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CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion & Education Program at FABTECH is Back in Chicago

Wednesday, June 21, 2017   (0 Comments)

Now in its eighth year, CCAI’s FABTECH FINISHING Pavilion and Education Program is undeniably the place for finishing professionals to enhance their skills, learn from industry experts, exchange best practices and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.  Months before the start of FABTECH 2017, the FINISHING Pavilion is more than 95% sold with close to 200 exhibitors.  As FABTECH returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place, an expected 50,000 attendees will have access to over 750,000 net square feet of exhibit space filled with more than 1,700 exhibitors showcasing everything from welding, forming, fabricating, stamping and finishing!

The CCAI FINISHING Pavilion is packed with suppliers that will bring countless products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to attendees interested in all finishing technologies.  Your plans should be well underway to attend FABTECH 2017 from Nov. 6 - 9 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.  We recommend spending at least two or three days at FABTECH to take in all the exhibits and participate in the CCAI FINISHING educational sessions.

 Be sure you make your hotel reservations quickly if you haven’t already done so.  FABTECH has negotiated the lowest hotel rates for exhibitors and attendees, which are available through onPeak, FABTECH’s official housing provider.  Visit www.fabtechexpo.com and click the HOTEL/TRAVEL tab on the top menu bar for more information and to book your hotel reservation.

CCAI is excited to offer 30% off ANY FINISHING educational session by using code FINISHING30 when you register.  This offer is ONLY available for CCAI’s FINISHING Sessions.  Take time to review all the finishing sessions & presentation descriptions on the FABTECH website under the EDUCATION tab.  You can also review all the abstracts for our FINISHING sessions on CCAI’s website: www.ccaiweb.com.

“It’s been amazing how CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion has grown since we first partnered with FABTECH in 2010,” says CCAI Executive Director, Anne Goyer.  “We’ll have more than 50,000 net square feet of exhibit space devoted to industrial finishing this year in Chicago, our largest show floor presence yet.  Additionally, our education program features a lot of new information and presentations.  It’s great to see CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and educational offering grow and get better every year.  FABTECH truly is where the finishing industry meets each year.  Be sure to stop by and visit CCAI in booth A6135!”

Following, you’ll find an overview of the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion Exhibitors and Education Program.  To view complete up-to-date information and the exhibitor and education program listings for the entire show, visit www.fabtechexpo.com.  Scroll over the “EXHIBITOR SEARCH” tab to view the floor plan, list of exhibitors, show planning tools, and more.  Details on the education program sessions can be found under the “EDUCATION” tab.

To register, click on the red REGISTER button on the top of the FABTECH home page.  Attendees can register for the exhibits for FREE prior to November 3.  by entering Promo Code FBCCAI during the on-line registration process.  After November 3, a $50 registration fee applies for the show.  FINISHING PAVILION exhibitors can also provide you with an expo pass that will allow you FREE on-site show registration, a $50 savings.  Contact any FINISHING Pavilion Exhibitor for an expo pass to use on-site if you cannot pre-register by November 3.  CCAI members also receive discounted pricing to attend the FINISHING Education Program at FABTECH.  CCAI members must have their membership number available when registering to get the member discount.   This is in addition to the 30% discount available to everyone by entering FINISHING30 when registering.  Call the CCAI office at 859-356-1030 if you cannot locate your membership number.  Go to www.fabtechexpo.com and click the REGISTER button at the top of the page.

 


2017 Finishing Pavilion Exhibitors

As of June 16, 2017

 

Company                                                                                       Booth Number

Accudraft Paint Booths                                                                    A6471

Acme Finishing Co. Inc.                                                                   A6523

ACT Test Panels, LLC                                                                       A6333

Adf Industrial Coating                                                                      A6517

ADF Systems Ltd.                                                                             A6481

Aesthetic Finishers, Inc.                                                                   A6322

AFC Finishing Systems                                                                      A6476

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings                                                              A5837

Alconox, Inc.                                                                                   A6273

Alliance Manufacturing, Inc.                                                             A5952

American Fabric Filter Co                                                                 A6542

American Grinders Inc.                                                                     A6335

