With hundreds of suppliers, Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis is designed for you to source the latest technologies and access valuable networking activities under one roof. Take a look below to see what 2016's event delivered.
Expo Floor Highlights
Create Lasting Connections
New in 2016, Connection Corner was the place for peer-to-peer networking and problem solving. Attendees came together for a variety of activities, including roundtable discussions, meetups, and speed networking.
Curated Expo Walks
Showcasing the best of the expo, the 2016 innovation tours were a hit on the floor. Expert guides highlighted industry game-changers in areas such as medical device design, manufacturing, and packaging.
Your Learning Hub
Once again, Center Stage was the heart of the show action. Two full days of free presentations and demonstrations on its stage expanded understanding and delivered insights that could be leveraged the minute participants returned to work.
The Latest Tech in Action
The Tech Theater was where the most innovative Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis exhibitors showcased their technologies, allowing audience members to ask questions, get answers, and discover new solutions they could engineer into their projects.
Network. Connect. Relax.
Free beer, wine, and snacks went hand in hand with conversation as industry professionals moved between participating booths on the show floor. They chatted with peers and built relationships with suppliers offering the solutions they needed.
Free Every Hour
That's right. Additive manufacturing created some added excitement at the 2016 event with a free 3D printer being handed out every hour.
“The show is a wealth of information in one place. Great place to find out what was developed since last year.”
-Ben Lindberg, B. Lindberg Enterprises
“After attending this event every year...I always come away from it feeling inspired and empowered.”
-David Uhler, Engineer, Blow Molded Specialties, Inc.
“Great place to hear about current trends, learn about new technologies, and meet and review a large number of suppliers in just two days!”
-Mark Holdeman, Packaging Professional, Outlook Group
More Exhibitors, More Opportunity
With five additional tradeshows running alongside Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis 2016, this event was the most comprehensive advanced manufacturing event in the region, delivering the suppliers, innovations, industry connections, and education that advanced design and manufacturing professionals' need.