The Association For Manufacturing Technology Today Announced That Its MTForecast and MFG Conferences Will Be Jointly Held Nov. 2-5, 2021, in Denver

Attending MFG2021 + MTForecast is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience both conferences at one venue. Economic and industry analysis about changing business conditions and opportunities should prove valuable to all attendees.
Jun 30, 2021


McLean, Va. (June 30, 2021) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, 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 it will hold two of its trademark conferences together at a unique event, MFG2021 + MTForecast, on Nov. 2-5, 2021 in Denver at Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.  

“We are very excited to be hosting an in-person event this fall that combines the MFG 2021 and MTForecast 2021 conferences,” said Pat McGibbon, chief knowledge officer, AMT. “The All Access Pass is available, which allows attendees to experience both events and enjoy many face-to-face networking opportunities, including the MFG Al Moore Leadership Award, reception, and dinner. Additionally, for those more focused on the economy, nationally recognized speakers will discuss market data and analysis relevant to the machine tool sector.”

MFG2021 + MTForecast 2021 speakers include:

  • Mico Yuk, CEO, BI Brainz & Analytics on Fire and the BI/Analytics Data Storytelling Framework, will share her knowledge on how to strategically use the power of data visualization to enhance the decision-making process.

  • Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, and one of the country’s most informed economists, will share his insights and forecasts on both the global and manufacturing economies, the upcoming business cycle, and key trends.  

  • Titan Gilroy, CEO, TITANS of CNC Inc., an advanced training facility and innovative suite of online CNC Academies, will share his perspectives on the future of manufacturing and what you need to do to stay ahead of the competition and prepare for the inevitable changes that are upon us. The TITANS of CNC social media platforms reach millions of individuals and businesses each month and has quickly become the premier platform for manufacturing entertainment and education.

  • Mark Killion, director of U.S. industries at Oxford Economics, shapes the forecasts of prospects for all U.S. sectors and the investment-driven industries across the globe. Killion will discuss the outlook for the manufacturing technology industry.

  • Paul Erickson, former chief procurement officer, Industry Week’s Supply Chain Initiatives, has 40 years of experience in industry, primarily in supply management at two large original equipment manufacturers. He will discuss supply chain management.

 “Attending MFG2021 + MTForecast is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience both conferences at one venue,” said Chris Downs, director of audience development, AMT. “Additionally, given the supply and procurement challenges of the past year, economic and industry analysis about changing business conditions and opportunities provided at MTForecast should prove valuable to all attendees.” 

Market outlook forecasts will also be presented in the aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy industries that review projected growth, market and technology trends, global competition, and other economic data important to the machine tool industry. Tanya Bodell, executive director, Energyzt, will present the oil industry and investment outlook. Richard Aboulafia, vice president, analysis, Teal Group Corp., will present the aerospace industry outlook.

MFG2021 + MTForecast will include the MFG Al Moore Leadership Award, presented to members of the manufacturing technology community for their contributions to the manufacturing industry. This year, Lee B. Morris of the Morris Group Inc. and Brian J. Papke of Mazak Corp. will be honored for their impactful contributions to the industry throughout their careers. The event will also feature MFG’s traditional Miles for Manufacturing (M4M) 5K race.

MFG2021 + MTForecast 2021’s event sponsors include Modern Machine Shop magazine, Big Kaiser, Royal Products, FESTO, Heidenhain, US Bank, ESPIRIT, a division of Hexagon, CNC West, GIE Media, and Manufacturing News. Select sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, contact Bill Herman at

For more information about the event and to register, visit MFG2021 + MTForecast.

Kristin Bartschi
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
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