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IPC APEX EXPO Named in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Show List

Apr 13, 2015

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces that IPC APEX EXPO® 2014 has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) as one of the top 250 trade shows in the United States. Coming in at number 149 for 2014 marks a jump from 2013’s ranking of 161.

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), there are approximately 13,000 tradeshows held annually in the United States each year. “For the fourteenth consecutive year, IPC APEX EXPO has been recognized by TSNN as a top U.S. tradeshow. In the last five years, IPC’s APEX EXPO ranking has seen tremendous growth, said Alicia Balonek, IPC senior director of trade shows and events. “Being ranked a top 250 trade show out of 13,000 is a tremendous accomplishment for the show and for IPC,” she added. 

Preliminary post-show survey feedback from attendees of the recently held 2015 show has been very positive. "I have found that IPC APEX EXPO is the best place to connect and learn about both present and future processes, and equipment and technology advances. I always look forward to attending the show as it is important to 'keep in touch' with industry," said Dale Lovell, chief engineer, Innovative Circuits, Inc.

IPC APEX EXPO 2016 conference and exhibition will take place March 15–17, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Companies interested in exhibiting should visit or contact Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales at +1 847-597-2866 or More information on TSNN is available at

IPC ( is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,600 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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