Las Vegas may be a good locale for Fabtech this year.
Based on early figures,
organizers are predicting big things for next month’s Fabtech.
Pre-registration forms show
48 percent of those coming to the Oct. 6-8 event at the Las Vegas Convention
Center will be first-time attendees, organizers said. More than 400,000 square feet
of exhibit space has reserved.
figures underscore why we decided to stage our event for the first time in the
western United States,
one of the strongest manufacturing regions in the country,” said John Catalano,
show manager for Fabtech co-sponsor Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Welding Society and Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International are
also sponsoring this year’s show.
Vegas venue is attracting a wave of key decision makers
and influential buyers who have never attended the event, and exhibitors are
responding in kind with added space,” Catalano said. “We anticipate more than
30 percent of attendees will be from the Rocky
Mountain and Western states, a huge
increase from our recent shows in Chicago and Atlanta.
Plus, international pre-registration is up 15 percent, attesting both to the
draw of our programs and the Las Vegas
is predicted to be above 20,000.
Attendance, exhibits expected to spike at Fabtech
September 10, 2008