As we navigate through 2024, there’s still ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the wealth of knowledge, technological advancements and unparalleled value that this year’s manufacturing trade shows and expos have to offer. From employers to employees, these events are a goldmine for anyone looking to elevate their presence in the US manufacturing scene.

The Top Manufacturing Trade Shows of 2024


Scheduled for March 11-14 in Atlanta, GA, Modex stands out among 2024’s top manufacturing trade shows. While Promat has already passed and won’t return until 2025, Modex continues to shine, thanks to MHI (The Material Handling Industry). It’s a pivotal gathering for supply chain professionals seeking to network and grow.

Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo 2024

This supply chain expo, happening May 6-8, delves into lessons learned from the pandemic and strategies for long-term success in supply chain management. It’s a must-attend for those in procurement, manufacturing management and logistics.


Mark your calendars for May 6-9 in Chicago for Automate, the automation event of the year. Covering the spectrum of automation in manufacturing sectors, it’s one of the key automation events for industry professionals.


The largest plastics tradeshow in America takes over Orlando, FL, from May 6-10. NPE is an expansive event that showcases the latest in plastics technology and innovation.

Skills USA National Leadership & Skills Conference

Focusing on promoting technical and trade careers, the Skills USA National Leadership & Skills Conference, happening June 24-28, is a unique blend of skill-building and leadership development.


For those interested in additive manufacturing conferences, RAPID + TCT in Los Angeles from June 25-27 is the place to be. It’s a deep dive into how 3D printing technologies can revolutionize manufacturing processes.

Safety Conference & Expo

Set for August 7-9 in Denver, CO, the Safety Conference & Expo is organized by the ASSP and focuses on educational sessions and innovations in workplace safety.

Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Don’t miss out on this Industry 4.0 expo in Grand Rapids, MI, on August 7-8. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore advancements in automation and metalworking.


For professionals in metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing, FABTECH is the premier event, running from October 15-17.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

This Association of Equipment Manufacturers event, happening on November 13-15, is perfect for executives looking to gain industry insights on workforce development, data management and leadership.


In Santa Clara, CA, from November 20-21, the BIOMEDevice event bridges Med Tech, Biotech, and Pharma, fostering education and partnerships in medical innovation.

Time to Grow

Choosing the right manufacturing trade show can open doors to new industry contacts, knowledge, and opportunities. Dive in, and you’re sure to learn and grow in ways you hadn’t imagined.