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FMA’s top-notch conferences, developed in cooperation with volunteer council members, connect and educate the industry. Scheduled at regularly occurring intervals throughout the country, attendees enjoy multiple presentations, exhibits, social functions, and more at these events.

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Upcoming Conferences

9th Annual Safety Conference
April 19 - 20, 2017
Elgin, IL

Coil Processing Workshop & Tour
April 25 - 26, 2017
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
Schaumburg, IL

FABTECH Mexico Educational Sessions
May 2 - 4, 2017
Monterrey, NL

BendFab & PlateFab Workshops & Tours
May 16 - 17, 2017
St Charles Community College
Cottleville, MO

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Annual Conferences

FMA Annual Meeting

March 8-10, 2017 – New Orleans, LA

Premier industry event attracting owners, management team members, and budding leaders of job shops and contract manufacturing companies as well as top-level executives from metal producers, processors, and distributors.


June 5-7, 2017 – Plymouth, MI

A world-class industry event encompassing state-of-the-art laser processes for manufacturers, fabricators, and suppliers that has been going on for more than 20 years. It occurs early in June just outside Detroit.

Pipe & Tube Charlotte

Pipe & Tube

September 20-22, 2016 – Charlotte, NC

This conference series brings all segments of the tube and pipe market together each September for a comprehensive program that showcases innovative and engaging technology.

FMA/NCATC Educators Conference

Educators Conference

October 11-14, 2016 – Palatine, IL

Collaboration between FMA and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) aimed at energizing individuals for work in the industry and supporting institutions that provide the training.