Westec, the biennial manufacturing trade show for the Western United States, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 15 through 17 2013 rather than spring of 2014 as originally scheduled. According to organizers, the decision was influenced by several factors, including a desire to build on the success of the 2012 event, the ongoing strength of the industry, and feedback from exhibitors and attendees to the previous show. “Over the last year, we made a conscious effort to listen and understand the needs of our customers and partners,” said Christine Longroy, WESTEC event manager. “We know they have to maximize their outreach and marketing budgets, and moving WESTEC to the fall beginning in 2013 is the direct result of us responding to that feedback.”
Westec is produced by the Society of Manufacturing engineers. The 2012 event in March attracted more than 14,000 registered attendees and more than 500 exhibitors.