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Business of Manufacturing

For a world that relies on manufacturing, understanding what’s shaping the next normal is critical. Listen to industry experts and get the burning-hot scoop on streamlining supply chains, technology trends, market outlooks, workforce development, government initiatives, and economic forecasts to cultivate your business.

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Inside the Showcase


AMT Daily Minute

Spend a minute each day getting the latest and greatest updates from AMT leaders! You’ll receive insider information straight from AMT President Douglas Woods’ desk; updates on the economy, on where the market is headed, and what that means for our industry from our Chief Knowledge Officer, Pat McGibbon; find out what’s happening in our industry internationally and how things are going on the Hill with Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tim Shinbara; on the West Coast, General Manager of AMT’s San Francisco Tech Lab, Ryan Kelly will keep us informed on the convergence of manufacturing and technology; get essential marketing tips and tricks from our Director of Marketing, Andy Kuchinski; and learn how you can get more involved with workforce development with our Director of Education, Smartforce Development, Catherine Ross. View Show Episodes »

Business News on Hump Day

A weekly update on the news and business information most important to your company. Each week, our hosts will provide you with a quick snapshot of what is happening in the manufacturing industry and the economy at large. Key business indicators, market updates and more can be expected from this quick, informative session designed to help your business adapt.  View Show Episodes »

Country Outlook

Stay abreast of the rapidly changing business environment in key international markets with the International Country Outlook on Spark. AMT’s global management team will be on hand to discuss market conditions and business opportunities, provide local insight, and pave the way for you to navigate and succeed in these markets.  View Show Episodes »

HANNOVER MESSE USA Solutions Theatre

HANNOVER MESSE USA Solutions Theater will feature educational sessions delivered by industry experts, educators and key influencers. Speakers will cover new trends and best practices shaping digital ecosystems globally, Industry 4.0, Robotics/AI, Workforce and Skills, Cybersecurity/5G and much more.  View Show Episodes »

International Tradeshow Update

This International Tradeshow Updates series will feature interviews with Show Directors from the largest and most important manufacturing tradeshows in the countries in which AMT operates a member Tech Center.In this series, we will get the inside information on opportunities and trends available to exhibitors, and how tradeshow participation can complement your company’s in-country marketing.  View Show Episodes »

Sales Focus

Hear strategies, tips, and ideas to be a top sales performer from award-winning published authors, experienced sales professionals, and communication gurus. You’ll find inspirational and practical advice to fortify your attitude in tough times, book appointments, and even how to communicate best through Zoom.  View Show Episodes »

Your Competitive Advantage

Are you looking for a learning experience? Be sure to check out our sessions covering technology, marketing, social media — and of course, how to get the most out of your experience at IMTS.get “in the know”!  View Show Episodes »



The MTForecast event brings the latest economic news and industry trends straight to the manufacturing industry. Hear the latest economic projections, industry outlooks, and market data. Expert speakers will prepare attendees to take advantage of a recovery in the manufacturing technology sector.
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