McCormick Place, Chicago.North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event anticipates 30,000 visitors and more than 1,200 exhibiting companies covering more than 410,000 net square feet of floor space. Fabtech gives you all the tools you need to improve productivity, increase profits and find new ways to survive in today's competitive business environment. To guide attendees to products and services easily, the show floor is organized in pavilions that are geared toward specific industries and technologies. Fabtech will encompass both the North and South Halls at McCormick Place. The South Hall houses pavilions dedicated to forming and fabricating, laser, metalforming, tool/die, tube and pipe and finishing. The North Hall houses pavilions dedicated to welding and thermal spray. Attendees can also benefit from the expertise of leaders in the industry by participating in the Fabtech 2011 educational programs. Sessions are designed with the industry in mind, with topics focused on management, forming/fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, cutting, welding and finishing.