FMA Annual Meeting

March 8-10, 2017 | The Ritz-Carlton | New Orleans

About the Meeting

Building on the collaborative tradition of two world-class co-located conferences, the Annual Meeting of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) is an event you can’t afford to miss. In three action-packed days you will learn from topnotch presenters during industry-relevant keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and facilitated roundtables; meet with hundreds of industry contacts who have the same challenges you are facing; and enjoy fun networking time at plant tours, golf tournaments, and evening receptions

The FABRICATOR®’s Leadership Summit brings together owners, executive team members, and budding leaders of job shops and contract manufacturing companies to discuss business management concerns and the latest technical advancements.

The content of this 11th annual event is driven by peer input and guidance from volunteer program committees to provide ideas, information, and relationships that will help fabricators succeed.

Attend the Leadership Summit track to get solutions for what’s keeping you up at night in today’s changing fabrication environment.


The Toll Processing Conference attracts top-level executives from metal producers, processors, and distributors with presentations focused on the metals supply chain, the auto market, and equipment innovation.

For the past 20 years, FMA’s Metals Processing Council has been instrumental in developing quality programs that connect attendees with the industry knowledge and insight they need.

The Toll Processing Conference track will focus on successful strategies for working with advanced technologies in metal processing.


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What Attendees Are Saying

Image“Great networking event. You gain a lot of concepts and ideas from other attendees and roundtable discussions.”Jeff Albaugh, Operations Manager, USA Dutch Inc., Efland, N.C.

Image“Good source of current information for the market and technology, plus networking with peers, vendors, and customers.”Andrew Gogal, GM - Southeast, Thompson Dayton Steel Service, Rome, Ga.

Conference Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112 92109

At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, located on the edge of the French Quarter, the experience of the city comes to life as soon as guests cross the threshold of the historic luxury hotel. Set within the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, the property highlights traditional Southern ambiance with an elegant interior that reflects the graciousness of antebellum mansions. Guests have the advantage of staying near popular area attractions, including Bourbon Street, but can also: experience local traditions in the hotel’s courtyard which hosts special events, enjoy a peaceful retreat at the city’s largest day spa, and take in live music at the Davenport Lounge.


FMA’s discounted room rate is $249. Call 1-800-826-8987 to make your reservation and be sure to notify the hotel that you are attending the FMA Annual Meeting.

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Registration to open in October.

Event Producers

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) is the leading educational association for the metal processing, forming and fabricating industry. FMA offers products and services that keep professionals in the industry informed about the latest trends and technology.

The FABRICATOR® is the official publication of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association and of FABTECH® International. The FABRICATOR has served the industry since 1971 and is North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. Money raised during the silent auction supports NBT summer camps and scholarships for students pursuing careers in manufacturing.

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