The Fabricator's 12th Annual Leadership Summit

The Fabricator's 12th Annual Leadership Summit

January 2017

The FMA Leadership Summit is an opportunity to discuss the latest technical advancements and business management concerns with other owners and executive team members of job shops and contract manufacturing companies.

Building on the collaborative tradition of two world-class co-located conferences, the Annual Meeting of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) is comprised of three action-packed days. Learn from topnotch presenters during industry-relevant keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and facilitated roundtables. Meet with hundreds of industry contacts who have the same challenges you are facing. Enjoy fun networking time at plant tours, golf tournaments, and evening receptions. 

The Fabricator’s 12th Annual Leadership Summit brings together owners, executive team members, and budding leaders of job shops and contract manufacturing companies to discuss business management concerns and the latest technical advancements. 

The content of this annual event is driven by peer input and guidance from volunteer program committees to provide ideas, information, and relationships that will help fabricators succeed. 


Dr. Shawn DuBravac, Futurist, Best-Selling Author and Chief Economist 

Senior Director of Research 
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)   

Drawing on research conducted by CTA, Shawn will share which experimental technologies will stick and disrupt business models. He’ll also showcase how business innovation has and will continue to affect the metal manufacturing industry.  

Details and Registration:

Click here to learn more about this event, download resources and to register.  

Event Producers:

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.®

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA) is the leading educational association for the metal processing, forming and fabricating industry.

The Fabricator

The Fabricator® is the official publication of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association and of FABTECH® International.

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

Bystronic Inc, is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of The Leadership Summit. Bystronic has offered customers single source service expertise for over 30 years. They provide innovative laser cutting, waterjet cutting, press brakes, automation, system software and comprehensive customer training and support. The company’s North American headquarters is located in Elgin, IL. Offices are also located in Toronto, Canada and Monterrey, Mexico. For more information on Bystronic Inc., contact by e-mail,

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