As the chairperson for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Tradeshow Committee, I can tell you that we have not stopped working to make Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo) the type of show that delivers quality leads and a platform for showcasing your latest innovations in mechanical, electric and fluid power.
It was decided three shows ago to rename Gear Expo to MPT Expo to represent the full supply chain of motion power. Gears make the world move, but because we are such a niche and hidden solution, it was time to incorporate all the facets of the industry together under one roof.
These last few shows have faced an economic downturn, a pandemic, acquisitions, major international trade changes and a lot of barriers that influence the success rate for an event this size. Fortunately, AGMA and the industry have shown up biennially to meet customers and subject matter experts in person to do business in real time. This has allowed the committee and leadership to develop robust programming for all exhibitors and attendees.
As a seasoned exhibitor myself, I experience the immediate ROI of MPT Expo. The booth investment is minimal compared to other shows, and my employees have the chance to showcase products and learn even more as a way of professional development. I get to check in with existing customers to save time on travel and meet new leads to help further my bottom line—and this is just being seen on the show floor. Let’s talk about all of upcoming offerings for 2023.
Gone are the days where people meet their customers through just word of mouth. Handshakes are important, bringing your products directly to the buyers to touch and feel make the difference when getting leads.
Don’t miss out on the show that stayed “open” when everything else closed down—we have always been there and we always will be. Join me and many others in Detroit, MI, October 17-19.