WESTEC, the leading California manufacturing trade show, will be held in our new location – the Long Beach Convention Center. WESTEC is produced by SME and AMT.
At WESTEC, you will connect with thousands of leading manufacturers in critical industries such as aerospace, medical, industrial machinery and consumer goods. Our new location, Long Beach, is a gateway to global ports and a vibrant area for machinery. Compare the newest technologies side-by-side while meeting face-to-face with the experts who developed them. Learn more about the business aspects of manufacturing in three days than you typically do in three months at dozens of complimentary educational sessions geared toward industry executives, including interactive Knowledge Bars, topical keynote addresses and informative new-product demonstrations.
Plus, immerse yourself in advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing at our Smart Manufacturing Hub, featuring leading technology providers. Among the United States’ fastest-growing manufacturing regions, the West Coast is a hotbed of opportunity for companies with new products and leading-edge ideas, and a center of concentrated manufacturing intelligence. The numbers bear it out: California has more than 36,000 manufacturing firms employing 1.3 million people, and exported $142.4 billion in manufactured goods in 2016.1 The West Coast’s premier manufacturing event, WESTEC has an enhanced exhibit area and more of the exhibitors you want to see — giving you the ideal opportunity to find solutions to your manufacturing challenges. A showcase for global technologies and exhibitors, WESTEC 2019 ultimately provides you with the newest ideas to improve your operations and increase your profits.
WESTEC, the leading California manufacturing trade show, has been providing solutions to manufacturing challenges for 55 years. In our past iteration at WESTEC 2017, we welcomed over 10,000 attendees that joined together to participate in world-class exhibits, industry-lead education sessions, networking events, and more! The WESTEC 2017 show floor spanned 104,000 Square feet and hosted 428 exhibiting companies. Learn more about WESTEC 2017 here.
Attendees come from a variety of industries including aerospace, medical, industrial machinery, automotive, fabricated metal, and more.
Exhibitors have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with over10,000 attendees, of which 77% have a role in purchasing decisions with 30% having manufacturing equipment budgets of more than $200,000.
Exhibitors: Find how your investment in a booth and sponsorship can boost your profitability. WESTEC exhibitors come back year after year because they get leads, make great connections, and enjoy more profitability than companies that do not exhibit.
Manufacturing Technology Series
WESTEC is part of the Manufacturing Technology Series – bringing together strategic events under one umbrella. The Manufacturing Technology Series creates a consistent platform to ensure an unparalleled experience, bringing decision-makers from diverse industries together with leading suppliers of advanced manufacturing technology, equipment and tooling. Learn more about the Manufacturing Technology Series.
SME is a non-profit association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry. One way SME promotes manufacturing is by hosting and partnering with other leading manufacturing associations to create leading manufacturing events. Learn more about SME.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents builders and distributors of manufacturing technology — the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. AMT partners with SME to co-produce the MT Series. Learn more about AMT.