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May 2018


Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland 1 St. Clair Avenue NE Cleveland , Ohio 44114
Tel: (216) 928-1600
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Industrial Design & Engineering Show (ID&E 2018)






$1,199 - $1,399


Event Overview:

The Industrial Design & Engineering Show unites the engineering community, from design engineers and plant managers to the top companies and engineering firms, to learn and exchange application methods for the latest emerging technologies. The main purpose is to help engineers better understand the new emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, or 3D printing and how to translate those fields into real world applications.

Exhibitor Information:

Get the Edge on Your Competition

Discover New Business Opportunities
Meet design engineers, industrial engineers, system integrators, plant operations and high level decision makers.   
Emerge as a Technology Leader
Stand out and become a technology leader via sponsorships and speaking opportunities.
Showcase Your Innovation
Deliver and demonstrate your leading edge products, technologies and solutions. Hands-on demonstrations of how 3D printing, virtual reality, IoT, and the latest generation of robotics
Go Beyond the Exhibit Floor
Engage with conference attendees at networking events for in-depth conversations about their challenges and needs.

Co-located Events: IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo, MESA unConference, and Industrial Design & Engineering Show (ID&E)

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


May 8   

6:30am – 6:00pm

Registration Open / Badge Pick Up

6:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast for Conference Pass Attendees

8:00am – 12:00pm

Exhibitor Move In

7:00am – 4:00pm

Plant Tours - Global Center Ballroom

9:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Future Trends for Continuing Professional Education - Room 3

Corporate College Lean Supply Chain - Room 4

Smart Manufacturing - Starting the Digital Journey - Room 5

11:30am – 1:30pm

Boxed Lunches (Workshop & Tour attendees)

1:00pm – 4:30pm

MESA Smart Manufacturing Fix Event

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Smart Devices and Systems - Room 3

How to Approach Innovation in a Way That Drives Real Results: The Tools, Techniques, and Thought Process Your Organization Needs to Succeed - Room 4

Preparing Today's Multi-Generational Workforce for Smart Manufacturing - Room 5

2:00pm – 6:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Drones Take Flight (MAIN STAGE)

Test Drive an Award-Winning Robot (MAIN STAGE)

New Innovations from Rockwell Automation that drives instant value in productivity! (MAIN STAGE)

2017 NED Innovation Award Presentation (MAIN STAGE)

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception (Drinks & Food)

May 9   

6:30am – 4:00pm

Registration / Badge Pick Up

6:30am – 7:15am

Breakfast Buffet

7:30am – 8:45am

Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote

Total Transformation: How Ford is Reinventing Itself for the Digital Age

9:00am – 5:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00am – 10:00am

Conference Breakout Session #1

Variation Reduction Kaizens: A Lean Approach Case Study

How Harley-Davidson Enhances Workplace Safety Through Lean Manufacturing

Reshore. Expand. Win. How Smart Manufacturers Manage 300% Growth With Current Staff Levels

Creating a Learning Organization with the Toyota KATA Rapid PDCA Process

Real Time Process Control & Data Analytics in a High Volume "Smart Factory"

Modern Demand-Driven Manufacturing: Myths, Strategies and Realities for Enabling Smart Manufacturing

10:00am – 11:00am

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00am – 12:00pm

Show Floor Activity

Energizing the Future of Manufacturing: Current, powered by GE (MAIN STAGE)

Get the 3D Printing Experience: Ultimaker (Booth 618)

Get Hands-On with Collaborative Robotics: Universal Robots (Booth 319)

Achieving Quality Data Management: Zeiss PiWeb (MAIN STAGE)

11:15am - 12:15pm

Conference Breakout Session #2

Choosing the Right KPIs

Data-Driven Daily Management - Driving Performance at the Point of Impact

From Dumb Metal To Neural Networks: How A Rust Belt Manufacturer Transformed Itself

Building a Successful Apprenticeship Program

The Journey of Gentex Optics from Manual Production Processes to Industry 4.0

A Lean Journey to IIoT: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Lunch/Keynote & IW Best Plants Awards

Toyota Production System: Insights from the Inside

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Conference Breakout Session #3

IW Best Plants Winners' Panel

How Kenworth Truck Company is Quantifying and Developing the SafetyDNA of Its Supervisors: A Case Study

Business Bootcamp: How Successful Organizations are Increasing Engagement, Execution, and Earnings

Creating, Managing and Maintaining a High Performing Workforce by Partnering With 'The Power of 3'

Cybersecurity - Data & Software Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud

Augmented Reality: Then, Now, Forever

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Show Floor Activity

Process Control Gets Real: Kepware (Booth 325)

Wearables: Augmenting your Workforce, Connecting You to Your Data: Intel & Upskill (MAIN STAGE)

Watch the 3D Printed Live-Build Take Shape: Stratasys (Live 3D Printing Demo Area)

The Manufacturing Cloud: True Multi-Tenant SaaS ERP for Manufacturing: Plex (Booth 119)

NED Presents: Q&A with the Father of Industrial Exoskeletons (MAIN STAGE)

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Conference Breakout Session #4

How Firstronic Streamlined Operations by Implementing a Kanban System

Hoshin Kanri - Creating and Executing your Vision!

