The top 10 manufacturing conferences for 2024

01 Mar 2024 · 8
Output in the Manufacturing market is projected to amount , with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9% from now until 2028. 
While the industry faces challenges such as geopolitical uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, and increasing regulations, manufacturing growth doesn’t seem to be slowing— there’s plenty for you to stay on top of! 
This year’s global manufacturing conferences promise to bring together global thought leaders and industry experts to discuss the future of manufacturing and how you can be a part of some of these huge changes in the works. 
Whether you’re looking to accelerate your business or learn something new, these top ten manufacturing conferences—which we’ve divided by region—will help you get there!

The best manufacturing conferences in North America

  • 9th - 11th April, 2024
  • Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA
The IPC Apex Expo Electronic Circuits World Convention this year is the perfect event if you’re a manufacturing professional looking to keep up with industry standards and certifications. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in hands-on training and high-caliber technical conferences. and learn about the latest technology in electronics manufacturing
You can expect to gain insights into crucial topics such as improving production processes and increasing your manufacturing efficiency—all while maintaining product quality. The event will feature a world-class trade show that allows you to network with suppliers and industry influencers. 
Keynote industry leaders speaking include Dr. John W. Mitchell, President and CEO of IPC, and Paul Bailey, Former Principal Concept Technical Director for Walt Disney Imagineering.
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  • 13th - 16 May, 2024
  • Hilton Albany, Albany, New York, USA
The ASMC is one of the world’s leading international manufacturing events. The conference will discuss innovative solutions for improving manufacturing expertise in the semiconductor industry. The focus this year will be on key operational insights and technical strategies to address challenges in the industry. 
Whether you’re an integrated circuit manufacturer or a process engineer, mark the dates for this year's conference if you want to learn more about the latest innovations, research, and trends in semiconductor manufacturing.
  • 24th - 26th June, 2024
  • Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California, USA
Sensors Converge is one of North America's largest electronics events for design engineers. If you’re itching to learn about technology innovations to help you design smarter systems, this one’s for you. 
The themes for this year’s event are sensing, processing, and connecting. The event offers more than 80 educational sessions, panel discussions, and workshops. Everything is focused on exploring applications driving smart sensor innovation into the new era of sustainability
Expect knowledge sharing and expert training on the Internet of Things (IoT), processors, software, and connectivity solutions. 
Keynote speakers include Erik Kling, President & Head of IoT Americas at Vodafone Business, and Tatiana Zander, Director of Disruptive Technologies at Ericsson. Not one to miss.
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  • 9th - 14th September, 2024
  • McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The International Manufacturing Technology (IMTS) show is one of the world's largest trade shows for sellers and drivers of manufacturing technology. It’s a hub for innovation, ideas, and technology featuring more than 2,000 exhibitors! 
If you’re a manufacturer eager to learn more about the latest innovations and technologies in your world, then what are you waiting for? Grab your ticket and join discussions around cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing, automation, robotics, and digital transformation
  • 15th - 17th October, 2024
  • Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
Fabtech, North America’s largest metal-forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, is happening again this year, showcasing the metal manufacturing industry's most advanced technologies. The event is an opportunity to discover innovative solutions in manufacturing and supply chain, and a chance to meet with 1,500+ world-class suppliers.
At this event, you’ll learn how to reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase profits. Sit in on seminars from industry insiders, decision-makers, innovators, and technology experts in metal-forming.
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The must-see manufacturing conferences in Oceania

  • 12th - 13th March, 2024
  • TBC, Wellington, New Zealand 
The eagerly awaited ICAMME-24 comes back to Wellington this year, proudly hosted by World Academics. If you’re interested in learning about the latest advancements and innovations in the materials, mechanical, and manufacturing engineering fields, this event is the one for you. 
 You can expect plenty of presentations and expert panels in the field of manufacturing. It's also an excellent networking opportunity, providing you the chance to engage in high-level discussions and build international collaborations. Plus, if you can’t make it in person—you can also join online for a reduced fee. This is advanced manufacturing at its finest!
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The top manufacturing conference in Africa to consider

  • 12th - 13th March, 2024
  • Vittoria Suites, Kisumu, Kenya
This interdisciplinary conference is one of the best events for startups—you'll hear from top researchers and industry experts on the future of mechanical engineering and leading manufacturing initiatives.
If you’re a manufacturing professional seeking to learn more about your industry, this is the event for you. The conference nestled on the crest of Lake Victoria presents you with an opportunity to participate in stimulating case discussions and access new, promising research ideas.
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The must-attend manufacturing conferences in Europe

  • 15th - 16th March, 2024
  • Hilton Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
If you're eager to delve deeper into recent innovations in the material and manufacturing technology arena, then don’t miss this one. 
The event will also have a wonderful space for scientific presentations, including academic and commercial exhibitions. This conference is tailor-made for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts passionate about manufacturing technology
Secure your spot today for an exceptional event that promises to be equal parts memorable as it does useful—nestled in the heart of Amsterdam. 
  • 5th - 6th September, 2024
  • Holiday Club Caribia, Turku, Finland
Pack your bags for the 24th ICMMMET. It's a gathering designed for academicians, students, and researchers to dive deep into the world of manufacturing models and metrics. Engage in networking opportunities, sit in on plenary sessions, workshops, and interactive presentations. 
This is your chance to connect with global manufacturing scholars, share advancements, and explore the latest news in the field. If you're eager to dig into the nuances of manufacturing models and metrics, this is your golden ticket. Secure your spot today and be part of a transformative experience in Turku. 
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  • 9th - 10th April, 2024
  • Park Hotel am Berliner Tor, Hamburg, Germany
The ICSIM brings together industry scholars and experts in smart manufacturing for this two-day event. With awards for the best presentations up for grabs, it plans to provide participants a platform to listen, connect, and learn from those truly leading the way in sustainable intelligent manufacturing.
You can expect a collection of research papers, keynotes, workshops, Q&As all designed to help you “nurture, cultivate, enhance and accelerate” emerging technology in the sector. With associates among the likes of Google Scholar, Scopus, and Orcid, make sure your LinkedIn is up to scratch as the networking opportunities here are going to be fantastic.
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Get a head start on planning your next manufacturing conference and book your travel today

The manufacturing conferences planned for 2024 are your gateway to the latest insights and high-level discussions in the industry. They're fantastic team-building opportunities for companies of all sizes. You'll meet top minds, exhibitors, and experts to discuss and learn more about the future of the manufacturing industry.
Whether you plan to attend as an individual or group, streamline your travel arrangements with . TravelPerk is an all-in-one platform that offers quick and efficient booking, and ensures you have access to some of the most competitive market rates out there. Plus, you can enjoy , seamless with your current tech stack, and plan your entire trip from within one platform. 
Pick your conference, pack your bags, and happy travels! 
Enjoy and get ready to explore the world of manufacturing conferences tomorrow!
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