National Manufacturing Week starts Sept. 24 near Chicago; Pack Expo, Oct. 15 in Las Vegas
The conference starts the first day, and show floor opens on Sept. 25 for National Manufacturing Week, which runs through Sept. 27, 2007, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, near Chicago.
Organizers say it is an event for engineering teams, executives, and practitioners responsible for the manufacturing process, including design, customer fulfillment, and business success. The event features in-depth education across a broad spectrum of enabling technologies, systems, products, and solutions.
Conferences cover Design Engineering features tools, techniques, and methodologies for product and process design to reduce design cycle times, improve quality, and exceed customer expectations. Industrial Automation highlights new factory automation integration, control methods, and product applications. Enterprise IT includes e-business, enterprise, and supply-chain management advancements. Plant Engineering and Facilities Management features better methods and techniques to run the factory floor more productively, at higher utilization, and at lower cost. Manufacturing Enterprise Management will focus on issues and success factors to drive sustainable business growth in a global economy. Other topics include lean production, career enhancements for engineers, environmental issues, ergonomics, outsourcing, energy leadership, and project management. Canon Communications, show organizer, is including events for assembly, electronics, plastics, and quality.