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IndustryWeek Taps Key Ohio Manufacturing Associations for Collaboration on M&T 2021

May 11, 2021
Collaboration to deliver strategies for excellence all the way from design to delivery to the expanding manufacturing community in Northeast Ohio.

On Nov. 9 to 11, 2021, IndustryWeek will bring The Manufacturing & Technology (M&T) Show back to the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The show's scope will expand dramatically this year, combining IndustryWeek's annual M&T event with Endeavor Business Media's Safety Leadership Conference and IDEA! Conference to serve the full spectrum of industrial leadership. A recent agreement reached with outside partners in the Northeast Ohio region — MAGNET, The Smart Manufacturing Cluster, and Team NEO — will solidify the event's coverage and collaboration with the regional manufacturing community.

"Having the support and expertise of the teams at MAGNET, The Smart Manufacturing Cluster, and Team NEO positions The M&T Show to fulfill its promise of delivering strategies for excellence all the way from design to delivery to the innovative and expanding manufacturing community in Northeast Ohio," said Travis Hessman, IndustryWeek editor-in-chief and conference program director. "We chose Cleveland as the location for this event with the intent of pulling the community into our planning and execution at the highest level. This agreement reached between our event management team and these influential organizations will ensure the entire ecosystem of manufacturing professionals at our show understand how important Northeast Ohio is when it comes to the global manufacturing landscape."

The event will showcase educational content, facility tours, a trade show of solution providers, and an exciting night out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, all in the spirit of inspiring the manufacturing community from C-level executives to safety leaders to engineering teams as they strive for excellence across the intertwined manufacturing ecosystem.

"Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio proudly drives nearly half of our economy and the region is poised to become a national leader in smart manufacturing," said MAGNET VP of Operations Mike O'Donnell. "We are thrilled to have The M&T Show back in Cleveland and to be working alongside the event management team to share the local expertise and innovative spirit of the manufacturing community of Northeast Ohio."

"This partnership elevates the tremendous work that our regional partners are doing to ensure that Northeast Ohio's manufacturers have global impact," said Jay Foran, senior vice president of Team NEO. "Bringing all of the decision-makers together and promoting the common values of digital transformation, innovation, leadership, and talent for the new era of manufacturing helps align our community and others around the country."

The focal points in this collaboration will be on the recent release of the regional vision and plan called the Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, tying in the existing event Future Factories into The Manufacturing & Technology Conference, and securing the correct industry experts to cover topics across the three educational conferences taking place at the show.

"We understand that our events will only be as strong as our connections to the local communities who host us," said John DiPaola, manufacturing group publisher for Endeavor Business Media. "The history and mission of The M&T Show and its supporting publications has been intrinsically connected to the work that MAGNET, The Smart Manufacturing Cluster, and Team NEO have been doing for years. The respect that is shown between all parties in this partnership will ensure an exciting, relevant, and innovative event experience unlike anything the industry has seen before."

Visit The M&T Show website for registration and sponsorship information.

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