American Industrial Sales, LLC                                                          A6281

Amiberica, Inc.                                                                                A5853

AMOVA S.a r.l.                                                                                  A6289

Apel International Inc.                                                                      A6372

Argon Masking Corp.                                                                         A6541

Assured Testing Services                                                                   A6416

Axalta Coating Systems                                                                    A6620

AZZ Metal Coatings                                                                          A6567

Baoji AATi New Metal Co., Ltd.                                                         A6557

Baril Coatings USA                                                                           A5821

BASF Corp.                                                                                      A6314

BCI Surface Technologies Bulk Chemicals, Inc.                                  A5848

BEKO Technologies                                                                          A6433

Blast Cleaning Technologies - div of Metcast                                     A6427

Blast-One                                                                                        A6276

Bonding Solutions                                                                            A6417

Brush Research Mfg. Co.                                                                  A5751

Burleigh Industries LLC                                                                    A6514

Caldan Conveyor A/S                                                                       A6537

Calvary Industries Inc.                                                                     A6412

Canadian Finishing & Coatings Manufacturing                                   A6518

Caplugs, Inc.                                                                                   A5745

Carbit Paint Co.                                                                               A6436

Cardinal Paint & Powder                                                                   A5950

Cardinal Parts and Equipment, LLC                                                   A6525

Carlisle Fluid Technologies                                                               A6216

Castrol                                                                                            A5719

Cataforesis S.A. de C.V.                                                                   A5919

Catalytic Industrial Systems                                                             A5918

Chemetall                                                                                       A6467

Chemical Coaters Association International                                       A6135

ChemQuest Inc.                                                                               A6237

Chemtec North America, LLC                                                           A6543

Chris Plating                                                                                   A5755

ClearClad Coatings, LLC                                                                  A6388

Clemco Industries Corp.                                                                  A6463

Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions                                            A6442

Columbus Industries, Inc.                                                                A6419

Combustion and Systems, Inc.                                                         A6321

Coral Chemical Co.                                                                         A6231

CPR Systems                                                                                   A6379

Custom Fabricating & Supplies                                                        A6233

Daifuku North America                                                                    A6524

DeFelsko Corporation                                                                      A5957

Dinamec Systems                                                                            A6380

Divine Brothers Company                                                                A6420

DMP Corporation                                                                             A6555

Dosatron International                                                                     A5988

DST-CHEMICALS Inc.                                                                         A6387

DuBois Chemicals                                                                             A5812

Durr Systems, Inc.                                                                            A6284

Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc.                                    A5819

Eisenmann Corp.                                                                              A5721

Elcometer Inc.                                                                                 A5737

Electrocoat Association, The                                                             A6418

ElektroPhysik USA Inc.                                                                      A5942

Engineered Finishing Systems                                                            A6444

Enhanced Powder Coating                                                                 A6569

Enhancement Technologies / Sublitex-Miroglio                                   A6539

EPSI Masking Co.                                                                               A6410

Ervin Industries Inc.                                                                          A5815

FANUC America Corporation                                                              A6563

Filtermedia SRL                                                                                A6558

Fischer Technology Inc.                                                                     A6356

Flex Trim USA                                                                                   A5980

Fluke Process Instruments                                                                 A5739

Fostoria Process Equipment, div. of TPI Corp.                                    A6212

Frost, Inc.                                                                                        A6181

Gema                                                                                               A6243

General Automatic Transfer Co.                                                        A6453

General Fabrications Corp.                                                               A5921

George Koch Sons, LLC                                                                     A6131

Global Finishing Solutions LLC                                                           A6248

GMA Industries                                                                                 A6519

Goff, Inc.                                                                                         A5753

Graco Inc.                                                                                        A6240

Graphic Products                                                                              A6516

Guspro, Inc.                                                                                     A6575

HafcoVac                                                                                          A5750

Hedson Technologies North America Inc.                                            A5989

Henkel Corp.                                                                                    A6319

Hentzen Coatings Inc.                                                                       A6235

Heraeus Noblelight America LLC                                                        A5850

Herr Industrial, Inc.                                                                          A6470

