Assembly industry enthusiasts will connect from October 23-25 at The Assembly Show, taking place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Returning for a sixth year, the event will offer three days of educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, a dynamic keynote speaker, and two networking receptions. Thousands of industry professionals—including buyers and users of assembly equipment, products or services in manufacturing plants—are expected to take part in the event.


Exhibition and Networking

The expansive exhibit hall will host an abundance of booths again this year, where companies will have their latest products, services, solutions, and equipment on display. The hall will be open all three days of the event: from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, and
10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday.

The event will also host two networking events: the Taste of Rosemont Welcome Reception takes place from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, and the Pub Night Networking Reception will run from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening will highlight flavors and cuisine from local area restaurants and bars right on the show floor. Participants will have the opportunity to sample local fare, as well as get a sneak peek of the various exhibits, tools, and displays. Pub Night allows both attendees and exhibitors to gather in the adjoining ballroom to kick back and relax over a pint, chat over burgers, and make new connections while participating in pub-style games.


Conference Overview

The conference will take place in two theaters at one end of the exhibition hall. Tuesday will offer two workshop tracks. “Workshop 1: Automated Assembly Systems” will discuss how to obtain an automated assembly system on-time and on-budget. Attendees will be taken through the entire process—from concept to final run-off, and will be provided tips, tricks, and advice for cost-effective and efficient operation.

“Workshop 2: Robotic Assembly” will discuss how manufacturers worldwide are increasingly investing in robotics. With product lifecycles getting shorter, the need for flexible automation is becoming more important.


Keynote Speaker

Presenting as this year’s keynote speaker is Eric Pope, vice president of operations at US Synthetic (USS), a leading provider of diamond solutions for the energy industry.

His presentation, “Culture By Design,” will discuss how every organization, company, assembly plant, cell and team is a reflection of its leadership. This session will describe the process and principles for creating the most powerful form of a continuous improvement culture through creating an environment throughout the entire organization, where we can make better choices that drive better results.


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