News Release from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology


The Association For Manufacturing Technology Today Announced that MTForecast 2019 Will be Held

October 2–4, 2019 in Cleveland

Features business forecasts from leading economists and analysts for machine tools, aerospace,

automotive, medical and oil & gas industries


McLean, Va., (July 22, 2019)— The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), which represents U.S.-based providers of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative and competitive – today announced that its annual MTForecast event will be held October 2–4, 2019 in Cleveland at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. MTForecast will feature U.S. economic and machine tool business forecasts from nationally recognized economists and industry analysts including Mark Killion, CFA, director of US industries, Oxford Economics; Steve Kline, chief data officer, Gardner Business Media; and Alan Beaulieu, president, ITR Economics. The conference also includes market outlooks for the aerospace, automotive, medical and oil & gas industries that review projected growth, market and technology trends, global competition and other economic data important to the machine tool industry.

“MTForecast is designed to help attendees with strategic planning through economic forecasting, analysis of relevant market data, customer industry insights and networking with peers who share similar business challenges. Forecasts by highly respected economists--drilled down to the machine tool sector--enable executives to plan more confidently for the coming year,” said Chris Downs, director, Strategic Analytics, AMT. “We expect more than 100 companies and over 200 attendees this year, representing some of the largest machine tool builders in the country,” he added.

“There is no other single conference that brings together the quality and specificity of market data relevant to the machine tool sector. Whether it’s industrial production forecasts, trends in energy prices or new materials being used in the aerospace industry—machine tool companies will learn how it is likely to affect them in the next 12-24 months,” said Pat McGibbon, chief knowledge officer, AMT.

For the second year, MTForecast will include educational tracks in the areas of business strategy, opportunity and data. Additionally, plant tours will take place at Jergens and Fredon Corporation.

Conference sponsors include SCHUNK, Festo Corporation, Gardner Publications, BIG KAISER Precision Tooling, Inc., GIE Media and Reshoring Initiative. Select sponsorship opportunities for MTForecast are still available. To learn more, contact Bill Herman at

The conference takes place October 2–4, 2019 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. For more information on MTForecast speakers and events and to register visit MTForecast.



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AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


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