Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the show?


McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
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Show Dates & Hours

Monday, November 6               10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7                  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 8          9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 9               9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Is there a cost to register?

Show admission is FREE to attendees who preregister by Friday, November 3, 2017. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.

Do I need to register in advance?

You can register onsite, the cost is $50. You can register in advance for FREE and avoid waiting in line at the show as well.

I have pre-registered, when will I receive my badge?

Badges are not mailed out in advance of the show. You can bring your email confirmation to the Express Registration to pick up your show badge.

Where do I find information on the educational programs?  Who is speaking? 

FABTECH offers a comprehensive lineup of education and training programs taught by some of the industry’s leading experts.  There’s something for everyone from those new to the industry to those with years of experience seeking more advanced information.  Click here to learn more about the education programs.

Are there any special events or opportunities to network planned?

Yes! We’re planning several exciting special events including keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking events and more.

How do I get to the show?

For driving directions, parking locations, and public transportation information at McCormick Place, click here.  Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the convention center and designated event hotels during show days for those attendees who book their hotel rooms through onPeak, the official housing provider.

Is there an age restriction for attendance?

Yes, this is a trade event and open only to industry professionals. No one under 16 will be admitted, including infants in arms and strollers.

How do I find out more about exhibiting?

If you are inquiring about FABTECH exhibit space, click here to request more information or contact a Sales Representative.