AMT Announces MTForecast Dates


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AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced that MTForecast will be held October 2-4, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. The event will feature U.S. economic and machine tool business forecasts from nationally recognized economists and industry analysts including Mark Killion, director of U.S. industry services for Oxford Economics; Steve Kline, chief data officer for Gardner Business Media; and Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics.

The conference also includes market outlooks for the aerospace, automotive, medical, and oil and gas industries that review projected growth, market and technology trends, global competition and other economic data important to the machine tool industry.

“MTForecast is designed to help attendees with strategic planning through economic forecasting, analysis of relevant market data, customer industry insights and networking with peers who share similar business challenges. Forecasts by highly respected economists — drilled down to the machine tool sector — enable executives to plan more confidently for the coming year,” says Chris Downs, director of strategic analytics for AMT. “We expect more than 100 companies and over 200 attendees this year, representing some of the largest machine tool builders in the country,” he added.

MTForecast will include educational tracks in the areas of business strategy, opportunity and data. Plant tours will take place at Jergens and Fredon Corporation. Conference sponsors include Schunk, Festo Corporation, Gardner Publications, Big Kaiser Precision Tooling, GIE Media and Reshoring Initiative.