SME adds 4 new events to 2010 schedule.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to address industry in transition, SME's new events are targeted regionally and by technology, providing value to highly qualified audiences and greater exhibitor ROI. Events include Manufacturing Innovations - Medical US from May 4-6, Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Show from Sept 21-23, Manufacturing Innovations - Aerospace/Defense from Oct 20-21, and Manufacturing Innovations - Medical Canada, scheduled for Nov 3-4.

Original Press Release:

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Adds 4 New Events to its 2010 Schedule

New Events to Focus on Niche Markets and Regions

DEARBORN, Mich., - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has added four new events to its 2010 schedule. Designed to address an industry in transition, these events are targeted regionally and by technology, providing significant value to highly qualified audiences and greater exhibitor ROI.

"These events will provide focused marketing opportunities for our current customers and enable us to reach out to manufacturers who feature advanced technologies and processes," says Janine Saperson, SME show manager. "By targeting industries such as medical, aerospace and defense or specific regions like Eastern Canada, we create a unique value for both exhibitors and attendees."

The new events are:

Manufacturing Innovations - Medical US

May 4-6, 2010

McCormick Place

Chicago, Ill.

Description: This event is designed specifically for companies involved in the design and manufacture of Class II and III medical devices and components. Many manufacturers have entered or want to enter this industry as a means to grow their business. These companies need experienced suppliers that can help them meet customer demand and stringent FDA approval requirements.

Manufacturing Innovations - Medical US is co-locating with the 2010 BIO International Convention and will focus solely on medical device manufacturing. The show will help exhibitors increase their business in the industry or establish a new presence in this vital marketplace.

Atlantic Manufacturing Technology Show (AMTS)

September 21-23, 2010

Exhibition Park

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Description: AMTS brings manufacturers together to connect on new technology and new products. The Atlantic Canada region is home to more than 2,600 manufacturing companies employing nearly 24,000 workers. AMTS will bring together diverse industries such as aerospace, defense, heavy equipment, mining, energy, wood products, machinery and metal fabrication.

Manufacturing Innovations - Aerospace/Defense

October 20-21, 2010

Gaylord Palms

Orlando, Fla.

Description: Manufacturing Innovations - Aerospace/Defense is exclusively designed for aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers, addressing an expanding market with specific needs for innovation, precision, accelerated production and improved quality. The event will be co-located with the Aerospace Measurement, Inspection and Analysis Conference.

Manufacturing Innovations - Medical Canada

November 3-4, 2010

International Centre, Hall #6

Toronto, Ontario

Description: Canada boasts a $6 billion medical device manufacturing industry with a 52% concentration in Ontario. Strategically located in Toronto, this event brings qualified buyers together with sellers of equipment and products and will focus on medical and dental device manufacturing and the technologies that support quality, innovation and speed to market.

About SME:

Founded in 1932, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking.Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, oil and gas and alternative energy. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.


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