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EVENT DATE
Nov 2017
M T W T F S S
06070809101112
EXPO DATE
Nov 2017
M T W T F S S
06070809101112

Venue

McCormick Place 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL 60616
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Type: Indoor - Convention Center

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FABTECH 2017

McCormick Place
B2B 750,000+ 50,000 1,700+

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Event Overview:

FABTECH provides a convenient 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 annual event at McCormick Place will offer more than 1,700 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees full access to over 750,000 net square feet of floor space.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

FABTECH is the place where the industry’s most influential buyers come to see the latest and greatest in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing. They seek out new technology and products to make their businesses more productive and profitable. No other event offers a better face-to-face opportunity to showcase your equipment and services to decision makers from around the world.

Value of Exhibiting
FABTECH is a solid, high-quality investment of your marketing dollars that yields exceptional value and positive results. Prepare to build brand awareness, expand market share, collect leads, write orders and increase profits. As an exhibitor, you’ll also position yourself above the competition.

Get the Lead on Leads
122,310 leads were collected at FABTECH 2015… an average of 72 leads per exhibitor. With expected attendance in excess of 50,000, FABTECH 2017 will generate the leads you need to succeed.

About SME:

SME has a rich and evolving heritage spanning more than 80 years. We serve the manufacturing industry as a nonprofit by promoting advanced manufacturing technology and developing a skilled workforce.

And, we work closely with manufacturers to share knowledge and resources that generate solutions meeting industry demands.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the FABTECH 2017? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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EVENT DETAILS

Primary Industry:
Machine Tools & Metal & Welding
Other Industries:
Coatings and Fabrication, Engineering, Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Manufacturing
Audience:
Metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding professionals from all levels.
Notes:
Attendee Statistics:

Job Function:
Owner, Executive Management 27%
16% Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineer
12% Manufacturing Production
8% Forman/Leader/Supervisor
4% Welder Machine Operator
3% Product Design and R&D
3% Purchasing
2% Distributor
14% Sales & Marketing
11% Other Job Functions

78% have influence over purchasing decisions
57% attend only FABTECH
47% were 1st time visitors
51% spend 2 or more days on the show floor
43% have equipment budgets of $200,000 or more
Show Owner:
SME
Sponsorship: Yes

Exhibitor Information +

Booth Details:

Booth Size
Booth Cost
Up to 299 sq. ft.
$33.50 per sq. ft.
300-999 sq. ft.
$32.50 per sq. ft.
1,000-1,999 sq. ft.
$31.00 per sq. ft.
2,000-4,999 sq. ft.
$30.50 per sq. ft.
Amenities
Electricity:
Yes - Unknown Price
Water:
n/a
Generator:
n/a
Marketing Vehicles Allowed:
Yes
Services
Yes
Show Owner
SME
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