Your Guide to PMTS 2023 and Downtown Cleveland

Ready for PMTS 2023? Not without this blog you aren’t! If you’ll be in Cleveland—the glorious manufacturing hub on the shores of Lake Erie—for the duration of the event, that’s three whole days of exploring, eating, and drinking.

We know you don’t have time to plan all that out, so we’ve compiled all the can’t-miss things for you. (You can stop by the Amper booth to thank us later! Be sure to add booth #10080 to your show planner.) 

Schedule Overview 

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PMPA's Complimentary National Technical Conference Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tech Talks and Live Product Demonstrations
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Parts Cleaning Conference (separate registration required)
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tech Talks and Live Product Demonstrations
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Happy Hour

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PMPA's Student Day (Grades 8-12)
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tech Talks and Live Product Demonstrations

PMPA Conference Sessions


More Silos than Solutions: How Today's Machine Monitoring Systems Obscure the Big Picture
Wednesday, April 19 • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM at the TechTalk Theater.

We’re very excited to share this must-see TechTalk with you, hosted by Amper’s very own CEO. (Are we biased? Maybe. You should go find out how good it actually is!) 

Tech Talks are led by industry experts and innovators about specific products and processes. They’re free to attend and you’ll get the opportunity to ask questions that matter to you.

Add this TechTalk to your show planner!

PMTS After Dark: Your Guide to Cleveland

Now, let’s make the most out of this Cleveland trip, shall we? (Times calculated from Huntington Convention Center.)


House of Blues (10-minute walk)
JACK Cleveland Casino (10-minute walk)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (11-minute walk)
Voinovich Bicentennial Park (15-minute walk) 
International Women’s Air & Space Museum (17 minute walk)
Greetings from Cleveland mural (7-minute drive)

...Not to mention the numerous monuments and museums downtown!


Bar 32 (2-minute walk). Chic hotel, craft drinks, unbeatable views.
Johnny’s Little Bar (11-minute walk). No-frills dive bar, open late.
Wonder Bar Cleveland (11-minute walk). Instagrammable, fun drinks.
Flannery's Pub (11-minute walk). Comfort food, imperial pints (20oz), and lots of beers on draft. 
Collision Bend Brewing Company (15-minute walk). Waterfront brewery and taproom with small plates.


There are two things to note about the Cleveland food scene for the PMTS attendee.

First, a Polish Boy is a popular street food composed of a sausage between buns covered with French fries, a little bit of cabbage salad, and some hot sauce. Food trucks seem to be elusive, so keep an eye out!

Second, E 4th St. is Cleveland’s restaurant row, lined with eateries, bars, and general good vibes. We’ll list our recommendations below, but if you like to wander around before you decide, now you know where to go!

Mabel's BBQ (10-minute walk). Industrial-chic BBQ spot with communal tables, a long bar, and many bourbons. Go for their Polish Girl, a take on Cleveland’s classic Polish Boy sandwich. 

Butcher and the Brewer (10-minute walk). Part brewery, part restaurant. Good for large groups to gather at the roomy communal tables. Snack on housemade charcuterie, crisp corn dogs, and mashed-potato-and-pierogi pizzas. 

Danny’s Deli & Restaurant (15-minute walk). Bustling old-school spot turning out classic deli grub such as jumbo club sandwiches and corned beef.

Meet Amper at PMTS 2023

Stop by booth #10080 to talk shop, say hi, get some swag, or talk to our experts! Amper is a no-PLC production management software. It’s a better way to streamline operations so you can boost productivity, margins, and customer satisfaction. Learn a little more about us or book a demo for the show!

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