Attend FABTECH 2021

FABTECH is where the industry comes together to see what’s now, what’s new and what’s next. It’s where connections are made and where deals get done. See cutting-edge exhibits, learn from expert-led education, network with peers and more. FABTECH 2021 welcomes new dates, September 13-16, at McCormick Place Chicago.

Registration opens in 2021. Get notified when open.


Cost to Attend

Show floor admission is complimentary if you register by Sept. 9, 2021. After the deadline and on-site, the fee is $50 (US).


Venue Information

McCormick Place

2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616


Show Hours

Monday, Sept. 13: 10 AM* — 6 PM
Tuesday, Sept. 14: 9 AM — 5 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 15: 9 AM — 5 PM
Thursday, Sept. 16: 9 AM — 3 PM

*East Building (Lakeside Center) opens at 9 AM

Create Your Itinerary


Planning Tools

Use the FABTECH Show Planner to plan your time at the 2021 event in Chicago.


Education Programs

Learn about the FABTECH education program, who should attend, continuing education credits and more.


Special Events

FABTECH offers something for everyone. From keynotes and expert panels to networking events and welding competitions.


Hotel and Travel

Make arrangements for hotel rooms and air/car travel. Find info for getting around Chicago, maps, things to do, and more!

What You Need to Know


Get the most from attending FABTECH, know what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show to maximize your time. Planning tips and key information to make your first visit a success.


Individual students and school groups are encouraged to attend to learn more about the exciting world of manufacturing.


For attendees traveling to FABTECH from outside of the U.S. find links for visa application, travel assistance and updated visitor information.

What Our Attendees Are Saying