We’re nearing peak converting trade show season. To give you an idea of the top shows for converters, both in the US and abroad, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list for 2018-2019.
Please note that the descriptions of each of these trade shows are pulled from their respective websites (although we did tone down the hyperbole as much as possible).
If you have a show to add to the list, please let us know!
The Battery Show North America 2018
Critical Power Expo
The Battery Show connects you with more than 8,000 engineers and executives, and more than 600 leading suppliers, across the advanced battery supply chain. This event covers today’s emerging advanced battery technology for the automotive, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications, and utility and renewable energy support sectors.
Labelexpo Americas 2018
Registration for the 16th edition of Labelexpo Americas, the region’s leading trade show for the label and package printing industry, is now open. Set to take place once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, this event includes a packed two-day conference schedule, an Ecovillage and, for the very first time, an Automation Arena.
The key focus of the 2018 edition – “Explore Your Future” – will be future technology and environmental issues in the sector. The 2018 show is again strongly supported and endorsed by the trade bodies TLMI, ACOBAN, AIMCAL, AIPIA, FTA and FSEA.
PACK EXPO International & Healthcare Packaging Expo 2018
PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO will take place Oct. 14–17, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, these co-located shows feature over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, attract visitors from more than 125 countries and have become the biggest gathering of packaging suppliers and manufacturers of goods, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, in North America.
IDTechEX/Printed Electronics USA
Santa Clara, California
Bringing end users and suppliers together. Assessing end user requirements, the latest diverse technology capability and all the opportunities of printed, flexible and hybrid electronics.
The COMPAMED is the leading trade fair for the medical supply industry and for product development. It takes place once a year in Dusseldorf and will be open to trade visitors only. It is a trade fair for innovations and trends, future workshop and a central meeting place for the entire industry, both nationally and internationally.
ATX West connects serious automation and robotics professionals for three days of design and manufacturing immersion. Find answers to current automation technology challenges — from sensors to machine learning — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry.
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West usually is a co-show with ATX Automation Technology. MD&M West obviously has a medical focus.
Converters Expo South
Charlotte, North Carolina
Converters Expo South is a one-day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. It’s the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging.
2019FLEX is co-located with MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC). The Flexible Electronics Conference and Exhibition— FLEX— focuses on flexible hybrid electronics.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
See the description for Converters Expo South. Converters Expo in Green Bay is actually the original event, and the southern version was added on to the show. It shows that great things originate from Green Bay besides the Packers.
Foam Expo North America
Foam Expo is North America’s first free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services.
ICE Europe 2019
As the World’s Leading Exhibition for the conversion of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens, ICE Europe is the central marketplace for the international converting industry. At the biennial exhibition, manufacturers and suppliers of machines, systems, materials and accessories meet with industry specialists looking to invest in new production and converting solutions or to find out about the latest industry trends.
ICE USA 2019
See the ICE Europe Description, but switch the location from beer in Munich to bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.
New York, New York
ATX East is the same as ATX West above. It connects serious automation and robotics professionals for three days of design and manufacturing immersion. Find answers to current automation technology challenges — from sensors to machine learning — while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry.
New York, New York
Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East usually is a co-show with ATX Automation Technology.
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