Hosco Fittings, LLC                                                                           A5956

Houghton International - Surface Finishing                                         A6581

Hubbard-Hall Inc.                                                                             A6527

IFS Coatings, Inc.                                                                              A6252

IHC Inc.                                                                                            A6526

Intek Corporation                                                                             A6421

IntelliFinishing                                                                                 A6152

International Thermal Systems, LLC                                                  A6187

International Thermal Systems, LLC                                                  A5855

Intertek                                                                                           A6369

Iowa Area Development Group                                                          A6239

IST International Surface Technologies                                              A6007

Jamestown Coating Technologies                                                      A5981

Keyland Polymer Material Sciences, LLC                                            A6323

Klinger Paint Co                                                                               A5985

Kolene Corporation                                                                          A6533

Kyzen                                                                                              A5818

LPI Lift Systems                                                                                A6336

Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp.                                                     A5938

MetoKote Corp.                                                                                A5945

Micro-Surface Finishing Products, Inc.                                               A6424

Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.                                                        A6155

Mighty Hook Inc.                                                                              A6531

Mode Kartela Boya Ltd. Stl.                                                              A6520

Munters Corp.                                                                                  A5718

NikoTrack                                                                                        A6456

Nordic Air Filtration                                                                         A6437

Nordson Corp.                                                                                 A6224

Northern Coatings & Chemical                                                         A6338

NorthStar Products                                                                          A6580

Parker Ionics                                                                                   A6431

Patriot Metal Finishing System                                                         A6553

Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC                                                           A5914

Polifilm America                                                                             A6535

Pollution Control Products Co.                                                         A5743

Polymer Molding, Inc.                                                                      A6279

Poppelmann Plastics USA, LLC                                                         A5757

Porcelain Enamel Institute                                                               A6521

Powder Coating                                                                              A6469

Powder Coating Institute, The                                                         A6414

Powder Parts, Inc.                                                                          A5854

PPG Industries, Inc.                                                                        A5712

Pretreatment Equipment Manufacturing Inc.                                    A6438

Proceco Ltd.                                                                                   A6184

Products Finishing Magazine                                                            A6310

Protech Powder Coatings                                                                 A6173

Quaker Chemical Corp.                                                                   A5740

QuickLabel Systems                                                                        A5844

Richards-Wilcox Conveyor                                                               A6370

Rohner                                                                                           A6171

RollSeal, Inc,.                                                                                 A6271

Ruwac                                                                                            A6515

SAMES KREMLIN                                                                               A6259

Sankyo Rikagaku Co., Ltd.                                                               A5974

Sata Spray Equipment                                                                     A5714

SciTeeX Group                                                                                 A6459

Sculpt Nouveau                                                                               A5979

Selas Heat Technology                                                                     A6425

Sherwin-Williams Co., The                                                               A6512

sia Abrasives                                                                                   A5716

Sierra Paint Corporation                                                                  A6556

Southern Systems, Inc.                                                                    A5916

Spray Systems, Inc.                                                                         A5954

Spraying Systems Co                                                                        A5841

SprayTech / Junair                                                                          A6473

Stanza Machinery, Inc.                                                                     A6287

Sunkiss Thermoreactors, Inc.                                                           A6561

SuperMax Tools                                                                                A5976

System Technologies, Inc.                                                                A6255

Tanis Inc.                                                                                        A5839

Technotrans America                                                                       A5852

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.                                                                        A6267

Thierica Equipment Co.                                                                   A6179

Transmet Corporation                                                                      A6378

Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC                                                         A6325

Uni-Spray Systems Inc.                                                                     A6316

V & S Galvanizing LLC                                                                      A5816

Valmont Coatings                                                                             A5748

Vapor Technologies                                                                          A5940

Venjakob North America, Inc./Nutro, Inc.                                         A6484

Vitracoat America Inc.                                                                     A5907

Vogel Industrial Coatings                                                                  A5943

Vulkan Blast Shot Technology                                                            A5941

W Abrasives                                                                                     A6318

WAGNER Systems, Inc.                                                                     A6262

Webb-Stiles Company                                                                      A6544

Yeuell Nameplate & Label                                                               A5856

 

For a complete list of the more than 1,700 exhibitors at FABTECH, visit: www.fabtechexpo.com

 


CCAI FINISHING EDUCATION PROGRAM

For complete session descriptions visit www.fabtechexpo.com and click on EDUCATION.

