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 top-notch 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

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“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.

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“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 Speakers

Dr. Shawn DuBravac

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

Shawn will showcase how business innovation has and will continue to affect the metal manufacturing industry.

Philip K. Bell

President of Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) and
member of the U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Advisory Committee

Phillip will share SMA’s perspective on steel in 2017 and beyond, giving a glimpse into the new normal.

Networking Functions

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Golf TPC Louisiana

Whether you’re in it for the competition, the fresh air, or the camaraderie, don’t miss your chance to hit the links on March 8 for the Processors Golf Outing, March 10 as part of the Conference Golf Scramble, or both! This championship golf course offers a great blend of challenge and playability.

NOTE: Rental Clubs are available for $75 plus tax per set through the Pro Shop. Contact TPC Louisiana Pro Shop in advance to reserve your equipment at 504-436-8721.
Processors Golf Outing Conference Golf Scramble

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Dinner & Reception at BB King’s Blues Club

Let the good times roll! You’ll enjoy Louisiana-themed food, drinks, and live music inspired by all your favorite Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Rock and Roll musicians.

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Tour of Laitram LLC

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a leading manufacturer of seafood processing equipment. Observe how work flows through each of their four divisions and experience their practice of operational excellence.

NOTE: Currently this event is full. Please call 888-394-4362 to be added to the wait list and you will be contacted if there are any openings due to cancellations.
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Silent Auction during Opening Reception

It will be down-to-the-last-minute excitement… Online bidding will allow attendees to strategically vie for valuable donated prizes. Proceeds benefit NBT camps and scholarships.

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Conference Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112 92109
504-524-1331

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.

Reservations

After Feb. 13, guestrooms and rates are based on hotel’s availability. Call 800-826-8987 and mention that you are attending the FMA Annual Meeting.

Visiting NOLA

Prepare to let the good times roll in the most fun and authentic city in America: New Orleans!

Thanks to the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau FMA has a customized site for you to get more information about the city including Events, Nightlife, Family Fun, Getting Around, Airport, Weather, Brochures/Coupons, and more.

www.neworleanscvb.com/fma

Register

FMA/TPA MembersBest Value! Non-Members
Members – Standard
$895 $1,145
Young Professional Members $595
CompanyPLUS Members* $0
Join FMA to save $250 or more!

*Fee applies to one company representative only.

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.

Register Now
FMA/TPA Members Non-Members
Members – Standard $945 $1,195
Young Professional Members $595
CompanyPLUS Members* $0
Join FMA to save $250 or more!

*Fee applies to one company representative only.

You can fax completed registration form to FMA at: 847-844-1270 or call Customer Service at: 888-394-4362.

Download Registration Form
FMA/TPA MembersBest Value! Non-Members
Standard $895 $1,145
Young Professionals $595
CompanyPLUS
(1 representative)
$0
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.

Register

FMA/TPA Members Non-Members
Standard $945 $1,195
Young Professionals $595
CompanyPLUS
(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.

Register

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

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Bronze Sponsors:

Copper Sponsors:

Partners:

  • yrc-freight110

Exhibitors:

ACIETA

DMC Deburring

PEP Technology

SES (Steel Equipment Specialists)

SigmaNEST

Striker Systems

Walker Magnetics

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. www.fmanet.org

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. www.thefabricator.com

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. www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org

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