MD&M West Manufacturing Event Announces New 2021 Date

While next year’s conference and exhibition has been rescheduled for August 10-12, 2021, event organizer Informa Markets offers its comprehensive digital event this November 2020. 


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On Oct. 1 it was announced by event organizer Informa Markets – Engineering (Santa Monica, California) that what is said to be the nation’s largest advanced manufacturing event — composed of Automation Technology West (ATX), Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing (D&M), PLASTEC West, and WestPack — will now be held August 10-12, 2021 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Originally, says Informa Markets, the 2021 edition of the conference and exhibition was slated for February. 

Backed by key stakeholders and partners, the decision to schedule the event at a later date followed careful consideration from event organizers, Informa Markets, with the community top of mind. The 2021 edition will feature the full comprehensive program including Center Stage, Design Dome, Tech Theater, dynamic panel discussions, live demonstrations, expert speaker presentations and more.

In the interim, says Informa Markets – Engineering, the manufacturing community can expect Virtual Engineering Week, an online event featuring an expansive conference program and expo hall hosting hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2020. It is said the digital event will provide attendees an opportunity to explore the latest innovations, schedule one-on-one meetings, see live demos, engage with live Q&As covering timely topics from 3D printing and next-generation technologies to packaging trends and sustainability at a time when industry connection and learning is of utmost importance. Brands ATX, D&M, MD&M, PLASTEC, and Quality will be leading the event.

“MD&M West is one of the largest shows we exhibit at and features the most qualified roster of attendees across applications; the new business we derive each year is unparalleled,” says Julia Morgenstern Abada, Marketing Communications manager at Kyocera International, Inc. “We are excited to extend the premiere networking and education to the November and August months via the virtual and in-person offerings.”

“The support from our community to hold the 2021 event in August coupled with the excitement surrounding an introduction of a virtual platform this November is phenomenal. We are thrilled to offer another touch point for professionals, purchasers and buyers to meet thousands of suppliers from globally renowned businesses at Virtual Engineering Week,” adds Hayley Haggarty, group event director, Informa Markets – Engineering. “We understand continuous education is a key component fueling the longevity and sustained innovation of the advanced manufacturing industry and look forward to feeding the industry’s immense appetite in both a virtual and in-person setting this Winter and Fall.”