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Show Your Boss Why Pacific Design & Manufacturing Is a Must

When five leading trade shows — Pacific Design & Manufacturing, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, WestPack, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, and PLASTEC West — come together onto one show floor, you know it’ll be the must-attend event of the year. Now it's time to show your boss.

Pro Tip — Demonstrate what you'll bring back to the team to show the value beyond what you get. Keep it short, powerful, and company-focused.

Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Supplier Showcase

Find the materials, components and technologies you need from among 1,900+ leading suppliers spanning the complete spectrum of the advanced design and manufacturing industry.

In-Depth Industry Education

Pacific D&M gives you access to the industry’s leading educational offering with a dedicated three-day MD&M Conference, two Innovation Summits, and FREE expert-led education at the Expo.

Valuable Connections

Build your network with access to 19,000 serious professionals representing the region's top companies or at lively networking events at the show.

Tips for Getting the Green Light

When crafting your plan, think about the bottom line: Why should the company budget for your trip and what's the return on their investment?

Be Specific

Describe how attending will benefit your current projects, inspire new ideas, or address knowledge gaps on the team.

Be Solutions-Based

What issues pop up again and again? List exhibitors who could provide the solutions your team needs.

Provide a Post-Show Rundown

Offer to deliver a short presentation or write-up on your key takeaways.

Devise a Plan

Be thoughtful about time missed and who will cover for you while you're at the event.

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