Gardner Business Media Announces Top Shops Expo + Conference

The Top Shops Expo + Conference will take place October 12-14 in Cincinnati, Ohio and includes Top Shops programs for Modern Machine Shop, Products Finishing, Plastics Technology and CompositesWorld


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Gardner Business Media, parent company of Modern Machine Shop, has announced the inaugural Top Shops Expo + Conference. An extension of the annual, internationally recognized Top Shops Benchmarking program, the Top Shops Expo will take place October 12-14, 2021 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will consist of three days of exhibits, education and networking focused on delivering a range of supply chain solutions to North American durable goods manufacturing businesses.

The Top Shops Expo’s mission is to raise the profile and redefine the potential of North American manufacturing by providing participants unique insights and business solutions in three key areas: business improvement through the reporting of Top Shops benchmarking data; technology transfer via exhibits and technical presentations; and North American-based production sourcing, reshoring and onshoring by way of business networking in the Top Shops Sourcing pavilion. 

Top Shops Expo will mark the first time all Gardner Business Media Top Shops programs — Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and CompositesWorld — will be presented together creating an unmatched, manufacturing industry opportunity for learning, collaborating and networking.

“Top Shops Expo is a platform to continue growing North American industrial production by getting manufacturing together. Not just getting companies and people together, but providing an environment that brings together data, technology and business information that make progress possible,” noted Dave Necessary, Gardner Business Media.

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Key Top Shops Expo Components

  • Top Shops Technical Conferences: Data and technical presentations based on the annual Top Shops surveys
  • Technology Displays: Innovative product and process technology vendors of machinery, software, materials and more
  • Sourcing Pavilion: Leading contract manufacturing companies displaying production and service capabilities from product design and prototyping to scale production to post-processing and finishing
  • Awards + Networking: Annual Top Shops awards program and a range of business networking events
  • Additive Manufacturing Expo (AME): Top Shops Expo will co-locate with the annual Additive Manufacturing Expo. Exhibit hall registrants will receive complimentary access to the AME showfloor.

The Expo is powered by the data and insights produced in the annual Modern Machine ShopPlastics TechnologyProducts Finishing and CompositesWorld Top Shops programs. It is designed for all companies involved in supporting the North American durable goods manufacturing supply chain. Top Shops Expo exhibitors and attendees will be able to source parts, spec new technology, sell products and services and solve business problems.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available now at TopShopsExpo.com. Additional event details including registration, technical program and special events will be announced soon on TopShopsExpo.com and through all Gardner Business Media industrial brands.