If there’s one thing we’ve all learned during these challenging 18 months, it’s the value of adaptability in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.
Many industries are at a real turning point as they emerge from the depths of the pandemic—and precision manufacturing is among them. That’s why NTMA is more excited than ever to bring our community together during our annual Manufacturing Engage 2021 conference.
Manufacturing Engage 2021 will take place October 26-29 at The Westin Alexandria Old Town in beautiful Alexandria, Virginia. Registration is open now!
Moving forward with this in-person conference is a decision we didn’t make lightly. But we believe that it’s never been more important for precision manufacturers to connect, strategize, and learn from one another face-to-face.
The Value of Face-to-Face Connection
NTMA members understand first-hand the value of face-to-face interaction with like-minded peers. As a relationship-oriented group, we’ve learned that the real magic happens when we build lasting relationships with each other that span many years.
Those relationships are especially important right now, and this conference is an essential piece of that connection-building for precision manufacturers. Anyone who seeks out meaningful and long-term business connections will find themselves at home with the NTMA.
Just like in past years, the Manufacturing Engage 2021 conference builds on the NTMA’s legacy of bringing like-minded professionals together to network and innovate. But the stakes feel especially high this year.
The New Normal in Manufacturing: Innovate or Evaporate
As much as we all wish life could return to “normal” post-COVID, the reality that precision manufacturers face is much different. There was a time when sticking to the status quo was more than enough to survive. But now we’re approaching a tipping point: innovate or evaporate.
The world we live in is constantly changing. Precision manufacturers who are agile enough to change along with it have the potential to grow and thrive as modern machine shops. If you managed to pull your shop through this last year and a half, the good news is you’re on the right track.
This urgent call to innovate or evaporate is what inspired much of the programming at Manufacturing Engage 2021. It’s our hope that forward-thinking topics like cybersecurity, digitized equipment, and innovative technology will inspire attendees to continue learning, challenging themselves, and thinking outside the box.
You can check out the full schedule of events here.
Pandemic Safety at Manufacturing Engage 2021
The safety of Manufacturing Engage 2021 attendees is of paramount importance to us. We will follow and enforce all relevant CDC guidelines throughout the conference, including masking and social distancing as required. We will update any of these health measures based on CDC or local authority recommendations.
Additionally, we plan to have different color bracelets for attendees, which will indicate the wearer’s comfort level with various interactions like handshakes or fist-bumps.
We sincerely hope you’ll join us for this exciting and important event, which has been meticulously planned with your safety and the future of your business in mind. If you’re ready to be inspired and set your sights on the future of manufacturing, register for Manufacturing Engage 2021 today.