Sponsor an Automation Alley Event

Increase your visibility in Michigan’s business community by sponsoring an Automation Alley event. With a variety of options available, your organization can find an opportunity that matches your vision and mission.

For information on upcoming sponsorship opportunities, contact Alison Trumble at 248-457-3231 or

Global Economic Outlook

Jan. 16, 2020 | Automation Alley, Troy

Join international business experts as they discuss firsthand insights about the industries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. Speakers will examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.


Technology in Industry Reveal & Technology in Industry Report

April 2020 | The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

Sponsor Automation Alley’s 2019 Technology in Industry Reveal and Technology in Industry Report and align your organization with the Industry 4.0 technologies shaping the future of manufacturing. With research and support from Michigan’s top universities and manufacturers, sponsorship of this year’s Report and will give your company the unique opportunity for brand exposure in one of our state’s most important and relevant manufacturing resources. Sponsorship of the Technology in Industry Reveal event will give your organization the incredible opportunity for visibility before hundreds of the region’s decision makers and industry influencers.

Clubs and Connections: Automation Alley’s Golf Outing

Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 | Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak

Automation Alley members and local business and technology leaders gather for an exciting day of networking fun with an opportunity to golf at one of Metro Detroit’s premier members-only golf courses.

Integr8: The Industry 4.0 Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 | TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center), Detroit

Integr8 is a cross-discipline, global Industry 4.0 conference focused on the eight technologies disrupting the manufacturing process. Attendees will enjoy keynote presentations, a technology expo featuring the latest in cutting-edge technologies and breakout sessions in eight vital areas: Industrial Internet of Things, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing and Modeling, Simulation and Visualization. Sponsor Integr8 and align your brand with the people and technologies shaping our future.

Trade Missions

Sponsor a trade mission to support local small to medium-sized companies as they explore opportunities to expand and diversify into high-growth markets abroad. Results-driven, these missions have generated more than a billion dollars in export sales for local companies. Please consult our events calendar for list of upcoming Trade Missions.

Networking Events

Is your company looking to show off its facility or equipment? Host a Morning Member Mingle or Evening Networking event and let our members come to you! These popular gatherings draw 30-50 attendees, and provide an opportunity to present your latest innovations, take members on a factory tour, and provide good old-fashioned open house perks. Invite your employees, customers, or prospects; Automation Alley will market your event to our membership. Your company will provide food, beverages, information, and fun!

MI Smart Factory Tour

MI Smart Factory Tour is an Automation Alley program that gives college and university students from across the country access to Michigan's most technologically advanced smart factories. Explore the world of Industry 4.0 as you walk the factory floors of our state's advanced manufacturing leaders and discover job opportunities in this high-tech, in demand field. Your company will provide a detailed tour and has the opportunity to host a discussion or meal to this select group of students to attract talent in this challenging hiring environment.

Tech Takeover Presentation

Position your company as an industry expert by presenting a Tech Takeover. This series is hosted Wednesdays at Automation Alley and focuses on the smart technologies of Industry 4.0. Tech Takeovers help small and medium-sized manufactures prepare for rapid changes as technology transforms manufacturing. Invite your prospects, customers and employees Avoid making a sales pitch. Allow your ecosystem to see your thought leadership by focusing content on trends and use-cases. Select a single speaker, panel discussion, workshop, or hands-on demonstration presentation. Automation Alley will handle all event planning prior to and the day of your event. 

What our Members are Saying

Carrie Uhl

"I was impressed with the caliber of attendees at the Intergr8 conference. Throughout the sessions I attended, I also found myself better able to separate the hype from the reality, and hear practical ways to implement Industry 4.0 solutions."

Scott Ellsworth

"A great opportunity to reinforce our company’s point of view within the Industry X.0 space. We found the forum effective at engaging a broad audience of industry folks passionate about the topics we presented."

Andrew Kalinowski
Thunder Technologies

"Integr8 has put Thunder Technologies at the world stage. Exhibiting and speaking has only increased our visibility and business significantly. I would recommend anyone who is serious about growing their business to not only go to Integr8, but invest in Automation Alley."

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