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Face-2-Face is the Most Cost Effective Way
to Develop New Customers

Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show

Minneapolis, MN • May 26 & 27, 2021

Minneapolis Convention Center
Wednesday 9:30 – 3:00 • Thursday 9:30 – 3:00

Market at a Glance:

  • Minnesota is home to over 8,000 manufacturing companies. ~ MNI
  • Manufacturers in Minnesota account for 14.30% of the total output in the state, employing 10.82% of the workforce. ~ NAM
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine and Medical Manufacturing was the second largest sector for growth in 2019.
    ~ NAM

Up-swing in Manufacturing post Coronavirus:

  • “As manufacturers emerge from the pandemic, the key once again centers on the spirit of innovation to help them thrive once more and to help the industry rebound. As one manufacturer recently stated in a Forbes article, ‘We’re looking at five years of innovation over the next 18 months.’” ~ Hartford Business
  • The latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization report from the Federal Reserve shows manufacturing production and output continued to recover in June. Industrial production rose 5.4% last month, following a slight gain in May of 1.4%. ~ Industry Week
  • “In June 2020, gains were mostly led by transportation equipment industry, followed by miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing; which shot up 25.5%. Plastics and rubber products also posted gains, adding 21,000 jobs, while machinery was closely behind at 17,000 new jobs. Furniture/textiles fared well adding 12,000 positions and fabricated metal products increased by 11,000 jobs.” ~ Industry Select
  • “Nearly 50% of North American tooling shops are quoting on programs historically produced in China and 34% of production shops are increasing North American sourcing.” ~ Mold Making Technology
  • According to the ISM, U.S. manufacturing activity shot up 9.5% in June to an expansionary level of 52.6% — the sharpest increase recorded since 1980. The ISM’s Production Index skyrocketed 24.1% in June – an increase not seen since August 1952. The index now sits in expansion, measuring 57.3%. ~ IndustryNet
  • The Reshoring Initiative lists more than 1,800 companies that have reshored parts of their operations as of Jan. 1, 2019, including 3M, Apple, Dillard’s, GM, KitchenAid, Oracle, Pfizer and Stanley Black & Decker. Going forward in light of COVID-19 risks, 64% of 879 North American manufacturing and industrial professionals said they were “likely to bring manufacturing production and sourcing back to North America,” in a Thomas survey. ~ Supply Chain Dive

What to Expect
Our safety guidelines to ensure the safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing- Frequent disinfecting and surface cleaning in high traffic areas (such as check-in areas, service centers, labor desks and bathrooms). As well as additional sanitizer stations added throughout the show floor.
  • One-way traffic flow will be implemented throughout the floor plan with marked entrances and exits.
  • Paperless communication by utilizing our electronic lead retrieval system will be recommended to reduce sharing of printed materials.

Paid parking with easy break down, no union fees or extra drayage costs.

Promotional Radius to Include: Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa

Exclusive Promotion…
The only tradeshow in the region to feature exhibitors who specialize in design and contract manufacturing services

Easy Access to the Show…
The Minneapolis Convention Center is conveniently located near three major highways and just 20 minutes from The Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Delta Airlines’ third largest hub. Click here to view a map of the area.

Partial List of
Regional Attendees

3M
ABBOTT
AMERICAN TIME
ANDERSEN WINDOWS
BANNER ENGINEERING
BECKMAN COULTER
BOSCH COMMUNICATIONS
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP
CATERPILLAR
COLDER PRODUCTS COMPANY
CUMMINS POWER SYSTEMS
DAIKIN APPLIED
DONALDSON CO INC
EATON
ECOLAB
EMERSON
ENTRUST DATACARD
FEDERAL CARTRIDGE COMPANY
FIRESTONE BUILDING PROD
GARLOCK EQUIPMENT CO
GRACO
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL
IBM CORPORATION
KOHLER COMPANY
MEDTRONIC
MINCO PRODUCTS INC
MINNETRONIX
NONIN MEDICAL INC
NYSTROM
OLYMPUS
PARKER HANNFIN CORP
PENTAIR
PHILLIPS & TEMRO
POLARIS INDUSTRIES
RAILWAY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE
SC JOHNSON
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES
SMITHS MEDICAL
STRATTEC SECURITY CORP
TE CONNECTIVITY
TENNANT COMPANY
THE TORO COMPANY
TRANE
TURCK INC
UPONOR
UTC - AEROSPACE SYS
VADDIO
VASCULAR SOLUTIONS
VISTA OUTDOOR
WAGNER SPRAYTECH
WANNER ENGINEERING INC
ZEISS

Proven Results...

% Based on 2018 Minneapolis, MN Show

Attendee Profile
(Engineering, Purchasing, Corp. Mgmt.)
Final Decision22.1%
Significant Influence28.8%
Recommend Vendors23.7%
75% Involved in the Decision to Outsource

Regional Attendance
Minneapolis, MN 20181,056
Minneapolis, MN 20171,256
Minneapolis, MN 20151,083

Top Industries Represented
Electronics
Electronics Mfg., Computers/Subsystems Instrumentation & Controls
16.6%
Machinery9.4%
Medical8.3%
Automotive7.4%
Aerospace/Aviation5.0%
Hardware3.2%
Transportation Equipment2.9%
Heating & Cooling 2.0%
Energy/Utilities1.8%