 
Monday, November 6, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C20: FUNDAMENTALS OF A SUCCESSFUL POWDER COATING OPERATION
Powder Coating Basics - A Fundamental Understanding of a Powder Coating System
John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.; Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems; Frank Mohar, Nordson Corporation

C21: FUNDAMENTALS OF A SUCCESSFUL ELECTROCOAT OPERATION
Introduction to Electrocoat
Gary Orosz, PPG Industries

C22: NEW- RACK UP PROFITS WITH PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY
Rack up Profits with Productivity and Efficiency
Scott Rempala, Mighty Hook

Improve Your Coating Quality with Clean Hooks and Racks
James Malloy, Kolene Corporation

 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C30: NEW- FUNDAMENTALS OF A SUCCESSFUL LIQUID COATING OPERATION
Reducing Compressed Air Usage in Paint Kitchens
Michael Elberson, Autoquip Automation

Quality In – Quality Out
Dan Szczepanik, Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes

Building a Knowledge Base of Liquid Application Equipment Technology
Judith Lietzke, Carlisle Fluid Technologies

C31: NEW- FUNDAMENTALS OF PLATING AND ANODIZING
Anodizing and Plating Basics
Mark Norton, PriceWalgren

The Basics of Electroplating
Blair Vandivier, Asterion, LLC

Aluminum Surface Preparation Made Easy
Mike Valenti, Hubbard-Hall

C32: NEW- BLASTING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESSFUL METAL PREPARATION
Understanding the Benefits of Centrifugal Wheel Blasting
Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies

Abrasive Blasting: Best Practices, Cost Savings and Automation
Brian Kenimer, Blast-One International



Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
C40: NEW- FUNDAMENTALS OF PRETREATMENT
Reverse Osmosis Basics
Abigal Grommet, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Process Control for the Cleaning and Prepaint Industries
Robert Bodak, Chemetall US, Inc. - now part of BASF Group

Basics of Cleaning and Pretreatment – Keys for Success in the Modern Coating Shop
David Chalk, DuBois Chemicals

C41: NEW- PLATING AND ANODIZING INDUSTRY SUCCESS
CarboWhat?
Andrew Gruda, Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc.

If You Build It, They Will Come: The King Kong of Zinc Plating Lines
George Gatto, Jr., Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc

Automated Aluminum Anodizing for Exterior Automotive Applications
Richard Macary, Arlington Plating Company

C42: NEW- SOLVING 21ST CENTURY COATING CHALLENGES WITH DURABLE PORCELAIN ENAMEL
The Fundamentals of Porcelain Enameling
Cullen Hackler, Porcelain Enamel Institute

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C50: NEW- FINISHING END USER CASE HISTORIES
Bicycle Manufacturing Gears up with Powder Coating
Jeffrey Hale, Gema USA Inc.

Not All Doors Are Finished the Same Way
Steve Romer, Sames Kremlin, Inc.

Innovative System for Efficient Closed Head Drum Pretreatment
Adam Halsband, Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

Lessons Learned in Powder Coating over Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel
Joe Langemeier, AZZ Metal Coatings

C51: NEW- MEJORANDO EL DESEMPENO TOTAL DEL SISTEMA DE PINTURA EN POLVO
Como Obtener Ahorros En Procesos Químicos
Antonio Tapia, Coral Chemical Company

Ahorros Mediante El Mantenimiento Preventivo
Jose Mercado, AkzoNobel

C52: NEW- FINISHING SYSTEM DESIGN CRITERIA
Cost Considerations for a Finishing Line
Jason Gatton - Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC

A Case Study Judging the Feasibility of Purchasing a New Finishing System
Nicholas Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants

Future of Finishing – Designing Your Paint System for the Unknown
Joshua Gilmore, IntelliFinishing

