The Coolest Expo
of the Year
We are disrupting the Expo.
NED is all about innovation. Ever month, we search
the Earth for new tools, new technologies, new techniques, and new
to help manufacturers work. We live on
So when we were
pulled in to help
manage the show
floor at IndustryWeek Manufacturing Conference & Expo, we knew exactly what we had
to do: something different.
I’ve been to a million expos in my career, or at least
enough to recognize the one metric they use to measure
success at these events: quantity.
A million booths, a billion products, 14 trillion square.
That’s what we’re supposed to be chasing, that’s what
attendees are supposed to be looking for. Volume,
But, we thought, what if we chased quality instead?
What if rather than sending visitors through a maze of
aggressive sales reps, we gave them an experience that
could actually make an impact?
So that’s what we did.
This year’s expo will feature products, booths, and
demos hand-selected by the NED team to show-off
cutting-edge manufacturing tools and technologies.
Spanning hundreds of booths—because quantity still
counts for something—we’ve designed the show floor to
change the passive scan-and-pass expo etiquette and
get attendees involved.
We’ve set up hands-on activities with virtual and
augmented reality, with wearables that give workers
super strength; we’re letting guests program collaborative robots and pilot industrial drones. Essentially,
we’re providing a front-row seat for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
It’s everything we think an expo should be: interactive
informative, and fun.
It’s also free. I should probably mention that.
This is coming up fast, and our excitement here is
hitting critical mass. I hope to meet you there.
So mark your calendars, schedule your trips, and
register for your free pass at www.mfgtechshow.com
It’s going to be good.
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