Norwalk, CT—May 18, 2021— International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA (ICEC USA)—America’s leading trade event for paper, film and foil converting—announces the co-location of the ICEC USA 2021 event with The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL)’s Roll 2 Roll Conference (R2R) in October at the Orange County Center in Orlando, Florida.

Partnered with the Society of Plastics Engineers – Flexible Packaging Division’s SPE FlexPackCon®, the AIMCAL R2R USA Conference has been a champion of roll-to-roll processing, and the converting industry for many years and has steadily grown by delivering solid technical programming and valuable networking opportunities to attendees. The AIMCAL R2R USA Conference will be hosted October 17-21, 2021.

“This brings together the two most important US converting industry events for the first time,” says AIMCAL Executive Director, Chris Kerscher. “Attendees to ICEC USA can now choose to attend part or all of the AIMCAL R2R USA educational content and R2R attendees can experience the latest converting technology first hand on the ICEC USA show floor.”

This strategic alignment creates the largest North American gathering for the industry in many years and will be the home to the highest quality exhibits, engineering and technical content. All attendees of the AIMCAL R2R USA Conference will be granted instant access to ICEC USA exhibits and complimentary educational content on the show floor. With ICEC USA taking place October 19-21, registration for both events will open in mid-May. Register for both events at the ICEC USA Website (

“AIMCAL has long been a partner with ICEC USA, providing conferences, technical sessions and industry experts as an integral part of the exhibition,” adds ICEC USA Event Director Bob Chiricosta, “Over 100 AIMCAL members have exhibited at ICEC exhibitions in past years to make it an even more collaborative event.”

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

Emily DeMarco, Director of Marketing, ICEC USA [email protected] Chris Kerscher, Executive Director, AIMCAL [email protected]


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 AIMCAL, GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: AIMCAL, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at nearly 350 companies. A global group, AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the roll-to-roll converting industry and member companies via an array of technical education, networking event, and marketing services. Membership information is available online at In late 2021, The Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) will combine operations with AIMCAL. GAA promotes the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing, and product printing. It was formed in 2013 when the Gravure Association of America merged into the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global. A network of GAA councils provides a forum for the exchange of information, addresses concerns, and promotes the benefits of gravure technology. More information is available at

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