GRAND RAPIDS, MI (July 27, 2023) — The highly anticipated Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) is set to return this year, promising to be its largest and most impressive edition to date. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 9, and Thursday, August 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, the event will be hosted at the prestigious DeVos Place, located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids.
Founded in 2015 by Mark Ermatinger of Industrial Control, AME has steadily grown into a leading platform for the manufacturing industry, bringing together cutting-edge technology, innovative solutions, and industry experts under one roof. Attendees can expect an unparalleled experience, showcasing the latest advancements and fostering valuable connections within the evolving manufacturing sector.
“AME was organized with convenience in mind for visitors and exhibitors alike,” Event Organizer Ermatinger said. “Exhibitors traveling from the Midwest have said that the AME is convenient and affordable since it’s a day and half show versus other week-long shows. The DeVos Place is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids and we’re covering the cost of parking for the first 2,000 attendees for a couple hours.”
New this year is an Industry 4.0 Pavilion coordinated by three statewide service providers who are supporting the MEDC’s mission for Michigan manufacturers to adopt competitive and new Industry 4.0 technologies in their operations:
The Industry 4.0 Accelerator is a matchmaking organization linking manufacturers with technology solution providers to improve their operating efficiency. The i4.0 Accelerator helps manufacturers define their problem statements and recruits new technologies to the state to solve these problems. The i4.0 Accelerator is managed by Centrepolis at Lawrence Tech University and Lean Rocket Lab in Jackson, MI.
The i4.0 Accelerator is hosting the Live Event Stage with continuous panel discussions and pitch events over both days of the show. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about current trends in industrial decarbonization, generative AI, systems integration, and corporate insights on i4.0 organizational roadmaps and challenges.
Dan Radomski, Director of Centrepolis, will be speaking at the Fireside Chat at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 in the i4.0 Accelerator Live Event Stage on how public/private partnerships are supporting Industry 4.0 adoption in Michigan.
Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability.
MMTC is inviting attendees to its Smart Manufacturing Zone to meet with experts and get hands-on with technology that can help manufacturers thrive. Alongside partner technology suppliers, the Smart Manufacturing Zone will be filled with various ways organizations can leverage automation to impact their bottom line and drive improvements. From cobots to additive manufacturing to system integration, the Smart Manufacturing Zone features the solutions for manufacturers to remain competitive.
Ingrid Tighe, President of MMTC, will be speaking at the Fireside Chat at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9 on the i4.0 Accelerator Live Event Stage with the topic of how public/private partnerships are supporting Industry 4.0 adoption in Michigan.
Automation Alley is a nonprofit technology business association and Digital Transformation Insight Center focused on driving the growth and success of businesses in Michigan and beyond through innovation and automation.
Automation Alley (booth #1316) will feature its strategic partnerships with SensCy’s cybersecurity solutions and Markforged’s industrial 3D printers. Automation Alley CEO Tom Kelly will also be speaking at the Fireside Chat at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 in the i4.0 Accelerator Live Event Stage on how public/private partnerships are supporting Industry 4.0 adoption in Michigan.
For more information on the show, interested individuals can access the website at www.AdvancedManufacturingExpo.com or contact the AME’s Marketing Manager Joe Teague at email@example.com and (616) 299-7610.