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Manufacturing in America (MiA) took place at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on March 14-15, 2018. MiA is a premier annual event, organized by Siemens and Electro-Matic, that brings together over 2700 manufacturing executives, engineers and enthusiasts. It provides an opportunity to learn about the newest technologies, exchange ideas with industry leaders, share best practices, and be a part of the conversation advancing the future of manufacturing in the United States and beyond.

MiA is a platform that brings the manufacturing community together. It features The Summit where innovation thought leaders explore how digitalization is shaping the future. MiA also offers over 100 technical learning seminars and 50 exhibits focused on emerging automation, controls, drive technologies and PLM.

MiA 2018 included first-ever Food and Beverage (F&B) customized experience, featuring F&B-focused seminars, a private networking event and the highlight; the F&B Futures Forum, showcasing some of the industry's most influential voices.

Visitors were also able to experience the Digitalization Zone and see the Siemens Digital Enterprise Suite of products in action, highlighting some of Siemens's most interesting and new technologies.


This two-day event had multiple components providing visitors with an opportunity to:

  • Experience a morning of thought provoking discussions, in-depth presentations and best practices from leaders in manufacturing

  • Customize their learning - choose from four learning tracks and nearly 100 technical seminars

  • Learn how to improve engineering efficiency, increase manufacturing productivity and develop expertise that can be applied directly to operations

  • Network with thousands of your peers, top industry experts, executives and innovators

What attendees are saying about this event

  • "I liked the variety of vendors at the event. And kicking a field goal at Ford Field was the icing on the cake!"

  • "Small breakout groups were great for the hands on seminars. It was easy to ask questions and receive feedback on the technology."

  • "Seminars and speakers were outstanding. A lot of educational opportunities on a variety of topics."

  • "Good interaction with customers and suppliers; networking opportunities were great!"

  • "The best part of the event was the opportunity to see first-hand new innovations within our industry, and speaking with the companies making these advancements."

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