New Dates
13 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021
USA , Chicago

General Information


AWS (American Welding Society)

Event website



1 year


Past Editions

18 - 20 Nov FABTECH 2020

11 - 14 Nov FABTECH 2019

6 - 8 Nov FABTECH 2018


FABTECH is an integral international trade fair for the metal fabricating industry in its entirety and puts emphasis on technological brilliance and accomplishments across all product categories – roll forming, saws, stamping, tooling, tube and pipe fabricating and welding. As such, it can be said that FABTECH is a central hub for buyers and exhibitors to meet and do business as well as learn the latest industry news


  • There’s a conference, which oversees the entire processing chain – technical, operational, economic and managerial subjects.
  • Sharing of professional knowledge and know-how is central as can be seen through the over 130 education sessions as part of the FABTECH Education Program.
  • The audience continues to grow in size and currently stands at over 48,000 professionals.


The event is hosted in Chicago, USA for four days, though it needs to be remarked that this annual event moves from city to city in the USA on a rotation. Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the official organiser and the edition in Chicago will take place at the McCormick Place. Each day has different opening hours – 10:00 am until 18:00 pm, 09:00 am until 17:00 pm, and 09:00 am until 16:00 pm respectively. Though hours are subject to change.

Audience and statistics

With 13 technology tracks, it’s safe to say that FABTECH certainly fulfills a central role as a place to conduct business. Exhibitors not only tap into the large American market, but meet buyers from Europe and countries like China, Japan and Mexico. Another reason why this trade fair has gotten so large and popular is the broad-spanning educational program, which features over 130 sessions from seasoned experts in the field.

Affordable accommodation near FABTECH

There are many hotel offers in Chicago, but why spend days comparing, when you have an experienced team on your side able to do this work in a single day. Trade Fair Trips ltd offers tailored hotel services for FABTECH that take into account your budget so you don’t overspend. It’s also important to place you close to McCormick Place and assist in any other way possible. This can include placing reservations for meeting facilities or taking over the trade fair booth installation.


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