Networking Events

Exciting events to network and build your community at the 2023 Motion + Power Technology Expo.

FTM Networking Reception

Join attendees from the Fall Technical Meeting for a fun networking reception at The Yard in Corktown! The reception is included in your registration for Full FTM attendees, but tickets are available for single session passholders and other MPT Expo attendees interested in fun, games, food, and drinks. The reception includes dinner and fun activities including axe throwing, board games, shuffleboard, fire pits, and cornhole.

Who should attend: The reception is included in your registration for Full FTM attendees, but the reception is open to anyone interested in joining the fun!

Women in Manufacturing and Engineering Breakfast

AGMA and ASM are pleased to invite all women at MPT Expo to a networking breakfast where there will be a panel of industry experts sharing experiences and advice about how to become leaders in your field and how to avoid complacency in the workforce to advocate for your own career. Join others from all sectors of manufacturing and engineering, from new employees to high-level executives, to build new relationships, grow your network, and innovate for the future.

Who should attend: All women exhibiting or attending Motion + Power Technology Expo, the Heat Treat Conference & Exposition, or IMAT events who want to network and be inspired!

Opening Night Welcome Reception

Join us on the show floor for the Opening Night Welcome Reception on October 17 at 5:00 pm. Your expo pass includes two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Come meet exhibitors, network with your peers, and meet new friends as we kick off MPT Expo!

Who should attend: All attendees and exhibitors.

Young Professionals Reception

AGMA is excited to announce the Young Professionals Networking Reception for all those business professionals under 40 to attend. The evening will be a great opportunity for networking and industry discussion while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment.

Who should attend: The Young Professionals Reception is open to all Motion + Power Technology Expo attendees ages 40 and under. 

International Power Transmission Summit

AGMA is honored to host the first International Power Transmission Summit at the Motion & Power Technology Expo in Detroit, MI. This summit will gather gear manufacturing associations from around the globe along with high-level executives from manufacturers in the gear industry. The purpose of the summit is to gather the leaders in power transmission to discuss, on a global scale, important issues businesses are facing, such as supply chain, workforce, and leadership in an ever-changing environment. This event is by invitation-only and attendance is subject to approval. To apply to attend, contact Rebecca Brinkley at

Who should attend: High-level executives from gear manufacturing companies.

Wednesday Networking Reception

Get ready for the ultimate networking event of the year! Join IMAT, Heat Treat, and MPT attendees for this year’s event at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. Prepare to be entertained throughout the night with captivating performances and surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with industry professionals while indulging in delectable local cuisine, cocktails, and mind-blowing entertainment. 

Who should attend: All those attending or exhibiting at Motion + Power Technology Expo, the Heat Treat Conference & Exposition, or IMAT events.

AGMA Electric Vehicle Technology Town Hall

For more than 100 years, AGMA has led discussions in standards development for the gear industry. From streetcars to wind turbine technology, AGMA has been the facilitator-in-chief bringing together stakeholders to discuss, brainstorm, share, and collaborate in the development of standards that are utilized by entire industries across the globe.

Electric vehicle technology is emerging as a mainstream technology, and to keep within its traditional role as the facilitator-in-chief, it is time for AGMA to gather experts and begin discussion on standards for this space.

The two-hour town hall style meeting will begin with a short presentation by AGMA leadership on what current AGMA documents are available for use in the EV space. Next, attendees will be invited to share their thoughts on current state of the EV sector including areas and topics where AGMA could step in to support the gear industry. Drawing on its 100+ year experience, the goal of this event is for AGMA to gather the experts around a table to discuss outstanding issues identified by consensus and collaborate on consensus based, mutually beneficial solutions as it relates to the EV sector. Come be a part of the discussion!

Who should attend: This meeting is open to all interested from the gearing industry, specifically those involved in the electrical vehicle space.  Participants should expect, and be ready and willing, to collaborate and share knowledge.

Handout with relevant standards listing