FABTECH 2018, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event has announced its speaker and event lineup including the FABx Tech Talk series, keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, and interactive networking events. Day one keynote presentations, which feature FABx Tech Talks designed to emulate the popular TED-style concept, will spotlight visionary leaders on topics highlighting transformation, growth, advancement, and expansion for the future of manufacturing. Speakers include: Dennis Adamovich, CEO, College Football Hall of Fame; Julia Crews, Sr. Change Management Training Consultant and Founder of Ignite Women Leaders; Charlie Covert, VP of Customer Solutions, UPS; Shawn Cole, Vice President, Delta Cargo, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Dan Kara, Vice President, Robotics, WTWH; and Aaron Kaufmann, Shifting Gears (Discovery Channel), Owner, Arclight Fabrication. Days two and three will feature keynote presentations from NASCAR icon and philanthropist, Kyle Petty, as well as Jonah and David Stillman, bestselling authors, generation expertsand father-son duo. Expert panel presentations about the current state of the industry, trends and future outlook include, Innovate, Accelerate and Advance Manufacturing, the State of the Industry and Manufacturing and the New Generation Workforce. Special events will provide opportunities for the industry to gather, network and exchange ideas. Plan to attend the Industry Night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, join the Women of FABTECH Breakfast to celebrate the importance of women in the manufacturing sector, or participate in FABTECH’s 5th RUN4MFG 5K to support the future of manufacturing. The event takes place November 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. www.fabtechexpo.com