ATS Automation Virtual EXPO 2021
September 23 - 24, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm EST

About This Event

For those looking to realize the promised benefits of automation and industry 4.0 technologies, this event will provide an immersive experience covering a range of topics from the basics of how to get started with automation to the latest in innovative technologies, all from your office or home. Join us for:

  • Ten interactive broadcasts led by thought leaders in automation
  • Meet live ATS and technology partner team members in automation
  • Access digital content on the latest in automation and smart factory technology
  • Explore more than 50 virtual booths from ATS and technology partners

Why Attend

Why attend for job seekers?

  • join

    40+ booths from ATS & Growth Partners

  • content

    Live chat with industry experts

  • live

    Connect with recruiters from ATS

  • education

    Learn about new innovations in Automation

  • build

    Find the supplier that is the right fit for you

  • build2

    See live demos of latest products in automation


10:00 (EST)

Evolution not Revolution: The case for an Agile approach to Digital Transformation in industrial enterprises.

Presented by Mike Tidy, General Manager, Digital Solutions (ATS) and Damian Stellmach, Manager International Projects, PA Solutions (ATS).

11:00 (EST)

FIRST Robotics – Building Better Together

Presented by Mark Breadner, President of FIRST Canada.

13:00 (EST)

What’s New: Innovations in ATS Life Sciences and MARCO Limited.

Presented by Stan Kleinikkink, Director of New Innovations and Technology, ATS Life Sciences and Les Burstow, Sales & Marketing Manager, MARCO Limited

14:00 (EST)

Go Beyond Lean. Get Agile!

Presented by Simon Drexler, General Manager, Advanced Products Group (ATS).

15:00 (EST)

Creating Solutions that Positively Impact Lives Around the World: A Case Study.

Presented by Blair de Verteuil, VP Operations, ATS Life Sciences.

10:00 (EST)

From Zero to Lights Out: Getting Started on Your Path to Automation.

Presented by Simon Drexler, General Manager, Advanced Products Group (ATS).

11:00 (EST)

The Journey to Automation: First Optimize then Automize.

Presented by Frank Schmidt, VP Process Optimization, PA Solutions (ATS) and Nick Anghel, Director of Engineering, ATS Life Sciences.

13:00 (EST)

Modular Automation and the future of manufacturing.

Presented by Patrick Halde, Chief Business Development Officer, Vention

14:00 (EST)

The Top Reasons to Invest in Robotics

Presented by Nick McDonald, Business Line Manager, ABB Robotics Canada

15:00 (EST)

Flexible Machines with Electric Automation and Digitized Pneumatics

Sandro Quintero, Product Manager, Festo

Booths from ATS Group of Companies

  • Advancing Nuclear
  • AssetRev™ ATS Digital Solutions
  • ATS Industrial Automation
  • ATS Life Sciences
  • ATS Life Sciences Europe
  • ATS REM - Repetitive Equipment Manufacturing
  • ATS Services: Supporting Value Creation Over The Life Cycle Of Your Equipment
  • ATS Test Systems
  • Careers at ATS Automation
  • Comecer
  • Innovations @ ATS Group of Companies
  • IWK Verpackungstechnik GmbH
  • MARCO Limited
  • Mobility
  • New to Automation
  • Smart Conveyance Technologies

Booths from ATS Growth Partners

  • ABB Robotics: Factory of the Future
  • B&R Industrial Automation Inc.
  • Banner Engineering Corp.
  • BEST Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Bosch Rexroth - The Drive and Control Company
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Colibri Technologies, Precision Machining Solution Provider
  • Dorner - Conveying Automation Solutions
  • Epson Robots, Precision Automation Specialists
  • Fastenal Canada
  • FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving I Alltec GmbH
  • Graybar Canada - Your Expertise Amplified
  • ifm
  • Kistler Instrument Corporation
  • KUKA Robotics
  • KWE Global Logistics Partner
  • NOARK Electric North America
  • NSK Canada Inc.
  • Omron Automation Americas
  • Onward Technologies - Your Imagination Delivered to Perfection
  • Pooward Precision Manufacture
  • Rittal Systems Ltd.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SCHUNK Clamping and Gripping
  • Siemens Canada
  • SMC Automation Canada Ltd.
  • Vention
  • WEISS North America - Inspiring Automation
  • World Precision - Machining and Assembly Solution in China

Partner Charity


FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills.

FIRST aligns well with our event theme of “Education in Automation”.

For more information about FIRST please visit their website here

If you would like to support FIRST with a donation please visit their website here

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register to experience all of the benefits of this event.
There is no cost to attend this event.
  • No travel required.
  • You can watch live on the days of the event or on demand for 30 days after the live event.
  • You can download valuable documents to access later at your convenience.
  • Chat live with our experts during the event.
  • You will be supporting our FIRST® Charity with your attendance and participation.
  • Watch live online presentations from industry experts.
  • Visit our online trade show and learn more about ATS Automation and its capabilities.
  • Live chat with the ATS and technology partner team members during the two-day event.
  • Download valuable information to take away and review at your convenience.
Yes. Like any physical event we will have a virtual briefcase for you. You can add all of the documents available to the online briefcase in your account and them email them to yourself.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
FIRST® is an organization with a mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self- confidence, communication, and leadership. With our event theme of “Education in Automation” FIRST® is the perfect choice for our support.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
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We recommend Chrome or Firefox.
No, it is not required in order to participate.
Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our event. You only need to have access to the internet.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it is convenient for you during this period of time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all the live sessions of the event.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others. Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.