Thank you for being a part of AME 2019!

Our goal for 2019 was to increase the overall exhibitor and attendees by 20% this year. Currently we are pacing ahead of this goal. Thank you for your support!  

  • In Grand Rapids, we want to add an additional 25-50 booths for a total apporaching 250. Our goal for attendees is 2000+

  • Our Expo printed program will double to 16 pages and approximately 43,000 of these programs will be inserted into two newspapers across the state

  • Multi media marketing campaigns will more than double in areas and cover both the east and west side of Michigan

To apply to exhibit:  click on the Become an Exhibitor tab. Fill out the information and we will email you back with information on becoming an exhibitor and pricing. After confirming your booth count and locations, we will assign booths and send an invoice to be paid no less than 14 days before the show. If you have questions, please call Joe at 616-299-7610 or email


** The following information is primarily for registered Exhibitors of the AME 2019. **

Grand Rapids Expo - Deltaplex Arena

Official Show Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

2500 Turner Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Phone: (616) 364-9000
Fax: (616) 559-8001
Website for Deltaplex Arena


Schedule and Times

August 21st Set Up:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:
Exhibitor Setup that need fork truck. Fork truck service pre-paid by AME is available from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
- Fork trucks will not start to unload until 9 AM.
- Please email if you will need to utilize this.
- If you have a Demo/Shipment over 4000 pounds you will have to schuedle your onw
rigging crew.
- Power in the Main Automation Hall will not get connected until between 12 Noon
and 1 PM on setup day. Once the heavy equipment/machines are in place power will
be turned on.
- South Door entrance, Automation Hall.
- North & West Door entrance, Metal Working and Mechanical Halls

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Basic Exhibitor Setup (no fork truck needed).  Each exhibitor will receive a packet with: badges, meal tickets for show day, and drink tickets for party if you preregistered.
- South Door entrance, Automation Hall.
- North & West Door entrance, Metal Working and Mechanical Halls

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM:  AME Private Party @ The The B.O.B. - 3rd Floor.  Free food and 2 drink tickets for beer, wine, or soft drinks. Cash Bar available. Great chance to meet other exhibitors! This free event is limited to the first 225 registered exhibitors. Register for Grand Rapids Exhibitor Party.

August 22 Expo Day:
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Exhibitor can access the show floor.
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  The Expo (free entry, free parking)
12:00-1:00 PM:  Free Exhibitor Lunch
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Exhibitor Teardown
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Free Fork Truck for loading large demos

August 22 - Metal Working Speaker Agenda:

1. Götz Marczinski – CIM Source
· “The Future of Digital Transformation in the Modern Machine
· 8:30am – 9:00am

2. Mark Harrison – Schunk
· “Tool holding and advances to decrease set up time and increase
· 9:05am – 9:40am

3. Michael Colyer – Zoller
· “Boosting Efficiency with Industry 4.0 and Tool Management”
· 9:45am – 10:20 am

4. Ken Hamming – Horn
· “Advanced Milling”
· 10:30am – 11:05am

5. Dr. Qilin Fu – MAQ
· “Advances In Vibration Reduction Technologies”
· 11:15am – 12 noon.

6. Greg Walling – Walter
· “Advances in Deep hole drilling and Hole Threading”
· 1:05pm – 1:35 pm

Keynote Speaker - Brad Waid

· “Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality – Beyond The Looking Glass”
· 12:05 – 1pm

Booth includes the following:

  • 10 ft. x 10 ft. area

  • Drapes Back - 8 ft. Black

  • Drapes Sides - 3 ft. Black

  • 1 Table Skirt - Black

  • 2 chairs

  • 1 table - 2 ft. x 6 ft.

  • 1 waste basket

  • 110 A/C outlet, 20 amps access - please bring your own power strip and small extension cord. If you do not need power you may opt-out upon reserving your booth.

  • 2 meal tickets per booth

  • Free Parking

  • Free Wi-Fi (dial up speed), use service form to order more speed.

Important:  If you require anything more than 110 A/C power, compressed air, or other electoral services you must purchase the amount you will need. Forms below.


Free Parking at the DetlaPlex.  Park overnight at the North Fence parking lot.

Lead Generation Software

AME will provide lead generation software for each exhibitor to download as a phone app.  The software will allow for the barcode on all the badges created for each attendee to be scanned in order to keep track of who visited what booth.

The instructions will be handed out and placed on each booth in the packet during set up hours.  

Deltaplex forms

Exhibitor Service Form:

  • Carpet

  • Compressed Air

  • Electrical

  • Internet Service

Freight Handling Form:

  • Shipping

  • Delivery

Fill out forms above and fax to stated contact or address

Grand Rapids Exhibitor Party

Location:  The B.O.B. third floor.  Free food and 2 drink tickets for beer, wine, or drinks. Cash Bar available. Great chance to meet other exhibitors!  Please pre-register so can plan ahead for food.
Limited to first 225 registrants.

Hotel Accommodations and restaurants

The Riverfront Hotel is located about a mile from the Deltaplex Arena.

AME Golf outing fundraiser for First Robotics GVSU Meadows Golf Club

Website for The Meadows 

On Friday, August 23, enjoy a day of golf while raising money for First Robotics of Michigan. Fundraiser is open to anyone who wants to play.