March 7-8, 2018Huntington Convention Center of ClevelandCleveland, OH

Conference Overview

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Ohio's Leading Industry Conference

  1. Unlimited Track Hopping: Choose any session across all four tracks to build the agenda that's right for you.
  2. Leading Education: Get up to speed on key industry topics including 3D printing, smart manufacturing, hybrid vehicles, collaborative robots, machine learning, IIoT, and more.
  3. Undisputable Value: This is the only event of its kind in the region, featuring 30+ hours of in-depth, expert-led education—and it's free!
  4. Exclusive Networking: Make connections with industry professionals at receptions and networking activities throughout the two-day conference.
  5. Curated Tours: Join a tour of the show floor to meet top suppliers and dive deep into cutting-edge topics.

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Conference Themes

Over two days and two tracks, this newly-enhanced program provides need-to-know insights on successfully transitioning to a smart factory and managing a digital network of IT-based solutions for enterprise-level manufacturing. You'll learn how to enable agile, efficient processes using collaborative robots, machine learning, IioT, and more.

Through a series of sessions and workshops, this program will deliver exclusive education from leading experts in medtech manufacturing and product development, diving deep into emerging technologies and concept-to-market best practices.

NEW! This one-day intensive program examines advanced battery innovation for electric and hybrid vehicles as well as utility and renewable energy support. Speakers will explore applications across the industry including medtech, automotive, and critical power.

Featured Speakers at the 2017 Conference

  • Mark Cartellone, Director of Engineering and Regulatory Specialist, SmartShape
  • Douglas Peterson, General Manager – Americas, Universal Robots
  • Mark Noschang, Chief Robotics Engineer, Omron Automation and Safety
  • Atul Mahamuni, Vice President – Internet of Things and IoT Analytics, Oracle
  • Brenna Sniderman, Senior Manager – Integrated Research, Deloitte
  • Chris Cronan, Robotics Coordinator, Honda of America Manufacturing
  • Dr. Jody N. Hall, Ph.D., Vice President of Automotive Market, Steel Market Development Institute
  • Subir Roy, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director of Manufacturing, Altair USA

Session Formats

Technical Sessions

Curated topics ensure you receive the breadth and depth of training needed to understand the core competencies and advancements in your field.

Case Studies

Industry leaders discuss strategies, products, or business models to give you tips and use-case examples from existing or soon-to-hit-the-market technologies.


An expert moderator guides a conversation with various industry experts, giving you rich insights through a range of diverse perspectives.


A one-hour guided tour of the show floor, focusing on a key theme at the forefront of the industry and highlighting cutting-edge technologies.

Who Attends This Conference

With more than 30+ hours of expert-led education on medtech, smart manufacturing, and battery tech, the conference at ADM Expo is attended by advanced design and manufacturing professionals who want to learn the latest strategies and techniques for turning concepts into competitive products. Last year, more than 600 delegates attended the conference, representing the region's leading companies, including:

Philips Healthcare
Rockwell Automation
Cleveland Clinic
General Electric

Bonus! Access Hours of Networking & Expo Events

The insights don’t stop when the conference sessions end. Your pass also gives you full access to the expo, including hourly Center Stage presentations, new speed networking events, and Tech Theater sessions showcasing products and services from leading companies — plus access to leading suppliers, prize giveaways, and more.

Conference Hours

Wednesday, March 7 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This program is subject to change without notice. UBM reserves the right to alter venue, speakers and/or content

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