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10 Best Manufacturing Trade Shows & Conferences in 2016
Upcoming Manufacturing Trade Shows for Packaging Industry Professionals:
As a leader in integrated machinery solutions, here at Karlville, we are always excited to attend manufacturing trade shows, conferences, and other related events that allow us to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest in global manufacturing.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of ten upcoming manufacturing trade shows and conferences. Check out our events page to see which ones we will be attending and be sure to stop by our booth!
1. IMTS 2016
When: Sept 12-17, 2016
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
What: The International Manufacturing Technology Show, or the IMTS, is America’s largest manufacturing trade show, featuring over 2,000 exhibitors and over 114,000 registrants. The semi-annual exhibition is in Chicago’s McCormick place, and the event floor showcases running machinery, interactive demonstrations, and the latest in manufacturing technology.
When: Sept 13-15, 2016
Where: Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
What: First launched in 1989, LabelExpo Americas is the largest label and package printing event in the continent. It features exhibitors from every aspect of the label and package printing industry, from inks and coatings, to cutting edge software and printing technologies. Of the 16,029 attendees last year, 73% of them were manager level or higher, and 92% had purchasing power
When: Sept 22-24, 2016
Where: Myanmar Event Park, Central Yangon, Myanmar.
What: Returning for its third annual exhibition, Propak Myanmar is the largest and most culturally diverse industry trade event for Myanmar’s rapidly growing food, drink, and pharmaceuticals processing and packaging industries. Last year, the event attracted 218 exhibitors and 3,582 trade visitors from 23 countries. This year, event officials are expecting those numbers to rise, and the exhibition has been moved to a larger venue. Located in a key geographical position between China, India, Thailand, and Bangladesh, Myanmar is blessed with rich and abundant natural resources, and has potential to become on of the world’s preeminent food producers.
4. K 2016
When: Oct 19-26, 2016
Where: Dusseldorf, Germany
What: For decades, K has been the world’s #1 trade show for the plastics and rubber industry. Taking place once every three years and returning in 2016, K remains the marquee exhibition for industry leaders to gather and present the latest technical developments and future trends. K attracts exhibitors and visitors from every facet of the rubber and plastics industry, such as raw materials manufacturers, machinery and equipment, and various services. The last K event in 2013 drew in a staggering 218,000 visitors from over 120 countries.
When: Nov 6-11, 2016
Where: Chicago, IL
What: This year, PackExpo will be the world’s largest processing and packaging trade show, expecting over 45,000 attendees, 7,000 international buyers, and 2,000 exhibitors occupying over 1.1 million square feet. The massive show floor will be buzzing with new technologies, machinery in action, and interactive presentations. Attendees can explore the latest technology and trends from a vast variety of industries, such as automotive, chemical, food and beverage, textiles, electronics, and many more.
When: Nov 14-17, 2016
Where: Paris, France
What: All4Pack Paris is among the world’s largest trade shows for the packaging industry. The event showcases the latest innovations in packaging, printing, processing, and handling solutions in a variety of sectors, such as luxury, health, and food and beverage. Of the 34,000 business professionals in attendance last year, 78% had purchasing power, and 39% were exclusive visitors that did not attend any other international exhibitions.
When: Nov 16-19
Where: Kemayoran, Indonesia
What: Returning for its 29th year, Plastics and Rubber Indonesia is the is the only industry trade show in the island nation of Indonesia, and has developed a reputation for attracting key players and leaders in the plastics industry. The event features a comprehensive showcase, high quality attendees, and hundreds exhibitors from every aspect of the plastics and rubber industries. As the largest industry exhibition serving the southern Pacific market, Plastics and Rubber Indonesia 2016 is a perfect opportunity for networking, branding, and discovering industry innovations.
When: July 12-14, 2016
Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
What: SEMICON West is the premier exhibition of the microelectronics industry. The event showcases new technologies across the microelectronics supply chain, from design to final manufacturing. SEMICON West is the ultimate melting pot of Hi-tech products, state of the art technologies, and cutting edge designs.
9. FABTECH 2016
When: Nov 16-18, 2016
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
What: FABTECH 2016 is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event. Taking place annually in the Las Vegas convention center, the exhibition will attract over 1,300 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees. Expert-led demonstrations and seminars cover the latest in metal manufacturing technology and relating to a variety of sectors and industries.
When: Dec 12-14
Where: Hilton San Diego, San Diego, CA
What: The largest pharmaceutical event in North America takes place in San Diego over 3 days from Dec 12-14. The event features keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and networking events for industry leaders. Key topics at the event include QbD, tech transfer, ADCs, disposables, PAT, biosimilars, risk mitigation, continuous chromatography, gene therapy and cell cultures.