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TOP THREE REASONS TO
ATTEND TOP SHOPS

#1 ACCESS EXCLUSIVE TOP SHOPS DATA AND TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

Top Shops Expo attendees receive complimentary access to ALL Top Shops technical programs and keynotes, plus access to the Additive Manufacturing Expo. 

#2 EVALUTE PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY

The Top Shops Expo exhibit hall will feature leading technology suppliers including machinery, materials, software, tooling, accessories and more. 

#3 EXPAND YOUR SUPPLY BASE 

Top Shops is the only event focused on informing and connecting the engineered part supply chain from part makers to procurement pros; end users to equipment suppliers. You'll meet with suppliers that can impact every aspect of your business. 

ADDITVE / CNC / PLASTICS / COMPOSITES / FINISHING 

REGISTRATION INFO

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EXPERT PASS:

$199 through 8/31/2021; $249 after 8/31/2021; $299 onsite

  • Admission to the Top Shops Expo Exhibit Hall October 13-14

  • Access to Keynote Sessions October 13-14

  • Access to ALL Top Shops Technical Sessions October 13-14

  • Opening Reception on October 12

  • Top Shops Awards Presentation and Reception on October 13

  • Exclusive tours and special events

  • Complimentary subscriptions to Gardner Business Media brands

EXPO PASS:

FREE through 8/31/2021; $25 after 8/31/2021; $49 onsite

  • Admission to the Top Shops Expo Exhibit Hall October 13-14

  • Access to Keynote Sessions October 13-14

  • Admission to the co-located Additive Manufacturing Expo 

  • Complimentary subscriptions to Gardner Business Media brands

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS
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WHICH INDUSTRIES WILL I SEE AT

THE TOP SHOPS EXPO?

CNC Machining

Parts Finishing

TOP SHOPS INCLUDES

EXHIBITS

Spec Products + Services
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EDUCATION

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NETWORKING

Source, Sell, Celebrate
Study Business + Tech Trends
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TOP SHOPS AUDIENCE 

PART BUYERS

If you source parts or services, Top Shops Expo delivers access to qualified manufacturing services provider that address your product and service needs; along with, access to data and insights that can help make your procurement process more informed and efficient. 

PART MAKERS

Top Shops was made for part makers. The event is designed for contract manufacturers to exhibit to meet with buyers; attend to evaluate product technologies; and study their business in the Top Shops tech theaters. 

TECH VENDORS

If you sell equipment technology, Top Shops offers access to your best customers and prospects. Manufacturing professionals focused on business improvement and business development, which means they understand the imperative to invest in technology. 

INDUSTRY INFLUENCERS

Inventors, investors, academics, associations, entrepreneurs – if your business is manufacturing, Top Shops is a venue for you to develop your business. 

Frequently asked questions

Who Attends Top Shops?


The Top Shops Expo is attended by members of the entire manufacturing supply chain - job shops, technology vendors, and buyers from across the United States. Backed by exclusive Top Shops data compiled by Gardner Business Intelligence, the Top Shops Expo is the only show in North America that features industry leaders and experts that are backed by real data.




How Much Does Top Shops Cost?


If you act quickly, the Top Shops Expo is completely FREE to attend. If you register during our Early Bird period for a Top Shops Expo Pass, Top Shops will cost $0 to attend. After 8/31/21, the price jumps to $25. The show will cost $49 to attend if you decide to register onsite. The Top Shops Expo Pass includes exhibit hall access October 13th and 14th, access to Keynote Sessions on October 13th and 14th, and complimentary access to the Additive Manufacturing Exhibit Hall on October 13th and 14th. You can also purchase a Top Shops Expert Pass, which costs $199 through 8/31/21, and $249 after that date. This option will give you the same perks as above, as well as access to Top Shops Presentations, an invitation to our cocktail reception on October 12th, access to our Top Shops Awards Presentation and Reception on October 12th, and access to exclusive tours and special events.

If you qualify for our our Qualified Buyers program, the cost to attend the Top Shops Expo is completely FREE!




Can I Attend the Additive Manufacturing Conference Too?


Yes, any Top Shops Expo attendee will also have the option of attending the Additive Manufacturing Conference as well. There is an additional cost associated with attending the Additive Manufacturing Conference. Details on AMC are located here: https://www.additiveconference.com/attend.




Do I Have to Take the Top Shops Survey to Attend?


No, you are not required to take the Top Shops survey to attend the Top Shops Expo. However, if you'd like your shop to be considered for Top Shop honors, you should consider completing it and submitting your data to the Gardner Intelligence team. To learn more about the Top Shops survey and the data gathered from it, you can click here: https://www.gardnerintelligence.com/report/top-shops.




What time does the Exhibit Hall open?


The Top Shops Exhibit Hall will be open during the following hours:
Wednesday 10/13/2021 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday 10/14/2021 9:30 am - 3:45 pm