(800) 733-3976 ext. 3126
Email Cara Collins

Tool & Die Exhibitors

Doug Trout, PMA
(216) 901-8800
Email Doug Trout

Welding Exhibitors
Joe Krall, AWS
(800) 443-9353 ext. 297
Email Joe Krall

Finishing Exhibitors
Andy Goyer, CCAI
(941) 373-1830
Email Andy Goyer

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