Special Events

Don’t miss the special events scheduled for FABTECH 2016. While at the show, November 16-18, make plans to stop by the keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, Welding Thunder Team Fabrication Competition, and much more. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, there’s more in store for FABTECH 2016 that you don’t want to miss!

All events are free and open to all attendees unless otherwise noted.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

OPENING KEYNOTE

The Power to Win!

Speaker: Sugar Ray Leonard

Location: TBD
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m

Boxing Legend, Successful Entrepreneur and Author, The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring, Sugar Ray Leonard shows us how to achieve greatness by setting our fears of the unknown aside with preparation, focus, discipline, determination and the right attitude. Using real-life stories, his message motivates audiences to be the best they can be.


FEATURED EXPERT PANEL SESSION

State of the Industry: Post-Election Analysis

Location: TBD
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Our expert panel will review the 2016 election results and discuss the impact on the manufacturing industry and the business climate for capital investment, tax updates, and what it means to your business. At stake in this election is not only the White House and Congress, but control of the U.S. Supreme Court, which will decide many controversial rules long after President Obama leaves office. What does the government have in store for you in 2017?

Moderator: TBD

Panel:
Chris Kuehl, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence
Ned Monroe, Senior VP External Relations, National Association Manufacturers
Omar S. Nashashibi, Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Women of FABTECH Breakfast with Tech TourWomen in Manufacturing

Time: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: TBD

Join us for a networking breakfast celebrating the importance of women in the manufacturing sector.  This event aims to foster relationships and dialogue between supporters and practitioners in the field. Includes a continental breakfast and tech tour on the show floor. Price: $15.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

SHOP TALK WITH COUNTING CARS

Location: TBD
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

From the hit reality series Counting Cars, show stars Kevin Mack and “Horny” Mike Henry will be at FABTECH to talk shop with attendees, meet with fans, sign autographs and take pictures. Stop by and get to know the guys who build cool cars and bikes at Las Vegas-based custom chopper and hot rod dealer Count’s Kustoms.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Welders Without Borders: Welding Thunder Team Fabrication CompetitionAWS-welder

Location: Silver Lot

November 16-17 – During Show Hours

The 2016 Welders Without Borders Welding Thunder Welding Fabrication Team Invitational will be the event of the year for college and high school welding students fabricators. Welding Students will compete to weld and cook off their fabrication project for judges as required. Awards will be given to the teams with the most accurate fabrication project as determined by judges.