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Industry Advancements, Life in the Year 2100 and a Trip to Mars Highlight IPC APEX EXPO 2013 Online Registration Now Open

Oct 24, 2012

 Delivering answers, solutions and opportunities for future innovation in electronics manufacturing, IPC APEX EXPO® 2013  will take place February 19–21, at the San Diego Convention Center. Information and online registration are now available at

Unlike any other show, IPC APEX EXPO hosts an exhibition with more than 400 of the industry’s top suppliers, professional development courses, standards development meetings, executive management meetings as well as the world’s most highly selective technical conference in electronics manufacturing.

Results from the technical papers presented allow us to get to solutions faster, reduce our internal experimentation and make connections with experts that are great resources for future projects,” said Julie Silk, technical program manager, Agilent Technologies. “By talking face-to-face with engineers working on similar challenges, we make progress on reaching industry-wide solutions that benefit all of us.”

In addition, IPC APEX EXPO features many free activities, including technical BUZZ sessions, poster presentations, keynotes on a vision of life in the future and an inside look at the Curiosity rover mission, networking opportunities and new this year, a Printed Board Assembly Cleaning & Contamination Center that will be on the show floor. Also on the exhibition floor, the highly popular New Products Corridor and the IPC APEX EXPO Hand Soldering Competition will again be featured. In 2013, IPC APEX EXPO will also welcome hand soldering champions from around the world as it hosts the IPC Hand Soldering World Championship on February 21.

To help attendees plan their itineraries for the show and to focus in on the products and services of most interest to them, IPC offers My APEX EXPO, an online interactive planner that enables users to effectively and efficiently make appointments with exhibitors and schedule their time at the show. My APEX EXPO allows users to view the more than 400 exhibiting companies on the show floor, read up on exhibitors’ products and services and even communicate with exhibitors and colleagues in advance of the show.

Access to the exhibit hall is free to pre-registrants, a savings of $25 on-site. Individuals who register by January 25 will save 20 percent off registration fees. A new registration option for 2013, the Maximum Value Package (MVP), offers a savings of more that 75 percent over individual item prices.

Recognized as one of Trade Show News Network’s top 25 fastest-growing trade shows in the U.S., IPC APEX EXPO has added four more hotels to its list of official hotels to help meet the growing demand. Special IPC-negotiated hotel rates, through IPC’s official housing service Experient, are available until January 28, 2013. In addition to offering the opportunity to Book Now, Pay Later, Experient offers the lowest rates, the ability to waitlist, outstanding customer service and dedicated housing specialists. Detailed hotel information is available at

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,300 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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