Why Exhibit?

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

Mid-South Design-2-Part Show

Nashville, TN • June 16 & 17, 2021

Music City Center
Wednesday 9:30 – 3:00 • Thursday 9:30 – 3:00

Market at a Glance:

  • Manufacturers in Tennessee account for 15.32% of the total output in the state. ~ NAM
  • Pharmaceutical; Medial; and Motor Vehicle Manufacturing were in the top 5 areas of 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:
Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri.
Exclusive Promotion…
The only tradeshow in the region to exclusively feature exhibitors who specialize in design and contract manufacturing services

Easy Access to the Show…
Convenient location. Click here to view a map of the area.

Partial List of
Regional Attendees

3M
ABB
ACK CONTROLS INC
ADROIT MEDICAL SYS INC
AIRXCEL INC - SUBURBAN DIV
ALABAMA SPECIALTY PROD INC
ALADDIN TEMP-RITE
ALTEC
AMERIPAK INC
APCOM
ASTEC
AUTOMATION TOOL CORP
BOEING
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
CALSONIC KANSEI
CARD-MONROE CORP
COACHCOMM
CUMMINS FILTRATION
DANA CORP
DUPONT
DYNAMIC STRUCTURES & MTRL
ENOVATE MEDICAL
FENDER
FLASH TECH
FOOD WARMING EQUIP
FRANKE COFFEE SYSTEMS
FUJI AUTOTECH USA
GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
GENERAL MOTORS
GRIDSMART
GYRUS ACMI
HENNESSY IND
HONDA MFG OF ALABAMA
IDEAL CLAMP PROD
KOMATSU AMERICA INTL
LEGGETT PLATT
LIGHTCAST
MILLER INDUSTRIES TOWING EQUIP
MORRISON INDUSTRIES
MUELLER COMPANY
NATIONAL GUARD PRODUCTS
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA
NORTHROP GRUMMAN/REMOTEC
PARKER PUMP MOTOR DIV
ROYAL APPLIANCE MFG CO
ROYAL BRASS AND HOSE
SANMINA MEDICAL DEVICES
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WIRING SYS
TEKNOR APEX
TENNESSEE MAT CO
TENNSCO CORPORATION
TRIUMPH AEROSTRUCTURES
TUFF TORQ CORPORATION
TUFTCO CORP
UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECH
V & F TRANSFORMER
VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES
VOLKSWAGEN GRP OF AMERICA
WHIRLPOOL CORP

Proven Results...

% Based on 2016 Nashville Show

Attendee Profile
(Engineering, Purchasing, Corporate Management)
Final Decision31.6%
Significant Influence26.5%
Recommend Vendors20.2%
78% Involved in the Decision to Outsource

Regional Attendance
Nashville, TN 2016 721
Nashville, TN 2011 629
Nashville, TN 2008 783
Nashville, TN 2005 677

Top Industries Represented
Automotive21.2%
Electronics
Electronics Mfg., Computers/Subsystems,
Instrumentation & Controls
12.2%
Machinery7.0%
Aerospace/Aviation6.0%
Medical5.0%
Appliance3.1%
Transportation Equipment3.1%
Energy/Utilities2.7%