News Release from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2020



Andrea "Andy" Kuchinski

Director - Marketing & Communications, AMT
703-827-5277 or


AMT Announces the Postponement of The 2020 MFG Meeting


McLean, Va., (March 16, 2020) - Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have been closely monitoring the guidelines and recommendations set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the city of Fort Lauderdale with respect to The MFG Meeting, planned for April 1 - 5, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
In the past week, the WHO declared the global COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic and Fort Lauderdale joined communities around Florida in prohibiting gatherings larger than 250 people. Yesterday, the CDC issued guidance recommending that gatherings be kept to less than 50 people. Due to these circumstances and with the safety and health of the community as our top priority, we have made the decision to postpone The MFG Meeting until 2021.  
We will host our AMT Annual Meeting, which is usually held at The MFG Meeting, virtually on Thursday, April 2nd, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST. In this meeting, key speakers from The MFG Meeting will give attendees an update on the economy, the political landscape, and emerging technologies. There will also be an update on AMT and the nominations for the new board of directors. Stay tuned for future communications on what to expect for the AMT Annual Meeting.

Thank you for all of your support of The MFG Meeting. We truly value your contributions and hope that you will join us in 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Dewey at 703-827-5247 or


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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.