Upcoming Automation Events in 2021

2020 has been a rough year all around,  for basically everyone. But it was an especially tough year for events, because much of the country moved towards virtual, if possible. Other events were simply cancelled. However, 2021 will be starting with multiple vaccines for Coronavirus (COVID-19), so there is potential for in-person events as the year progresses. 

In this post, we will cover upcoming automation events in the beginning of 2021. 


This manufacturing trade show is being held down at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. It features the “best in manufacturing” with hundreds of exhibits ranging from additive manufacturing to robotics, machining centers to welding and much more, according to SME. With 65,000 square feet of exhibit space, there is so much to cover! It also features the latest manufacturing trends, demonstrations with industry experts and insights on taking your business to the next level.

HOUSTEX 2021 runs February 23-25. Learn more about it here

RAPID + TCT 2021

What do you know about 3D technologies? What do you want to learn about additive manufacturing? If this is your interest, RAPID + TCT 2021 should be on your list of expos next year. According to the website, this expo features the latest innovations, the ability to network with like-minded peers and industry experts and more.  

RAPID + TCT 2021 runs April 26-29 in Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about it here

Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo

According to Manufacturing Automation, this Toronto expo combines five manufacturing events—Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), PACKEX, PLAST-EX and Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS). It focuses on the latest trends in the manufacturing industry. The expo also features insight on tech across automation, robotics, energy efficiency, packings and more. 

With more than 450 exhibits, it takes place in Toronto, Canada from May 11-13. Learn more here

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