FabSuite User Conference

FabSuite User Conference

The first ever FabSuite User Conference will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, on October 22 – 24, 2017.

This three day event will include sessions for fabricators, estimators and management roles. Attend to hear about our best practices, newest enhancements and our FabSuite clients success stories.



9:00 – 3:00 FabSuite Golf Tournament

3:00 – 5:00 Conference Registration

6:00 – 9:00 Cocktail Reception


7:00 Conference Registration

8:00 – 9:00 Opening Address & Keynote with Roger Ferch

9:00 – 9:20 Partner Case Study: SDS/2 with Tyler Hix

9:30 – 10:20 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Estimate Extras
• Creating flexible formulas to capture your most difficult labor scenarios

Fabricator Track: Remote Link & the Paperless Shop for Production
• Closing your shop feedback loop with real-time updates

Fabricator Track: Integrations
• Leverage your various software and get your tech talking

10:30 – 11:30 Partner Pavilion

11:40 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Round-Trip Pricing in Estimating
• Update Job-Specific or Global Pricing through Requisitions

Fabricator Track: Production Scheduling
• Manage your shop workload for optimum production

Case Study: Inspections at McCombs Steel with Ricky Horton & Adrian Matlack
• Join Rick & Adrian as they talk about practical use of the Inspections Module

12:40 – 1:50 Lunch

2:00 – 2:50 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Parametric Assembliess
• Save time when estimating complex assemblies by going Parametric

Fabricator Track: Instance Tracking featuring Bar Coding & Remote Link
• Trace the precise production path of assemblies and parts to enhance your quality program

Case Study: Remote Link at North Alabama Fabricating Company with Kathy Parrish & Diana Larson
• Join Kathy & Diana as they talk about practical use of the Inspections Module

3:00 – 4:00 Partner Pavilion

4:10 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Estimodeling
• Utilize your detailing resources to kick-start the Estimating process

Fabricator Track: Shipping Enhancements & Piece Tracking Enhancements
• Gain the upper-hand in tracability for shipping and production

Case Study: Open

6:00 – 10:00 FabSuite Fun Night


8:00 – 8:10 Welcome Address with Chris Moor

8:10 – 8:30 Partner Case Study: Trimble with Mark Allphin

8:30 – 9:30 Development Briefing with Adrian Matlack and Ryan Vander Plaats
• Get an insider look at what’s next for FabSuite in 2018

9:30 – 9:50 Partner Case Study: Peddinghaus with Istok Budic & Stephen Farrow

10:00 – 10:50 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Labor Diagnostics
• Understand the exact information that goes into Estimate Hours

Fabricator Track: Reporting with Automated Events
• Schedule critical data to deliver to email or network folder without any mouse-clicks

Management Track: Steel Technology Center
• Find out what’s in store at FabSuite new educational facility

11:00 – 11:50 Breakout Sessions –

Estimating Track: Time Studies to update Labor Standards
• Fine-tune existing Labor Codes by taking the pulse of your shop

Fabricator Track: Custom Reporting Options
• Get more from your data by understanding your customization options for Reports

Management Track: FabSuite Educational Options
• Discover the various options for enhancing your users, including Classroom Training and FabSuite University

12:00 – 1:10 Lunch

1:20 Conference Adjournment for Estimator/Fabricator Tracks

1:20 – 4:10 Management Track: David Finkel
• We’re flying in Wall Street Journaland Business Week bestselling author David Finkel to lead a private working session on Tuesday afternoon & Wednesday morning on how you can scale your company without having to sacrifice your personal life to do it.

Hotel Information

The Williamsburg Lodge is the official hotel of the FabSuite Users Group Conference.

To make your reservation please call 800-261-9530 or click here.

If you choose to call please make sure to give the reservation desk our Booking ID which is: 47359 to get the special group pricing of $169 per night. This rate will only be available until the room block is full.

The Williamsburg Lodge
310 South England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Airport Information

There are a few airport options to choose from when flying in for the Users Group.

Richmond International Airport
1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Drive
Richmond, VA 23250

Norfolk International Airport
2200 Norview Ave
Norfolk, VA 23518

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
900 Bland Blvd
Newport News, VA 23602

Partner Pavilion

design data logo
peddinghaus logo
trimble logo
hypertherm logo

arc logo
advance steel logo
controlled automation logo
giza logo
infra-metals logo
infosight logo
integrous logo
radley corp logo
shopdata systems logo
steel projects logo
voortman logo

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