Special Events and Networking

Market research shows networking is one of the key reasons why industry leaders attend face-to-face meetings.

The SMI Metal Engineering Expo 2017 has been designed to encourage networking opportunities.

PLEASE NOTE: The NESMA Networking Cruise Event is SOLD OUT
If tickets become available, you may inquire at the Registration Desk during the week of the show

Tuesday – October 3

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor


Wednesday – October 4

5:30 – 8:30PM

Special NESMA Cruise Event
The New England Spring & Metalstamping Association in partnership with The Spring Manufacturers Institute would like to invite you aboard The “Mystique” for an Autumn adventure and Dinner Cruise down the Connecticut River.

As most know, New England in October is full of the colors of “Fall” and this smooth cruise down one of the most beautiful rivers in the United States is one you will never forget.

The Lady Katharine Cruise line, named after Katharine Hepburn, has navigated their boat “Mystique” on the Connecticut River for many years. This beautifully maintained ship has three beautiful decks, two enclosed for climate control and one upper for you to enjoy the gentle breezes and the smells of Autumn.

We have planned a three hour event (5:30-8:30pm) that includes a selection of “Hors D’oeuvres” and a wonderful dinner buffet. Two drink tickets for Beer, Wine or Soda are included. Other alcohol beverages may also be purchased at Bars located on the enclosed decks.

The “Mystique” will embark from “Riverfront Plaza” steps from the “Convention Center” along an outdoor esplanade. We will board at 5:30 PM on Wednesday October 4th.

The evening light should remain bright for several hours and with the help of a full moon the cruise will be spectacular.

Upon our return the lights of Hartford that include the Travelers Tower, our State Capital Dome, and the famous Colt Firearms building will be a “post card” to be remember.

There are only 300 sailors permitted aboard so we encourage you to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
The very reasonable price of $85.00 per ticket includes all as mention above.

In order to register for the NESMA Special Event, you must be a registered Attendee or Exhibitor for SMI Metal Engineering eXpo 2017. Please click HERE to register.