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IPC Midwest Stays Its Course to Bring Electronics Manufacturing Solutions and Opportunities to the Heart of the Midwest

Jul 02, 2012

 With more than 50 exhibitors and three-quarters of its show floor sold to date, IPC Midwest is geared up to deliver another very focused, regional event targeted solely to the electronics manufacturing industry. IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition will be held August 22–23, 2012, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill.

We’re on target with all the top suppliers  from capital equipment to materials. The full supply chain will be on the exhibit floor,” says Mary Mac Kinnon, IPC director of sales.

As Mac Kinnon explains, IPC Midwest is important to the vitality of the industry in the Midwest. “It provides a much needed venue for exhibitors to cost-effectively reach out to customers and likewise, for staff from EMS companies, PCB manufacturers and OEMs in the central region to conveniently search out new and profitable business relationships. These staff can also catch up on the latest industry advances and learn news ways to increase productivity and reliability of their electronic products.”

In its sixth year, IPC Midwest will continue to offer a technical conference in addition to the exhibition, and will host standards development meetings where industry leaders will convene to work on electronics manufacturing standards that are used and referenced around the world.
New this year, the IPC Executive Summit will be held in conjunction with IPC Midwest. According to Alicia Balonek, IPC director of trade shows, “it made sense to co-locate the two events so that senior-level executives could take advantage of the benefits of IPC Midwest while saving valuable time and travel expenses."

A free exhibits-only registration to IPC Midwest provides free access to the exhibition; a free Opening Session on current and potential applications of nanotechnology in electronics manufacturing; and a free afternoon reception to introduce IPC’s new president and CEO John W. Mitchell.
Special registration packages provide comprehensive event opportunities. To view all registration options, visit www.IPCMidwestShow.org/register. Individuals who register by July 20 can save 20 percent on registration fees.
IPC Midwest is produced by IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries®. Complete show details are available at www.IPCMidwestShow.org. For information on exhibiting, contact Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales, at MariaLabriola@ipc.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

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