International Converting Exhibition USA Announces New Event Name, Fall Dates and Venue for 2021

Under new management by global events organizer, Reed Exhibitions, show to emphasize education while maintaining core messaging.

Norwalk, CT—May 11, 2020— International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA—America’s leading trade event for paper, film and foil converting—announces fall dates and a location for 2021. The biennial event will take place October 19 – 21, 2021 returning to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Formerly, International Converting Exhibition USA, event organizers revise show name to emphasize education while maintaining core identity.

In a strategic decision that creates greater timing between the spring Munich edition of the event, International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA’s move to Fall will allow manufacturers, providers and buyers an opportunity to attend both events and stay more aware of innovation and best practices throughout the year.

In partnership with bellwether partner, AIMCAL, show management is also dedicated to building and promoting a comprehensive education program in that will equip converting engineers and executives with the tools they need to stay informed and lead in the web-based substrate landscape. “We are very pleased that in cooperation with the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), The ICEC USA Technical Conference and AIMCAL Fundamentals course will once again provide industry leading educational content. In addition the Future of Converting Theater on the show floor will showcase the latest technology from our industry partners.” added Event Director Bob Chiricosta, “ We have even changed the tagline and name of the show to reflect this commitment to the conference, course work, one on one expert meetings and networking that are only provided to the industry at ICEC USA.”

"We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with ICEC USA 2021. AIMCAL will once again be offering the AIMCAL Fundamentals seminar for both Slitting & Rewinding and Coating & Drying in Orlando. In addition, AIMCAL will also organize the ICEC USA Technical conference and will host a member's only pavilion on the show floor,” added Chris Kerscher, AIMCAL Executive Director.

As previously announced, International Converting Exhibition & Conference came under new management as a result of the February 2019 acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions by Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX. The acquisition has been received positively by both parties who cite delivering customer value and leading innovation as top priorities.  Chet Burchett, CEO of Reed Exhibitions, said: “For customers, we will be able to add value through capabilities such as our International Sales Group, innovative digital tools and increasingly sophisticated customer matchmaking and buying programs.”

For more information about International Converting Exhibition USA, please visit the website at

Contact: Bob Chiricosta, Event Director ICEC USA   
AIMCAL Contact: Chris Kerscher, Executive Director

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CONVERTING EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE USA (ICEC USA): ICEC USA, America’s Leading Exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting, is the premier meeting point for the international converting industry in the United States. A biennial event modeled after Munich Germany’s ICE Europe, the 6th edition of ICEC USA will take place October 19-21, 2021 at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

At ICEC USA, international exhibitors present their machinery, systems, accessories and services for the finishing and processing of flexible, web-based materials, such as paper, film, foil and nonwovens. Live demonstrations are a particular focus at many exhibitors’ stands as well as the exchange of expertise on prevailing industry trends. Visitors are industry experts from around the world, looking for production and processing solutions and the latest technology trends.

ABOUT REED EXHIBITIONS: Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organizer, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. With 38 fully staffed offices, Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.