May 15–16, 2019 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

Justification Toolkit

You already know Design & Manufacturing New England is a must-attend expo and conference, now it's time to show your boss. Make the case using the resources in our Justification Toolkit.

This Toolkit Includes:

Pro Tip – Focus on what you'll bring back to the team to show the value beyond what you get. Keep it short, but make it powerful.

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 its 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 the team needs.
  • Provide a Post-Conference 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 conference.
  • Cut Costs – Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses. If you're attending the conference, book early to take advantage of early-bird rates, or save with group discounts.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

While there are many compelling reasons to attend Design & Manufacturing New England, we've whittled it down to the top five to give you a brief, powerful list. Present these to your supervisor or slip them into water cooler conversation. Either way, they're sure to help secure your spot.

  1. Access to Top Suppliers – Source everything you need and explore the latest innovations with more than 450 suppliers at the ultimate end-to-end showcase – brands include Xcentric Mold, Formlabs, and Bal Seal Engineering.
  2. Comprehensive Education – In addition to free education on the expo floor, access two exclusive conferences designed for professionals interested in medtech or embedded systems – two booming fields in New England.
  3. Hands-On Training – It's one thing to study from afar, but quite another to put your hands to work. Take advantage of practical training opportunities over two full event days.
  4. Exclusive Networking – With more than 4,500 industry professionals on one show floor, the potential for finding future partners and making lasting relationships is huge.
  5. Three Leading Trade Shows in One – Your free expo pass unlocks access to two additional expos — BIOMEDevice Boston and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston — where you'll find the full spectrum of products and services supporting New England's booming medtech, embedded systems, and design engineering sectors.

Conference Tracks at a Glance

Over two full days, expert speakers and visionaries will share their insights through a variety of formats and sessions tailored to novices and gurus alike. Choose between the in-depth conferences at either BIOMEDevice Boston or Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston to find the education you need to address the specific needs of your department.

ESC Boston Conference Tracks:

  • Embedded Hardware Design & Verification
  • Embedded Software Design & Verification
  • IoT & Connected Devices
  • Advanced Technologies

BIOMEDevice Boston Conference Tracks:

  • R&D
  • Product Development

Conference Cost Worksheet

One question inevitably comes up: How much will this cost? Make sure you’ve taken all costs into consideration and are prepared with a thoughtful answer. See Pricing for Passes »

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