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Make Connections at IPC APEX EXPO 2015 with Complimentary Networking Events

Jan 08, 2015

IPC APEX EXPO 2015 attendees can upgrade their network and connect with peers in one place at one time at the San Diego Convention Center, February 22­­--26.

Connections can be made everywhere — in educational sessions, on the show floor, at receptions and during many networking events, including: Global Welcome (by invitation); First-Timers’ Welcome Meeting; show floor reception; Women in Electronics Networking Meeting; awards luncheons, and more.

Among the highly anticipated special events is a complimentary opening keynote by Robbie Bach, former President of Entertainment & Devices at Microsoft, Xbox visionary and civic activist. On Tuesday, February 24, Bach will present, “The Xbox Story: Lessons in Strategy, Team Management and Entrepreneurship.” On Wednesday, February 25, Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist, lecturer, UFO researcher, will present, “Flying Saucers and Science/Science was Wrong.”

In addition, tackling the hot topics that have the electronics industry buzzing, six complimentary BUZZ sessions will be offered. The industry’s top technical experts on subjects ranging from advanced fabrication and lead-free issues to U.S. federal funding opportunities, California chemicals regulations and technology roadmaps will provide insights into timely issues surrounding each of these BUZZ-worthy topics.

The special events at the show add tremendous value for attendees,” says Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. “Most of the events are complimentary with pre-registration — whether you pre-register for complimentary exhibit hall admission or sign up for our most comprehensive educational package, the All-Access Package. Where else but IPC APEX EXPO can you engage with your peers, rub elbows with a nuclear physicist and a Microsoft executive, while learning from the industry’s top subject-matter experts and thought leaders?”

Many of the special events as well as access to the exhibit hall are complimentary to pre-registrants, a savings of $35 on-site.

Attendees who register by January 30, 2015, will save 20 percent off registration fees. In addition, attendees who register for the All-Access Package will receive a significant percentage off a la carte options. Details, including dates and times, are available at www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,500 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 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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