Make Your Case for Attending FABTECH

Getting approval from your manager to attend FABTECH might be a challenge, as it takes time and money. This page contains help and suggestions on how to make your case effectively. Approved1Review the materials to gain a greater understanding of FABTECH and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain support from your manager.


FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to  improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

When you propose attending FABTECH it is key to focus specifically on what you will bring back to the organization. Below are two critical tools that will aid in making your case for attending.

  • Prepare a list of the benefits that can be realized by attending FABTECH and how you can make an impact at your organization.
  • Download and complete the “Justification Letter” letter.


Experience Three Exhibit Halls of Equipment and Services:

– The show will cover more than 725,000 nsf of floor space throughout three halls at McCormick Place. With so much to see and do, visitors should plan to visit all four days of the event!

– Visiting with over 1,700 exhibitors and attending live product demonstrations will allow you to gain a broader perspective of the tools and solutions available to you and your company.

Gain Knowledge from the Educational Program:

– With 100+ targeted technical, operational, economic and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to advance your career and your business.

– Which topic tracks or specific sessions have particular relevance to your department’s or organization’s current priorities and goals? Are there sessions that will provide insight into a particular challenge or goal your organization is facing right now, or expects to face in the next 12 months?

Connect and Reconnect through Networking: 

– Allocate time to network with peers by taking part in a number of featured events including keynote presentations, welding competitions and more!

– Be sure to state how FABTECH will enable you to meet and interact with industry professionals in similar roles. You will be able to take the pulse of what your peers are talking about and planning for, and how they are accomplishing their specific goals.