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C60: NEW- UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENTBe Nice to Mother Earth! Remove Oils & Soils from Your Wastewater; Recycle Your Aqueous Cleaning Solutions
Raymond Graffia, Jr., The Arbortech Corporation

Where the EPA Stands on Phosphates in Wastewater
Robin Deal, Hubbard-Hall

Understanding Waste Treatment and Why It’s Important to Your Company
Al Enrique, Coral Chemical Company

C61: NEW- PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OPTIMAL POWDER COATING OPERATIONS
Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Powder Coating Operations
John Cole, Parker Ionics & Mike Wittenhagen, TCI Powder Coatings

Effects of Fluidization on the Spray Application of Powder Coating
Jeffrey Hale, Gema USA Inc.

C62: NEW- OPTIMIZING LIQUID FINISHES
The Study of 2k Paint and How Variations in Cure Effect Performance
P. Andrew Bias, Henkel Corporation

Improving Finish Quality by Controlling Paint Application Temperature
Michael Bonner, Saint Clair Systems, Inc.

Optimizing Your Liquid Coating Operation
Stephen Houston, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Systems


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
C70: NEW- MANAGING PERCEPTIONS FOR YOUR FINISHING BUSINESS
Meaningful Customer Service for the Finishing Industry - How to Bring Your Customers Back
Martin Powell, Engineered Finishing System

Managing Perceptions for Your Finishing Business
Troy Newport, The Powder Coating Institute

C71: NEW- MASTERING A BATCH FINISHING OPERATION
Batch System Design Criteria
Aaron Hughes, General Automatic Transfer

Best Practices for Manual Pretreatment Applications
Kirk Beaster, Chemetall US, Inc. - now part of BASF Group

Innovative Conveying Systems for Batch and Semi-Automated Finishing Systems - Lean Manufacturing Approach to the Finishing Industry
Alex Koza, NikoTrack

C72: NEW- ADVANCEMENTS IN AMBIENT PRETREATMENT
What Are the Major Differences Between Iron Phosphate and Zirconium Based Conversion Coatings, and What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages
Sergio Mancini, Bulk Chemicals, Inc.

Learn About the Newest Zirconium-based, Non-phosphorous Pretreatments!
Suresh Patel, Chemetall US, Inc. - now part of BASF Group

Improved Nanoceramic Bath Stability Through Buffering
Joe Caiozzo, Henkel Corp.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
C80: NEW- ACHIEVING CONSISTENT QUALITY FINISHES
Powder Coating Quality Test Equipment
Michael Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

Harnessing the Potential of LED Technology to Optimize Your Finish and Appearance
Nicole Boss, LDPI Inc.

PM or Not to PM, “The Hidden Cost of Reactionary Maintenance”
Rich Huston, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

C81: NEW- SEE IT. TOUCH IT. FIX IT. IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING FINISHING DEFECTS
Troubleshooting Your Modern Cleaning and Pretreatment System Process Prior to Powder Application
David Schimpff, DuBois Chemicals

A Visual Approach to Identifying and Solving Pretreatment Defects
Ken Kaluzny, Coral Chemical Company

Understanding Coating Materials Impact on Finishing Defects
Bob Horton, BASF Coatings & Tom Whalen, TCI Powder Coatings

Who Do You Blame for Defects from Your Finishing Line?
Kevin Higgins, Sames Kremlin, Steve Romer, Sames Kremlin

C82: WEVE GOT THE CURE
Selecting the Right Oven - The Correct Oven Pays for Itself
Martin Powell, Engineered Finishing System

Oven Retrofit/Rebuild vs. New
Steven Onsager, Westran Thermal Processing

Infrared Oven Applications for Finishing with Liquid and Powder Coatings, Including Case Studies
Michael Chapman, Heraeus

Developments in UV LED Curing Technology and UV-cured Powder Coatings
Michael Knoblauch, Keyland Polymer UV Powder Coating, LLC

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C90: EFFICIENT CURING WITH INFRARED
Efficient Curing with Infrared
John Podach, Fostoria Process Equipment, a div. of TPI Corp. & Scott Bishop, Alabama Power Co.

