Why Exhibit?

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

Mid-South Design-2-Part Show

Nashville, TN • September 14 & 15, 2022

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

Market at a Glance:

  • Ford Motor Company selected Tennessee for one of the largest battery and vehicle manufacturing campuses in the U.S. ~ Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
  • Tennessee ranked #5 best state for automotive manufacturing strength and #5 for best business climate. ~ Business Facilities Magazine
  • There are 22 manufactures of aircraft parts and equipment in Tennessee. ~ ThomasNet
  • Tennessee is home to three major automotive assembly plants including the Nissan Smyrna plant, which is the most productive plant in North America.
    ~ Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

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

About the Show

  • 58% of attendees from the last show were final decision makers or had significant influence on purchases.
  • Easiest set-up and breakdown of any tradeshow in the region no union fees or extra drayage costs.

Promotional Radius to Include:
Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South 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
A O SMITH CORP
ABB
ADROIT MEDICAL SYS INC
AIRXCEL INC - SUBURBAN DIV
ALADDIN TEMP-RITE
APCOM
ASTEC INDUSTRIES
BERETTA USA
BOEING
CALSONIC KANSEI
CARD-MONROE CORP
CECO DOOR PROD
COACHCOMM
CUMMINS INC
DANA CORP
DERO BIKE RACKS
EATON
ELECTROLUX
ENOVATE MEDICAL
FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS
FRANKE FOOD SERVICE
GIBSON BRANDS
GRIDSMART
GYRUS ACMI
HONDA MFG OF ALABAMA
IDEAL CLAMP PROD
JDS TECHNOLOGIES INC
JIFFY STEAMER COMPANY
JOHNSON OUTDOORS
KOMATSU
MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS
MANDO AMERICA CORPORATION
MEDTRONIC INC
MILLER INDUSTRIES TOWING EQUIP
MORRISON INDUSTRIES
MUELLER COMPANY
NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT
NATIONAL PEN CO
NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA
ONWARD MANUFACTURING CO
PANDROL USA
PARKER HANNIFIN CORP
PRAXIS COMPANIES LLC
ROYAL APPLIANCE MFG CO
ROYAL BRASS AND HOSE
SANMINA MEDICAL DEVICES
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SPX FLASH TECHNOLOGY
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WIRING SYS
TEKNOR APEX
TENNSCO CORPORATION
TRIUMPH AEROSTRUCTURES
TUFTCO CORP
UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECH
USTER TECHNOLOGIES
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%