IME West (February 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center - California EEUU),

the  nation’s largest advanced design and smart manufacturing event, today announces that Axiom Space  and Flex will serve as the keynote speakers at this year’s event.

Axiom Space and Flex to Keynote at IME West 2024

Registration is now open for the largest national event highlighting excellence in manufacturing and design.


From the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and sustainable material  development to managing the complexities of the global supply chain, workforce management and  industry regulations, IME West 2024 brings together the thought leaders and industry disruptors that are  pushing the boundaries of manufacturing to deliver innovative new products and technologies. Five co located events, including Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West, WestPack, Automation  Technology (ATX) West, Manufacturing (D&M) West and Plastec West, will offer attendees access to the  companies and technologies that are revolutionizing smart manufacturing across multiple industries. 

Axiom Space, the leading provider of human spaceflight services and the developers of Axiom Station  (the commercial successor to the International Space Station), will lead the opening keynote panel on  Tuesday, February 6 to discuss the commercial viability of microgravity manufacturing for the  development of biomedical and advanced material products.  

Moderated by Jana Stoudemire, Director of In-Space Manufacturing, Axiom Space, distinguished  panelists will share the potential of leveraging in-space production to solve some of the industry’s most  challenging issues such as quality control, defect management, among others. Speakers include Dr. Arun  Sharma, Assistant Professor, Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical  Center, Dr. Yupeng Chen, Co-Founder and Scientific Advisor, Eascra Biotech, Dr. Nicole Wagner, President  and CEO, LambdaVision and Dr. Partha Dutta, Chief Technologist, United Semiconductors  

The following day keynote levels back down to earth to focus on the role human and machine interfaces  (HMIs) play in the future of medical tech development. Jennifer Samproni, Chief Technology Officer of  Health Solutions for Flex, will share the critical emphasis that HMIs have as manufacturers seek to create  connected experiences that promote positive health outcomes, while also integrating seamlessly into  patient lifestyles. Samproni will also discuss how manufacturers can design innovative, future-proof  medical devices to deliver easier, faster and reliable access to quality care to the increasing number of  patients facing chronic illness. 

“Manufacturers are continually tasked with pushing boundaries across every aspect of the product  lifecycle, from design and prototyping straight through to development and packaging,” says Adrienne  Zepedda, Event Director, Informa Markets Engineering. “IME West is the premier destination for all  things smart manufacturing to facilitate these conversations, connections and opportunities that  forecast what is to come in the fast-evolving frontiers of our industry.”  

More than 1,600 exhibitors and registered participants engaged with over 145 expert-led  sessions during the three-day event in 2023. Returning this year is the popular Event Dashboard, which  allows exhibitors and attendees to schedule and plan their on-site experience prior to, during and post show. Top exhibitors set to showcase this year include 3M, Nexeo Plastics, Bosch Rexroth, Canon USA,  Hitachi Industrial Solutions, and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.  

Registration is officially open to all exhibitors and attendees. For more information, please visit: Those already registered may plan educational sessions and networking  events through the Event Dashboard to maximize their show experience on-site and access these  partner-hosted opportunities. 

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