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Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis Reports Biggest Turnout Since 2016

The premier Midwest manufacturing event attracted more than 5,000 attendees and almost 600 exhibitors.

November 16, 2022

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Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, the largest manufacturing show in the Midwest, attracted more than 5,000 verified registrants and 595 exhibitors at the Minneapolis Convention Center earlier this month, making it the most-attended event there since 2016.

Held on Nov. 2 and 3, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis attracted top-tier organizations across five co-located shows — Plastec, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), MinnPack, Automation Technology Expo (ATX), and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis (D&M). Brands in attendance included 3M, Boston Scientific, Dupont, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Co., GE Healthcare, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Meta, Nike, Philips, and Stryker, according to event organizer Informa Markets – Engineering, which also produces PlasticsToday.

Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis focused on highlighting the Midwest as an industry powerhouse. In 2021, manufacturers in Minnesota accounted for more than 13% of the total output in the state and employed more than 11% of the workforce, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

“The Midwest is positioned as a leader in national and global manufacturing,” said Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director. “Having such an engaged audience across a volume of specialized verticals creates the perfect environment for exhibitors to cultivate unique relationships and yield significant results onsite. We are proud of the high-caliber thought leadership and brand power that was showcased at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, as well as the local industry support that continues to drive Midwestern manufacturing and engineering.”

The event also featured the Smart Event platform experience onsite and remotely to further expand pre-show planning opportunities and post-show activities. Registrants will have access to select recorded sessions, in addition to exhibitor lists and guest networking, until Dec. 9.

Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Oct. 10 and 11, 2023. Interested exhibitors can contact the events team at advancedmanufacturingminneapolis.com to secure their placement ahead of the show.

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