The Midwest's Leading Medical Device and Advanced Manufacturing Event Returns to Minneapolis In-Person This Fall

The 2021 event is designed to be a one-stop-shop meeting place and sourcing home for hundreds of suppliers spanning medical, packaging, automation, plastics, and design engineering and manufacturing.

Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, the Midwest's only annual end-to-end design & manufacturing event organized by Informa Markets - Engineering, today announced the event's return to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 2021 edition taking place November 3-4 with an impressive roster of industry partners in tow including SMTA International, VSI Labs, Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC), and University of Minnesota.

Fueling industry engagement and discovery, the event will serve as a cross-category preview of what technologies and emergent trends will shape the future of the medical, packaging, automation, plastics, and design engineering and manufacturing sectors. Among the first wave of notable exhibitors includes Arburg, Aven, Braas, Matsui America, Mechatronic, Niigata Machine, Protolabs, Shibaura Machine, and Werner Electric. Registration is open; secure a pass today.

"We are thrilled to share that we are returning to Minneapolis to propel the medical device and manufacturing industries forward, markets that contributes more than $52.7 billion a year to Minneapolis' economy," said Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, Informa Markets - Engineering. "Year after year, this event gathers the Midwest's leading visionaries from established institutions like Mayo Clinic, 3M, UnitedHealth, and Medtronic and technical innovators from venture-backed startups for two days of face-to-face networking, educational deep dives, and deal-making."

The in-person experience at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis will connect thousands of engineers, executives, and buyers with more than 385 exhibitors spanning 3D printing, robotics and automation, digital health, sterile packaging, and more. Additionally, we welcome partner SMTA International to the Minneapolis Convention Center this November. Together, the events bring one of the largest audiences of engineering and manufacturing professionals to the Midwest.

"We are honored to partner with Informa Markets - Engineering and merge our like-minded communities of electronics engineering and advanced manufacturing professionals, facilitating long overdue industry connection and education," said Tanya Martin, Global Executive Director, at SMTA International. "The electronics manufacturing and assembly sectors are undergoing immense disruptions and there is a huge appetite for forward-looking content that highlights innovations, insights, and trends that will shape the future of business in these sectors. We look forward to reconnecting the industry this November."

Notable attendees registered for the 2021 edition include senior engineers and R&D directors from 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific, General Motors, Medtronic, Minnetronix Medical, Nordson Medical, Pfizer, Phillips, Polaris, Target, among others. More details on the networking opportunities and educational content to come.

Register now to attend the 2021 edition of Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis.

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About Informa Markets - Engineering:

Informa Markets' Engineering portfolio is the leading B2B 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 engineering 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 Engineering portfolio is organized by Informa, the world's leading exhibitions organizer that brings a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio comprises more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Engineering, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

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