The Design. Engineer. Build. Conference is a Part of the First Trade Show Scheduled to Return to California

Nation’s leading advanced manufacturing conference returns to Anaheim California as part of Informa Markets Engineering’s West event taking place August 10 through 12

ANAHEIM, Calif.--()--Informa Markets Engineering West – the nation’s leading advanced design and manufacturing event, which brings together established manufacturing show brands Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, Design & Manufacturing (D&M) West, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, Plastec West, and WestPack, today announced The Design. Engineer. Build. Conference will run alongside the expo taking place August 10 through 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Formerly known as the MD&M West Conference, the revamped Conference name will continue to hold its title as the nation’s leading advanced manufacturing conference, providing attendees exclusive access to eight tracks dedicated to the latest tech and trends in manufacturing worldwide. To register to attend the event as press, visit here.

Informa Markets Engineering West is the first event to trade in California since the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and marks the beginning of a long-awaited revival of in-person trade shows and the resurgence of much-needed industry connection and education. According to a new Industrial Automation Market research report by Meticulous Market Research Pvt. Ltd., “the industrial automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2020 to 2027 to reach $306.2 billion by 2027 from $164.2 billion in 2020… Leading players in the industrial automation market are heavily investing in R&D to develop advanced and highly efficient automation solutions for catering to the future requirements of end-use industries. Companies are emphasizing product innovation and new product development to gain larger market shares.” The Informa Markets Engineering West conference and exhibition is strategically designed to serve as an incubator for companies and decision makers in the automation, design manufacturing, packaging and plastics, medical device manufacturing, and processing providing industry professionals the opportunity to learn about the latest tech, trends, and techniques, from the best speakers in the industry.

“As we look forward to being the first conference to run in California since its reopening following COVID-19 restrictions, we have curated a conference dedicated to celebrating ingenuity, innovation, and advanced technology,” said Hayley Haggarty, Group Event Director of Informa Market Engineering’s West event. “Furthermore, The Design. Engineer. Build. Conference will reflect the all-inclusivity of the event’s program covering the full spectrum of design and manufacturing, from the latest trends in product design and development for both medical device and diagnostics manufacturing, digital health, regulatory and quality standards, and the newest innovations driving robotics, 3D printing and smart manufacturing.” New this year is a one-day track focused completely on product design and development for diagnostic products, featuring speakers from both established and startup companies making headlines. Tracks include:

  1. Diagnostics and Point of Care: What's New & What's Next?
  2. Driving Next-Gen Design & Innovation Strategies for Digital Health
  3. Keeping Up & Staying Compliant with Global & FDA Regulations
  4. New Materials, Methods & Technologies in 3D Printing
  5. New Technologies & Strategies for Better Product Development
  6. Optimizing Your Smart Manufacturing Strategy
  7. Quality and Risk Management for Medical Devices and Combination Products (in partnership with AAMI)
  8. Saving the World through Medical Plastics & Sustainable Solutions (In partnership with SPE)

This year’s conference will have a special focus on how companies are utilizing the latest innovative technologies to create sustainable solutions to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, particularly for medical plastics. Supported by industry partner the Society of Plastics Engineers – Medical Plastics Division, the Conference will host SPE’s annual MiniTec program that includes a full-day program offering new solutions in materials and processing, with a special focus on sustainability. The Conference is also supported by industry heavyweight The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI), which will bring the latest in news and updates on international quality standard requirements for the medical device industry.

Attendee Registration

  • To register to attend MD&M West, visit here
  • To register to attend WestPack, visit here
  • To register to attend ATX West, visit here
  • To register to attend D&M West, visit here
  • To register to attend Plastec West, visit here

Health and Safety

As with all Informa events, Informa Markets Engineering’s West event will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, all Informa events around the world, irrespective of format or location, will follow onsite safety measures called Informa AllSecure. These guidelines will help to ensure you maximize your time with us, while feeling confident and safe.

Stay connected across the Informa Markets Engineering’s West event with #IMEWest and #DiscoverEngineerBuild

About Informa Markets – Engineering:

Informa Markets’ Engineering portfolio is the leading B2B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3-trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the engineering market and leverage our proprietary 1.3-million-name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Engineering portfolio is organized by Informa, the world’s leading exhibitions organizer that brings a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

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Audrey Uchimoto
PR & Communications Manager


Audrey Uchimoto
PR & Communications Manager