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MANUFACTURING TIDBITS

Live Industrial Events and Tradeshows Make a Cautious Return

By Thomas R. Cutler CES in Vegas requiring vaccines. Want to suggest this will be in the industry norm and a sincere effort to avoid having these gatherings become super spreader events. After nearly two years of endless webinars, virtual conferences, tradeshow that were passively and remotely attended, there was great hope that 2021 would portend a resurgence of live events. Now with the virulent Delta variant rampant, the hope of some return to in-person conferences and tradeshows appears to be tenuous. While tradeshow firms are trying very hard to put a hopeful spin on things, the data at this time is less than encouraging. Airlines and hotels are being quite forgiving if events are cancelled, however tradeshows and conferences are planned far in advance and if resources need to be reallocated to other marketing and customer outreach, that information must be known ASAP.

The events below are planned for Q4 this year; all safety precautions will be taken, and proof of vaccination may well be mandated along with mask wearing. No organization, association, or publication, wants to be the proximate cause of a super-spreader event.

Design-2-Part Show – October 6 – 7, 2021 Akron, OH. The most efficient place to meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies

These are a sample of the Q4 2021 industrial events currently scheduled for in-person attendance. These are all subject to change, so it is advised that one checks with the organizers before getting on a plane.

Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo October 10 – 12, 2021, Cincinnati, OH.

Women in Manufacturing Summit — October 4-6, 2021, Cleveland, OH. The event attracts hundreds of manufacturing professionals from around the country, the WiM SUMMIT is the only national conference of its kind. Houstex — October 5-7, 2021, Houston, TX. HOUSTEX is the leading southwest manufacturing trade show and Houston manufacturing event for manufacturing professionals.

Eastec — October 19 – 21, 2021, West Springfield, MA. The East coast’s largest manufacturing tradeshow. Design-2-Part Show – October 20 -21, Oaks, PA. The most efficient place to meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies. Southtec — October 26 – 28, 2021, Greenville, SC. A regional show that gathers manufacturers and suppliers together in South Carolina. continued

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Manufacturing Outlook / September 2021