Thousands of manufacturing professionals convened at the 24th annual Assembly Technology Expo, Sept. 23-25, 2003, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The three-day event hosted 11,397 industry professionals. Nearly 600 companies exhibited their latest assembly solutions, from advanced robotic systems to hand tools, for use in a wide range of manufacturing industries, including automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, medical, computers, household appliances, motors and generators, telecommunications and aeronautics/aerospace. Highlights of the event included three standing-room-only keynote presentations. The Electronics Assembly Pavilion showcased more than 200 top suppliers offering state-of-the-art solutions for every phase of the electronics manufacturing process. The pavilion also featured the EASi Line, a live electronics assembly line that manufactured a working memory game. Assembly Technology Expo 2004 will take place Sept. 28-30 (conference begins on September 27), again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.