Power Expo coming to Cobo in October

DETROIT—Attendees of this Fall’s Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly known as the Gear Expo, will have several opportunities to network with peers and colleagues during the trade show and conference Oct. 15-17 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

The event is produced by the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and will be co-located with the ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition.

The following networking events are planned for MPT Expo:

Fall Technical Meeting (FTM) Reception—MPT Expo attendees are invited to join AGMA Fall Technical Meeting attendees at the FTM Fun and Games Reception at Punch Bowl Social Detroit. Enjoy food and drinks with colleagues while participating in fun activities such as bowling, darts, karaoke, and arcade games. This event, a great way to kick off a busy week at MPT Expo, will take place Monday Oct. 14, and is free to attendees of the Technical Meeting and $50 for all other attendees.

Young Professionals Reception—AGMA, NFPA and ASM are excited to announce the first Young Professionals Networking Reception at MPT Expo for business professionals 35 and under. The evening will be a great opportunity for networking and industry discussion while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment. The Young Professionals Reception, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cobo, is $15 per person, and open to all MPT Expo and ASM attendees ages 35 and under.

Opening Night Welcome Reception—Also on Tuesday night will be the Welcome Reception inside the exhibit hall, where exhibits will be staffed, and bars will be set up for convenient networking. The Expo Hall will offer 300-plus exhibitors from across the supply chain showcasing new products and services.

A Night of Networking—This reception, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. will offer the opportunity for industry professionals to unwind and network, meet up with old friends or enjoy the open bar with new prospects. Enjoy local fare and drinks from Detroit’s finest and get ready for an evening of fun and entertainment. Tickets are $75 for members and $95 for non-members. This event is open to all Motion + Power Technology Expo attendees and exhibitors, as well as the ASM Heat Treat Conference & Exposition. More details will be posted soon.

In addition to these networking events, there will be a Women’s Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Stacey M. DelVecchio, F. SWE, Additive Manufacturing Product Manager, Caterpillar, and Past President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a two-track seminar series called the MPT Conference, which will focus on business intelligence and emerging technology, as well as to attend the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting and short course technical seminars from AGMA and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). Click here to register for the event.

The new Motion + Power Technology Expo will bring together more than 4,000 professionals looking for technical solutions from across the mechanical power transmission, fluid power, and electrical drive industries for three days of educational sessions, networking, and a full exhibit hall featuring industry-leading companies. For more information, visit http://www.MotionPowerExpo.com/. For additional information about exhibiting or details regarding the new show, please email Jenny Blackford at blackford@agma.org.

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