Attend WESTEC 2019
The Region’s Premier Manufacturing Technology Show
With more than 36,000 manufacturing firms employing 1.3 million people, California is among the fastest-growing manufacturing regions in the United States. For more than 40 years, downtown Los Angeles had been home for WESTEC. But as manufacturing changes, so does the landscape and location of manufacturers. For the first time, WESTEC will take place in a new location: the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif., September 24-26.
The decision to move WESTEC to Long Beach was the result of research that found the geographic center of manufacturing had moved away from Los Angeles toward Long Beach. Not only is Long Beach more easily accessible to the majority of manufacturers, but the city offers affordable parking, restaurants, and hotels. The Port of Long Beach is among the world’s largest shipping ports and the largest driver of the city’s robust economic activity.
Produced by AMT and SME, WESTEC is one of the regional events in the Manufacturing Technology Series, which is tailored to each area’s specific needs. WESTEC focuses on solutions for the area’s vibrant aerospace, medical, automotive, and oil industries. You’ll have the chance to compare the newest technologies side-by-side, meet face-to-face with the experts who developed them, and build your network to help your business thrive.
New AM Pavilion
This year, WESTEC will have an Additive Manufacturing Exhibit Pavilion that will focus on the role of 3D printing in sustaining an innovative development culture.
Experience and Learn
In addition to demonstrations of advanced technology in the exhibit hall, WESTEC features dozens of complimentary educational presentations including keynote addresses, technology workshops, and interactive knowledge bars. CNC machining, advanced materials, digital manufacturing, automation, robotics, 3D printing, and machine learning are among the new featured technologies.
WESTEC’s keynote presentations include:
- The Future of Making by Tom Wujec, Chief Disruptor at Autodesk
- Economic Outlook for Manufacturing Through 2023 by Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics
- Embracing New Technology, Empowering Teams: How Creativity and Teamwork Can Inspire Your Manufacturing Process by Fredi Lajvardi, a nationally recognized STEM educator and subject of the critically acclaimed documentary, Underwater Dreams, and the major motion picture, Spare Parts as well as the IMAX film Dream Big.
“At WESTEC, visitors and suppliers can talk face to face about specific challenges and connect with colleagues,” says Bonnie Gurney, AMT Director – Industry Partnerships. “The goal of WESTEC is to support the area’s manufacturers with the tools, tips, and knowledge they need to be competitive. You won’t want to miss the Golden State’s premier manufacturing technology show!”