February 28 - March 2, 2017 | George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas

Attendee Profile

Your Exclusive Gateway to Key Southwest Industries

HOUSTEX places you face-to-face with key decision-makers in several diverse industries in the Southwest.


Source for all statistics unless otherwise stated: HOUSTEX 2015 Registration Data

Company Size

HOUSTEX attendees represent every level of the supply chain, from small contract manufacturers to large OEMs.


Reach the Purchasing Authority


of HOUSTEX attendees influence equipment purchase decisions in their companies. Meet face-to-face with purchase approvers and recommenders to discuss their technology needs.

With Substantial Purchasing Power

38% of the HOUSTEX audience has equipment budgets that exceed $200,000. These motivated buyers are looking for innovative solutions to solve specific manufacturing challenges.


Attendee Job Functions

Owner/Company Mgmt./Corporate Executive 28%
Sales & Marketing 17%
Manufacturing Production Management 16%
Manufacturing Production Department 10%
Manufacturing Engineering Department 8%
Product Design and R&D 6%
Manufacturing Engineering Management 6%
Quality Assistance & Control/Control Engineering/Automation 5%
Purchasing 4%


Business Segments that Attend

Oil & Gas/Petroleum 48%
Industrial & Commercial Machinery 8%
Fabricated Metal/Stampings 5%
Aircraft/Aerospace 4%
Services (Financial/Other) 4%
Automotive 2%
Consulting/Engineering 2%
Electronics/Computers 2%
Plastic Products 2%
Academic Institution 1%
Defense/Government/Military 1%
Medical Manufacturing/Surgical 1%
Other Transportation 1%
Other Manufacturing 19%


Meet First-Time Attendees


of HOUSTEX 2015 attendees were first-time visitors. HOUSTEX is your connection to new enterprises and new prospects. If you’re looking to serve growth industries, this is your opportunity to get on key supplier lists.

Top 10 Technologies Evaluated

HOUSTEX attendees evaluated the following technologies (multiple responses) and many more:

Cutting Tools & Accessories 45%
Turning Machines, Lathes & Turning Centers 34%
3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 30%
Automated Manufacturing & Assembly 28%
Controls, CAD/CAM Software 28%
Deburring & Edge Finishing 28%
Drilling & Tapping Machines 28%
Measurement Inspection & Test 27%
Lean Manufacturing 26%
Welding 24%

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