Los Angeles, CA (October 5, 2007) � Canon Communications, the leading publisher, trade show producer, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, today announced figures confirming the successful launch of its latest co-located event. Last month, the company produced a 275,000 net square feet, 1,400 exhibitor event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Its size will likely qualify the event as Canon�s third entry in Tradeshow Week�s prestigious "Tradeshow 200" list.
The Rosemont event featured the first co-location of three major shows�National Manufacturing Week, Assembly Technology Expo, and Quality Expo, acquired from Reed Exhibitions�and two new ones, Electronics Assembly Show and PLASTEC Midwest, of Canon�s own creation. Attendance exceeded 26,000 buyers, and on-site exhibitor renewals for the 2008 show reached 70% of available space.
"This was the best show my company has participated in over the last four years," said QC Industries marketing manager Chris Round. "We do a tremendous number of shows on an annual basis and the quantity and quality of the leads were outstanding. The idea of bundling this show with the others is a recipe for success that Canon has proven in many other parts of the country, and it continues to work."
Canon�s co-location strategy now provides OEM buyers with access to mega-events in four key regions of the U.S.�West, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast. The company is uniquely positioned for success due to the promotional support of its extensive lineup of publications, Web sites, and digital media vehicles, all of which are respected voices within the medical device, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, specialty packaging, plastics processing and allied segments.
"For more than a decade, Canon has delivered on its a commitment to co-locate allied advanced, technology-based manufacturing shows under one roof, geographically positioned in the center of their served markets," said Kevin O'Keefe, senior vice-president of the company's events division. "In so doing, we offer a compelling resource to OEM buyers while at the same time providing exhibitors access to thousands of additional sales targets across multiple industries."
In a related development, Canon recently announced the launch of Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Midwest, which will be part of the next co-located Rosemont event in September 2008. The new show is expected to showcase 300 exhibiting companies and attract 4,000 medical design and manufacturing professionals. Its exposition will be accompanied by a concurrently running technical conference. Strong space sales have already been reported for MD&M Midwest.
About Canon Communications
Canon Communications LLC, a portfolio company of Apprise Media LLC, is the leading publisher, trade show producer, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.
The company produces trade shows for both U.S. and international markets, including: Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), MEDTEC, and BIOMEDevice; WestPack, EastPack, SouthPack, and MidPak; Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, Design & Manufacturing South, and Green Manufacturing Expo; Quality Expo and Quality Expo Detroit; Powder & Bulk Solids, PTX (Process Technology Expo), ChemProcess, PharmaProcess, and ProcessPack; Assembly New England, Assembly Technology Expo, and Automation Technology Expo (ATX); National Manufacturing Week, Advanced Manufacturing Exposition (AM Expo), and OEM New England; PLASTEC; NEPCON, Electronics Assembly Show (EAS), and Electronics West; IPOT, MTEC, Practical Vacuum, and Machine Building, Drives & Automation.
Canon�s expanding array of magazine titles includes MD&DI (Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry), Medical Product Manufacturing News, Medical Electronics Manufacturing, European Medical Device Manufacturer, Medical Device Technology (UK), China Medical Device Manufacturer, IVD Technology, MX, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, Med Ad News, R&D Directions, Nutritional Outlook, Cosmetic/Personal Care Packaging, Injection Molding Magazine, Modern Plastics Worldwide, Powder/Bulk Solids and Appliance. Digital media include the medical device design and engineering portal, Medical Device Link; the online magazine, Advanced Design & Manufacturing (AD&M); and 50 branded e-newsletters and e-publications.
Further information about Canon�s business-to-business publications, trade shows, and digital media, is available at http://www.cancom.com.