A Sure Bet: FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas

A Sure Bet: FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation

FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, will return to Las Vegas for the first time in four years this Nov. 16-18. The expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, hosting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees for three action-packed days.


Boxing legend, successful entrepreneur and author Sugar Ray Leonard will help kick off festivities as the show’s opening keynote speaker. He will share his inspirational story of achievement with attendees and how his approach to life can help others strive for greatness.

“We are very excited to come back to Las Vegas for this year’s show,” said John Catalano, SME show co-manager, FABTECH. “Every year FABTECH attracts the best that the metal fabricating industry has to offer and that especially holds true when we visit Las Vegas. Attendees from any manufacturing background will find value in attending all three days of the event through exploring new innovations, networking with prospective business partners and broadening industry perspectives.”

With more than 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space, attendees will encounter the metal industry’s latest ideas and technologies at live product demonstrations, keynote presentations and expert-led panels. Visitors can compare products side-by-side and find strategies and solutions for becoming more competitive.

Amid this year’s unique program offerings, attendees will have ample opportunity to network face-to-face with industry executives, leaders and expert speakers to share knowledge and expand new business opportunities.

Special Events
Some of the numerous presentations, keynotes and panel sessions available to attendees include:

  • The Power to Win!
  • State of the Industry: Post-Election Analysis
  • Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech Tour
  • Development Trends in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Creating Competitive Advantages for Fabricators
  • RUN4MFG 5K Walk/Run
  • Shop Talk with “Counting Cars” Cast
  • Welders Without Borders: Welding Thunder Team Fabrication Competition

Education Series
The show will deliver attendees more than 100 education sessions through all three days of the event. The array of session topics are designed to offer relevant information to all exhibitors and attendees, no matter their manufacturing disciplines. The programs will help give participants the necessary tools to explore new business strategies and empower their companies to improve best practices.

To register to attend and find more information, please visit fabtechexpo.com.