Don't Miss North America's Largest Design Manufacturing Conference

Featuring its biggest program yet, PLASTEC West will deliver two tracks of smart manufacturing and 3D printing education you won't find anywhere else — plus an additional medtech conference program — all with unlimited track hopping.

This is your chance to get up to speed with the smart manufacturing strategies and techniques that are raising factory floor IQ and leading to faster development cycles and lower costs. Curated with the help of an expert advisory team, this unmatched program is made by the industry for the industry and packed with information crucial to every stage in the design and manufacturing process.

Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit

Experience the expanded smart manufacturing program, with expert-led sessions focused on collaborative robots, AI, machine learning, big data, sensing technologies, and Industrial IoT.

NEW! 3D Printing Innovation Summit

3D printing is shaping the future of manufacturing. Hone your understanding of 3D printing techniques, materials, bioprinting, tools, and more with three days of deep-dive sessions.

MD&M Medtech Conference

Technical Solutions

Learn to troubleshoot both simple and complex product development hurdles involving:

  • Testing
  • Coatings
  • Polymers
  • Validation & verification
  • Measurement systems

New Technology & Next-Gen Design

Get inspired to take tomorrow's cutting-edge concept to market with sessions covering the latest in:

  • Batteries
  • Flexible electronics
  • AR/VR
  • Biocompatible circuitry
  • Sensors

Product Development

Arm yourself with strategies to create innovative and competitive medical devices, focusing on:

  • New product iteration
  • Combination products
  • Clinical trials
  • Feasibility studies

Regulatory & Quality

Keep up with the shifting requirements that pave the way to market adoption, including:

  • Canadian licensing
  • Latin American registration
  • Emerging regulations

Session Formats

Technical Sessions

Carefully curated topics ensure you receive both the breadth and depth of training needed to understand the core competencies and advancements in your field.

Panel Discussions

An expert moderator guides a conversation with various industry experts, giving you rich insights through a range of diverse perspectives.

Case Studies

Leaders and pioneers discuss strategies, products, or business models to give you tips and use-case examples of existing or soon-to-hit the market technologies.

Show Floor Tours

Join an expert guide on an exclusive tour of the show floor focused on a specific industry theme. You'll meet leading innovators and get direct insights on new technologies and solutions while discussing questions or ideas from the group.

Plenary Sessions

These sessions are open to all conference pass holders and take place just before or after breakout sessions. You'll have a chance to join other conference attendees for a larger session before splitting into elected tracks.

Bonus! Access Hours of Networking & Expo Events

The insights don't stop when the conference sessions end. Your pass also gives you full access to the expo, including expo presentations, peer-to-peer and attendee-to-exhibitor networking events, thousands of leading suppliers, and prize giveaways.