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Event Overview:

Owned by the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Gear Expo is a biennial event and the world’s only conference and expo designed exclusively for the gear industry.

For three days, gear buyers and manufacturers network and build relationships that benefit their respective companies. Attendees see firsthand the latest technology on the market and discuss trends in the industry with experts. Exhibitors have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with attendees and other exhibitors and will display more than 750,000 pounds of machinery on the show floor!

Thousands of professionals from around the United States, international manufacturing hubs, and emerging markets conduct profitable business transactions and collaborate on the innovations that make their operations more streamlined.

Exhibitor Information:

Why exhibit at Gear Expo? To get leads and sales!

Face-to-face is the best way to sell your product and with the thousands of gear manufacturers and buyers who attend Gear Expo, including CEOs, owners, presidents, engineers, marketing and sales managers, consultants and other executives, this is a perfect opportunity for you and your company to increase your profits.

Past exhibitors have given high marks on the superior quality of attendees that represent industries such as defense, automotive, aerospace, agriculture and construction.

Gear Expo has it all -

  • 73% of attendees have final say or direct influence on purchasing.
  • 69% of attendees said meeting with current vendors was an important factor in their decision to attend Gear Expo.
  • Nearly 60% of attendees indicated that looking for new suppliers was among the top reasons they attended Gear Expo.
  • Many Gear Expo exhibitors create partnerships with both attendees and other exhibitors — giving them two audiences at one great show.

Visitors traveled from 38 states and 24 countries to meet with exhibitors to solve their gearing, problems, find new sources for materials, and increase their productivity and profitability.

Who Should Exhibit?

Gear Expo exhibitors represent the entire gear manufacturing process from raw materials to inspection.

In addition, gear and gearbox manufacturers exhibit to a wide variety of end user companies that attend Gear Expo.

Cutting Tools, Workholding and Related Products

  • Broaches
  • Cutting Tools
  • Diamond Dressing Tools
  • Hobs
  • Tooling Supplies
  • Workholding Devices

Gear Materials

  • Forgings
  • Plastics/Polymers
  • Powder Metallurgy

Gear Products

  • Bevel Gears
  • Gear Blanks
  • Plastic and Helical Gears
  • Internal Gears
  • Splines/Shafts
  • Spur Gears
  • Custom/Prototype Gears
  • Worm Gears

Gearboxes/Enclosed Drives

  • Helical/Bevel and Custom Built Gearboxes
  • Planetary and Epicyclic Drives
  • Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers
  • Transmissions
  • Worms

Machine Tools

  • Cutting
  • Hobbing
  • Grinding
  • Milling
  • Rebuilding
  • Machine Accessories

Here are just a few of the many services Gear Expo exhibitors cover:

  • Balancing
  • Breakdown/Premium
  • Coating
  • Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Gear Finishing
  • Gear Grinding
  • Gear Polishing
  • Honing
  • Injection Molding
  • Inspection
  • Metal to Plastic Conversion
  • Milling
  • And more

About AGMA:

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants, and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture, and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment.

This is a biennial event.

Co-located with Heat Treat.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the Gear Expo 2015.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/20/2015 - 10/22/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 10/20/2015 - 10/22/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues, 9am-6pm; Wed, 9am-5pm, Networking Reception, 5-6pm; Thurs, 9am-4pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Machine Tools & Metal & Welding
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Machine Tools & Metal & Welding, Manufacturing
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: THOUSANDS OF GEAR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ATTEND GEAR EXPO, including CEOs, owners, presidents, engineers, marketing and sales managers, consultants and other executives.
Notes: Attendees by Job Function:
26% Sales & Marketing
13.6% Manufacturing Engineer
12.7% Owner/CEO/President
11.3% Engineering (Other)
9.4% Design Engineer
9.1% Purchasing and Operations Management
5.1% Executive Engineering Manager
Venue: Cobo Center
Venue Phone: (313) 877-8777
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Conference Hotel URL:
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)
Show Manager:National Trade Productions, Inc. (NTP)
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
AGMA Members $22 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Non-Members $24.50 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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