2018 Manufacturing Trade Shows

Posted by Brent Gross on Jun 28, 2017 10:38:07 AM
Brent Gross


Attending a trade show as an exhibitor takes time and effort. Chances are if you're exhibiting, you're probably already planning your 2018 manufacturing trade show footprint. If not, now is the time to start to pull together a plan and get working on your displays as well as the supporting marketing content.  Here is our list of 2018 trade shows you should consider exhibiting or attending.

17th Annual Global Bioproduction Summit

San Diego, California, February 5-6, 2018

This unique conference will cover topics relevant to the R&D and manufacturing of biological production. Academics and industry experts cover topics including how to increase yields, meet regulations and reduce production costs. The summit is targeted at people that are interested in moving towards continuous manufacturing or are looking at building hybrid facilities that benefit both stainless steel and disposable systems. If you're looking to curb contamination with effective polices and cleaning validation, there will be something for you there.

Learn more at the Global Bioproduction Summit website.

2019 Manufacturing Trade Shows To Keep An Eye On


San Diego, California February 27 - March 1, 2018

The electronics industry experiences some of the most rapid changes in production processes out there. With new gadgets coming out every year there its no wonder that things are evolving so rapidly. This 5-day event is targeted at those in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. You'll have a chance to attend technical presentations, see exhibitions and attend industry certification programs. The mix is perfect for career development and networking for anyyone in the technology industries.

Learn more at the IPC Apex Expo website.

MODEX 2018

Atlanta Georgia, April 9-12, 2018

MODEX is one of the largest global manufacturing, distribution and supply chain expos in the U.S. It is a great show for learning about material handling and logistics equipment and software. You'll also have a chance to meet third party logistics providers as well as supply chain solution providers and consultants.

Learn more at the MODEX website.

Pack Expo East 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 16-18, 2018

If you have a packing line in your plant or are looking for new packaging ideas, Pack Expo East is your conference. The show features solutions for all sorts of industries from food & beverage to pharmaceutical and personal care. You'll have a chance to mingle with over 400 suppliers. Show floor solutions often cover robotics, controls, track and trace, line integration, and remote operation.

Learn more at the Pack Expo East website.

Steel Erectors Association of America 46th Annual National Convention & Trade Show

Greensboro North Carolina, April 25-27, 2018

The SEAA convention is a chance to meet some of the best steel erectors in the U.S. In the past, topics have covered OSHA regulations, marketing, and human resources topics relevant to the specific needs of SEAA members. In addition, there is a trade show floor with over 60 exhibits that showcase products and services tailored to those in the steel erection industry.

Learn more at the SEAA National Convention Website.

Lightfair International 2018

Chicago, Illinois May 6-10, 2018

The Lightfair International show will return to Chicago this year. The last time the show was held in Chicago was 1995. The show will be returning to the windy city to accommodate its continued growth over the last several years. LFI is the largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. On the trade show floor you'll have a chance to learn about the latest LEDs, OLEDs, luminaires, controls, and alternative energy solutions just to name a few. If you are in the midwest take advantage by attending the 2018 conference at McCormick Place.

Learn more at the Lightfair International Website.

AISTech 2018 - Association for Iron & Steel Technology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 7-10, 2018

The 2018 Iron and Steel Technology Conference and Exposition will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention center in Philadelphia. Steel manufacturers will have the chance to see the latest technologies from around the world and that lead to more effective and efficient steel production. The 2017 conference had over 500 technical presentations and more than 8,000 attendants. If you're and engineer looking to keep up with the last in steel processing this is the show for you.

Learn more at the AIST Association website.

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International Plastics Showcase 2018

Orlando, Florida May 7-11, 2018

If is involved in plastics manufacturing you are likely to find it at the International plastics shows case.  From 3D and 4D printing to bottles.  Learn more about flexible vinyl and it's applications in medical, automotive, construction, and consumer products.  Interested in material science?  there is a opportunity to see the lastest innovations in durability, strength, weight, and cost efficiency.  The show features over 2,000 suppliers and equipment manufactures that will fill more than 1 million square feed of exhibition space. 

Learn More at teh NPE.org website.

IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo

Raleigh, North Carolina May 8-10, 2018

The Manufacturing and Technology Conference and Expo includes a wide variety of topics relevant to manufacturers. The manufacturing technology show typically includes topics like lean manufacturing concepts, training, HR, and safety. In addition, discussions on leadership and practical advice on staying relevant in the current digital landscape are recurring themes. Keynote presentations are given by representatives from some of the biggest names in American as well as global manufacturing. Last year's line-up featured keynotes from Ford, Toyota, and Goodyear.

Learn more at the Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Website.

International Manufacturing and Technology Show 2018

Chicago, Illinois September 10-15, 2018

The IMTS show boasts over 100,000 visitors and is held had Chicago's McCormick Place. At the show you'll see a host on industries represented incluidng areospace, automotive, medical, and power generation.  This is your chance to see the latest in machine tools, metal cutting, fabrication and additive manufacturing all under one roof.  2018 will mark the 32nd edition of the IMTS show and will feature 2,407 exhibiting companies.  Over 100 countries will be represented by the combined buyer and seller community.

Learn more at the IMTS 2018 Website.

Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Show

Dayton, Ohio October 17-18, 2018

This reagional show hosts specialists from Ohio, Indiana and Kentukcky from the regions top manufacturing suppliers.  You'll have a chance to meet and talk with hundres of leading-edge tooling and manufacturing suppliers.  The best part is it's free if you register in advance. There are opporuntieis to try out some fo the latest equipment and technology and see how the best engineerings in the industry anre doing things better, faster and more cost effectivley for both themselves and their clients.

Even though is a regional show it still attracts some fo the best companaies including Honda, GE Aviation, Proctor and Gamble and Whirlpool.  Don't count this show out.

Learn more at the AMTS website.


Topics: Content Marketing, Manufacturing, Tradeshow

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