Top Shops Workshop

Tuesday, September 13
12:30pm - 4:30pm
IMTS Main Stage & South Building, Grand Ballroom S100 A&B 

This ½-day program, presented by AMT and Modern Machine Shop, offers attendees insight into this year’s annual Top Shops benchmarking survey.  Learn from industry experts and current and past Top Shop award winners and find out what makes a shop rise to the top and how your shop stacks up against the competition.


Registration includes:


  • 12:30pm  1:00pm:  Top Shops Awards (on IMTS Main Stage)

  • ​1:00pm 1:30pm:    Boxed Lunch

  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm:    Where's the Bar? Serving Up Key Insights from 2,000 Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Surveys

    • Presented by: Matt Danford, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop and
      David Necessary, Executive VP, New Product Development, Gardner Business Media

  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm:     Networking Break

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm:    Panel Discussion with 2022 Top Shops Honorees

    • Moderated by: Matt Danford, Senior Editor, Modern Machine Shop

  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm:    The Artificially Intelligent Machine Shop

    • Presented by: Matt Kirchner, President, ATS/LAB Midwest​