FMA Annual Meeting

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

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 12th 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 21 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 focuses on successful strategies for working with advanced technologies in metal processing.

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What Attendees Are Saying

“Very beneficial and worth the investment to get a snapshot of what’s going on in the domestic and global economy.” Lisa Wertzbaugher, Sales & Marketing Manager, Superior Tube Products Inc., Davenport, Ia.

“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.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shawn DuBravac

Futurist, Best-Selling Author, and Chief Economist
Senior Director of Research
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Drawing on research conducted by CTA, Shawn will share which experimental technologies will stick and disrupt business models. He’ll also showcase how business innovation has and will continue to affect the metal manufacturing industry.

Championship Golf

TPC Louisiana

3/8/17 – Processors Golf Outing
3/10/17 – Conference Golf Scramble

The breathtaking scenery of this course stretches over 250 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River delta. TPC Louisiana was named “the #4 best upscale public golf course” by Golf Digest magazine when it debuted in 2004. TPC Louisiana is consistently included in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.” (Golf Digest Top 100 Public Golf Course)

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 of $249/night is available through Feb. 1, 2017.

Call 1-800-826-8987 to make your reservation and be sure to notify the hotel that you are attending the FMA Annual Meeting.


Registration to open in October.

FMA/TPA MembersBest Value! Non-Members
Standard $895 $1,145
Young Professionals $595
(1 representative)
Join FMA to save $250 or more!

Sponsor guest coupons and other special promo coupons should be entered at checkout. Committee, council, and board member discounts will automatically be applied upon checkout.

Questions?  Speak with an FMA customer service representative at 815-399-8700, or via email.


FMA/TPA Members Non-Members
Standard $945 $1,195
Young Professionals $595
(1 representative)
$0 Join FMA to Save $250 or more!

Download the Registration Form.

Questions? Speak with an FMA customer service representative at 815-399-8700, or via email.



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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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