May 22–25, 2023 · Detroit, Michigan, USA

With over 25,000 innovators, problem solvers and forward thinkers from dozens of countries, you never know when the next opportunity will appear at Automate. These special events are a valuable opportunity to connect with other industry professionals and exhibitors who can help power your automation possibilities.


Monday, May 22, 2023, 5:15 - 7:30 PM

Let’s kick off Automate in style! Join fellow Automate participants for networking, drinks, and dinner. Enjoy Detroit themed foods and ambiance while overlooking the beautiful Detroit River. This event takes place in Grand Riverview Ballroom B, right in the Huntington Place Convention Center.

Ticket required - $25

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Automate Networking Party

Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Take your Automate show experience up a notch with our annual Networking Party. This is a not-to-miss gathering of over 1,000 attendees, speakers and exhibitors over food and drinks. You’re sure to connect with people you missed on the show floor and have a great time. This party takes place in the beautiful Huntington Place Atrium – just down the escalators from the show floor.

Ticket required - $30

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Joseph F. Engelberger Awards Dinner and Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the who’s who of the automation industry for this gala cocktail reception overlooking the river, followed by an elegant dinner, culminating with the awards ceremony. Roberta Nelson Shea, Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots, and Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation (A3), have been selected as this year’s winners. This event takes place in the Grand Ballroom, just steps away from the show floor. Read more about the winners.

Ticket required - $150
$1,500 for a table of 10