C91: PROTECTING YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET: YOUR EMPLOYEES
Safety in the Finishing Environment - Paint, Powder, Dust, and Other Considerations
Martin Powell, Engineered Finishing Systems

Personal Protection Equipment - What a Finisher Needs to Know
Nicholas Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants

C92: NEW- THE EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY OF POWDER COATING
Solving Age Old Problems in Powder Coating with Today’s Technology
Joe Glassco, Wagner Industrial Solutions

Hunting Down and Eliminating Hidden Costs in Your Powder Coating Operations
John Cole, Parker Ionics

Knowing When to Upgrade Your System
Matt Ambrose, Nordson Corp.


Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
C100: NEW- THE ULTIMATE POWDER COATING
The ULTIMATE Powder Coating, an Advanced Session
Stephen Houston, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Systems; Chris Merritt, GEMA USA Inc.; Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons; Suresh Patel, Chemetall US, Inc. - now part of BASF Group

C101: ELECTROCOATING EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Electrocoating Equipment Considerations
Chad Andreae, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. C110: NEW- GOT CORROSION?
A Step by Step Guide to Prevent Corrosion: A Global Enemy
Scott Fouts, KYZEN Corporation

Innovation Update of Novel Polymer Pretreatment Technologies
David Schimpff, DuBois Chemicals

Corrosion Considerations and Lifecycle Cost for Electrical Components
Maria Lamorey, PPG Industries

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C111: NEW- THE EVOLUTION OF ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS
The Evolution of Architectural Coatings
Michael Withers and Manuel Mayer, Axalta Coating Systems & Barry Frost, DuraCoat Products Inc.


FABTECH GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:  McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

DATES:  Nov. 6-9, 2017

SHOW DATES & HOURS: 

Monday, November 6             10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7              9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 8         9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 9            9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

SHOW WEBSITE:  www.fabtechexpo.com

FEES and CCAI MEMBER DISCOUNTS:

FREE Show Registration:  Enter Promo Code:  FBCCAI when registering on-line by Nov. 3 or present your CCAI membership card at on-site registration in Chicago.  Otherwise, after Nov. 3, it is $50 to register for the exhibition.

Education Program Discount Registration:  CCAI offers an additional 30% off FINISHING Education Program registration by entering promo code FINISHING30.  CCAI members also receive the member rate as shown on the website.  Not a CCAI member?  Visit www.ccaiweb.com and click the JOIN tab. 

HOTELS:  FABTECH has negotiated the lowest hotel rates for exhibitors and attendees at the most popular and convenient hotels in Chicago. Act now to book your rooms through onPeak, the official Hotel Provider. Visit www.fabtechexpo.com and click HOTEL/TRAVEL on the top menu bar for more information.

TO REGISTER: www.fabtechexpo.com  


FABTECH SPECIAL EVENTS

All FABTECH attendees are invited to enjoy these special events FREE OF CHARGE! (unless otherwise noted)

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Monday, November 6
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

FABx Tech Talks
Jacques Panis, President, Shinola
Adam Genei, Founder, Mobsteel
Michael Walton, Industry Solution Executive (Manufacturing Industry), Microsoft
Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
Albert Paley, Sculpture Artist, Paley Studios
Jesse James, Welder/Fabricator/Motorcycle Builder/Television Personality
Paley-James Sculpture Reveal: This is a special presentation following the keynote.  The sculpture will be located at the show entrance on level three.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Tuesday, November 7
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.“Fast N’ Loud” with Richard Rawlings

INDUSTRY NIGHT AT SOLDIER FIELD (Advanced ticket price: $50)
Tuesday, November 7
5:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of fun, food, drinks and networking during our Industry Night Party at Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. The evening will include tours of the Visitor’s Locker Room and the football field, as well as a meet-and-greet with retired Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan “Danimal” Hampton.

Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech Tour (*$25 additional fee)
Wednesday, November 8
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a networking breakfast celebrating the importance of women in the manufacturing sector.  This event aims to foster relationships and dialogue between supporters and practitioners in the field. Includes a continental breakfast and tech tour on the show floor.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Wednesday, November 8
“Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace”
Matthew Luhn, Original Storyteller, Pixar