Training a Super-Plant Workforce

A Simple Start to Smart Manufacturing

Faster than a 3-D Printed Speeding Bullet: Inside the Next Wave of Additive Manufacturing


Special Event / Night Out

May 10   

6:30am – 1:30pm

Registration / Badge Pick Up

6:30am – 7:15am

Breakfast Buffet (Conference Attendees)

7:30am – 8:30am

Conference Breakout Session #5

Employee Engagement Techniques at Intertape Polymer Group

Total Process Reliability: Improving Equipment Performance and Reliability

Winning at the Intersections: Tiers and Functions

How Honda North America Is Bridging the Skills Gap and Building an Equipment Tech Team

Journey Toward a Connected Digital Manufacturing Enterprise

The Facts and Figures of Big Data for the Manufacturing Industry

8:15am – 8:45am

Breakfast Buffet (Exhibit Hall Attendees)

8:45am – 10:00am

Keynote Presentation

Lean Team: Driving, Enabling & Sustaining Operations Excellence

10:00am - 11:15am

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00am – 2:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00am - 12:00pm

Show Floor Activity

Mass Action Suit: Augmenting the Human-powered Supply Chain with Exoskeletons: SuitX (MAIN STAGE)

Prizes Awarded (MAIN STAGE)

Getting Immediate Value from "Thing" Data: Rockwell Automation (Booth 109)

The Power of Cloud Robotics: Universal Robots/Tend (Expo Floor)

Identify High-Value Plant Improvements: Sight Machine (MAIN STAGE)

Know it All. A Location Strategy for Supply Chain Precision. (MAIN STAGE)

11:30am – 12:30pm

Conference Breakout Session #6

The 7 Hidden Problems That Nearly Derailed our CI Launch

Committing Your Suppliers to Continuous Improvement

The Real Work of Management: How Lean Practice Creates Daily Leadership for Stability, Improvement, and Growth

Mastering the Millennial Workforce

When Technology Enables Collaboration: An IoT Case Study with Faurecia

Leveraging the Edge to Unlock the Potential of the Industrial Internet of Things

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Closing Luncheon Keynote Panel  - Taking That One Giant Leap: Best Practices and strategies for getting started on your first IIoT project


Conference Concludes


Exhibit Hall Closes

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Exhibitor Move Out

Keynote Speakers

Ken Washington

Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Total Transformation: How Ford is Reinventing Itself for the Digital Age

In today’s digital age, the rapid advancement in technology is transforming the automotive industry. Data analytics, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, robotics, and additive manufacturing are disrupting not only the design and manufacturing of cars, SUVs and trucks, but also leading to emerging mobility services and solutions. In this keynote speech, Raj Nair, Ford’s executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer, will share how Ford is deploying an innovative mindset in every part of its business, focusing on connectivity, vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles and the customer experience, to change the way the world moves.

Brett Wood

President and CEO of Toyota Material Handling North America

Toyota Production System: Insights from the Inside

Attend a keynote session presented by a leader of a corporation that has inspired several generations of companies to adopt the Toyota Production System (TPS) as their operating philosophy. We all know how fast our world is changing, but simply changing along with it is not enough. We need to be proactive and swift in our actions to differentiate ourselves from the competition. Toyota Material Handling North America President and CEO Brett Wood will share the “inside story” about how their company continues to evolve and strengthen the TPS principles to increase productivity, benefit its dealers and customers, and what his team is doing to help associates embrace change and stay motivated and involved in continuous improvement. 

Billy Ray Taylor

Director of Manufacturing of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Lean Team: Driving, Enabling & Sustaining Operations Excellence

The success of a business organization comes back to the challenge: Institutionalizing Operational Excellence through everyone in your organization. Billy R. Taylor will share a Business Operating System that enables his operations organization convert strategy into results. The management system effectively provides clarity:  "Define winning" (purpose of the work and specific objectives of the work), "Align winning" (who owns specific objectives of the work) and "Execute winning" (The processes used to govern the work). 

The system ensures proper organizational alignment of Functions and Tiers to the overall business strategy. Billy will demonstrate proven processes driven by strong execution skills and visual ownership at all levels. A disciplined and logical approach to getting things done, transforming strategies into winning.


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