George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) presents this unique trade show that offers presentations and demonstrations on the latest manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing solutions have evolved from simple, off-the-shelf machines to highly specialized technologies of the future. Machinery that was once mundane and common are now literal works of art — original, creative, and designed to work with a sophistication that’s efficient and compelling. At HOUSTEX, the Art of Manufacturing is on full display. Whatever your industry, you’ll discover unique and original solutions for your most urgent and perplexing manufacturing challenges. The event includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, new product presentations, learning lounge presentations, student activities and much more.