AGMA, NFPA Announce New Business and Emerging Technology Tracks at MPT Expo

Additional programs at the new Motion + Power Technology Expo include AGMA Education Courses, the Fall Technical Meeting and NFPA Seminars.

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA)

The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will offer a new opportunity for attendees to learn from industry experts in a two-track seminar series called the MPT Conference, during the inaugural event taking place October 15-17 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. The trade show and conference will bring together more than 4,000 professionals looking for technical solutions from across the Mechanical Power Transmission, Fluid Power and Electrical Drive industries for 3 days of educational sessions, networking, and a full exhibit hall featuring industry leading companies. Motion + Power Technology Expo is owned and operated by The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).  

"Advances in electric vehicle technology and autonomous driving were on display at last month's Detroit Auto Show. In October, the next generation of technical solutions for the mobile and industrial markets will be showcased on the show floor and discussed in the conference program during MPT Expo which will be back in Detroit," says Matthew Croson, President, AGMA. "We are working closely with the NFPA on the conference for MPT Expo and are pleased to announce that we will be offering sessions focused on the hottest topics including cybersecurity, supply chain, 3D printing, robotics and much more."

Subject matter experts will be providing the most up to date information in 45 minutes presentation/Q&A sessions. Topics in the Know Your Business Track (business intelligence track) will include Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Workforce and Supply Chain. Presentations in the Be Prepared for the Future (emerging technology track) will include IoT, 3D Printed Metal, Robotics, and Electric Drive Technology. 

The Motion + Power Technology Expo will also offer the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting and short course technical seminars from AGMA and the NFPA. AGMA is also planning two focused events, one for Young Professionals and a Women's Breakfast with industry speakers. Details about the sessions will be available in the coming weeks. 

In addition to the MPT Conference, 300+ exhibitors from across the supply chain including gear companies, machine tools suppliers and electric drive solutions will showcase new products and services from industry leaders Timken Power Systems, Meritor, EMAG LLC, Gleason Corporation, Kapp Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry America, and others. NFPA will host a 5,000 sq. ft. pavilion within the show, featuring 50 exhibitors.