NORWALK, CT (November 4, 2021) – Following a great week in Orlando, FL, the International Converting Exhibition & Conference USA (ICEC USA) came to a close at the Orange County Convention Center, October 19-21, 2021. ICEC USA returned to Orlando for an in-person show based on the vocalized need from industry stakeholders to unite converting industry professionals and exhibitors to do business in a safe and comfortable environment.
Many converting professionals, including exhibitors, buyers, and media from around the continent, gathered in Orlando for three days of face-to-face business appointments, product displays, keynotes, and education. The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) Roll2Roll Conference and Flexible Packaging Division’s SPE FlexPackCon® kicked off on October 17 with AIMCAL Fundamentals, followed by Technical Sessions and valuable networking events throughout the week.
Though international participation was hindered due to travel bans, many exhibitors and attendees found the show provided high value. Attendees experienced hands-on demonstrations, interactive education sessions, and connected with their peers.
30 percent of exhibitors in 2021 have already committed for 2023 with plans to return with the same size booth space or larger. “This show is our premier opportunity to meet our customers. Every show that we do, we sell machinery because of someone that we’ve made contact with at ICEC USA,” stated Bob Pasquale, president of New Era Converting Machinery.
ICEC USA will return to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC – West Building) in Orlando, FL, in just fifteen short months—February 14 – 16, 2023—for its seventh edition of the event. “We are pleased to return to Orlando for a bigger and better event in 2023,” said ICEC USA Event Director Bob Chiricosta. “While the pandemic has been challenging for many companies, we are thrilled to see that many of the larger exhibiting companies have committed to 2023 participation. Our exhibitors and attendees can look forward to a strong and valuable business event at ICEC USA in 2023.”
Exhibitors and partners can book exhibit space for the 2023 event beginning now. Registration will be available in the Fall of 2022. Learn more information at www.convertingshow.com.
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 www.aimcal.org. 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 www.gaa.org.
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