Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Top Shops Conference is where leading shops of all shapes, sizes and specialties connect to celebrate their contribution to the manufacturing community and to learn about the tools and technologies that will help them continue to lead and succeed.

Top Shops participants will notice an emphasis not just on the products and the processes that are driving manufacturing. But, more importantly, visitors will learn from and interact with their peers.

Top Shops will feature other manufacturing professionals who have shared their tips, tools and technologies in an effort to not just benchmark their own business, but to provide other manufacturing enterprises information that can help them improve their operation.

Topics covered will include:

  • Advanced Machining Technology
  • Shopfloor Practices
  • Business Strategy
  • Workforce Development
  • Operational Benchmarking
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Robots & Automation
  • Data-Driven Manufacturing

Who Attends? Owners, executives and managers at contract manufacturing businesses. Top Shops connects leaders at best-in-class machining businesses. They attend to learn best practices and best processes for impacting every aspect of their business – from machining technology to shopfloor practices; sales and marketing to human resources.

Early Registration Conference Pricing - Thru August 10: $300
Standard Conference Pricing - starts August 11: $450
(Includes access to the IMTS exhibit floor for all 6 show days)

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