Expo Floor, Free Content Highlight Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland, The Region's Most Comprehensive Design and Manufacturing Event

ADM Lineup includes Tesla Inc. CTO and Co-Founder JB Straubel and Full Slate of Meetups, Live Demos, Networking Opportunities, Inspiring Discussions and Over 25 Hours of Free Conference Content

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland, Northeast Ohio's only comprehensive design and manufacturing event, will feature a vibrant expo floor packed with leading suppliers across multiple industries, presentations from some of the most innovative minds in advanced manufacturing, exciting attractions, and opportunities to make meaningful connections. Educational conference content, available to all registered visitors, delves into emerging technologies and concept-to-market for the medical device industry, lightweighting for the automotive industry, and smart manufacturing.

ADM Cleveland will bring five established industry events together into one unparalleled business and learning experience. The well-known Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Pack, PLASTEC, and shows will be transformed into zones on the ADM Cleveland expo floor, giving visitors access to a broad range of industry verticals, including automotive, medtech, and aerospace.

ADM Cleveland takes place March 29-30. For more information about ADM Cleveland, please visit: admcleveland.com

While at the show, check out the Keynote featuring Tesla Inc. CTO and Co-Founder JB Straubel; hang out with Team Moebius's 250-lb. full body spinner robot from the hit television series BattleBots®; meet leading exhibitors; join Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) and Design News media brands for expert-guided expo tours; gamify your show experience with the Passport Program and enjoy a Lunch & Learn titled, "Getting to Market Quickly Without Compromising Your Design," presented by Xcentric Mold.

"The upgraded content and networking opportunities UBM introduced in 2017 offer attendees the opportunity to experience new ideas, create relationships, and explore possibilities that will take manufacturing to the next level," said Nina Brown, Vice President, Events, UBM. "It has been a banner year for UBM live content, which supports these experiences, beginning in Anaheim with insight from award-winning television personality and special effects master Jamie Hyneman and continuing at ADM Cleveland with Automotive visionary JB Straubel."

The ADM Cleveland expo floor features exhibitors serving a range of industries and sectors, including automotive, robotics, packaging, plastics, electronics, medical technology and more. Presentations on the expo floor take place at Center Stage, while focused Innovation Tours will lead attendees through the show floor focusing on key themes at the forefront of the industry. A Welcome Reception sponsored by Allied Electronics, Passport Program, Speed Networking and Meetup events will aid in connecting attendees and exhibitors alike in a relaxed, fun environment.

Meetups, a new UBM initiative

New for the inaugural ADM Cleveland event are two topic-focused meetup initiatives in partnership with UBM. The first, Open Source Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing, a Machine Intelligence meetup, will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at 2:30 p.m. and will feature a demonstration, tutorial and chat-ops session on the use of human-Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing. The second, Designing the conversation around Medical Devices, a MedDevCLE meetup, will begin on Wednesday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. Join the discussion and hear what top local Ohio doctors have to say when it comes to clinician and engineer communication when designing a device.

Center Stage

Center Stage is the hub for live content on the expo floor and offers a diverse program of free presentations each day highlighting diverse and fascinating topics. Visit Center Stage to see Team Moebius's 250-lb. full body spinner robot from the hit television series BattleBots®; learn how the Wolverine character from Marvel's X-Men inspired a self-healing material for robots and electronic devices; and compete in the 45-Minute Packaging Challenge. Throughout the two-day show, Center Stage is the place to hear industry leaders discuss important developments and trends, participate in interactive activities, and learn more about a specific topic within the industry, such as bioprinting, packaging for e-commerce, and metal additive manufacturing. To see the full Center Stage Schedule, please visit: schedule.admcleveland.com/session-type/center-stage-free

Innovation Tours

Join an industry expert for a guided tour of the show floor. Each tour will focus on a key theme driving the industry and provide insight that can be used back at the office. Tour topics for ADM Cleveland include medtech innovation, led by MD+DI Magazine, and machinery and devices enabling smart manufacturing, guided by Design News Magazine. For more information about the innovation tours, please visit: schedule.admcleveland.com/session-type/innovation-tour-free

Speed Networking

UBM's Speed Networking events make matches in minutes with one-on-ones that become win-wins. This event gathers professionals from all manufacturing verticals and connects them for five-minute, informal sessions where relationships are created. From engineers and executives to suppliers and key decision makers, sit across the table and meet the match that will take your business to the next level. To see the full Speed Networking schedule, please visit: schedule.admcleveland.com/session-type/speed-networking-free

Free Conference Content

In conjunction with an exciting expo floor, ADM Cleveland includes a full conference program of more than 25 hours of free content included with an Expo Pass. The Cleveland Conference Series offers an open-door environment with the flexibility to build your own session schedule across three separate conferences, each focusing on an industry area significant to Northeast Ohio: automotive, medtech, and smart manufacturing. Highlights include: driving the future of automotive design with lightweighting; the pulse of medical technology and the future of the next big device; and upping the IQ of the factory floor with Smart Manufacturing.

Conference speakers for the 2017 Cleveland event hail from such organizations as Case Western Reserve University Robotics Lab, The Cleveland Clinic, Design News, Devicix, Honda of America Manufacturing, Jergens, Inc., MAGNET, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, The Ohio State University, Proto Labs, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, U.S. Steel, and Universal Robots. For the full conference schedule, please visit: admcleveland.com/education

ADM Cleveland event continues to grow with the support of key sponsors, exhibitors, suppliers and major Ohio manufacturing associations including: Absolute Haitan, Allied Electronics, American Ring & Tool Company, BioEnterprise, BioOhio, C&J Industries, Chevron Lubricants, Cincinnati Test Systems Inc., KHK USA, Inc., MAGNET, Maruka, Norman Noble, Penn State Behrend, Proto Labs, Qosina, Rotor Clip Company, RSW Technologies, Schneider Electric, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, Stratasys, TeamNEO, and Xcentric Mold, among others.

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To learn more about ADM Cleveland, please visit: admcleveland.com

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UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organised by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.

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