Ceramics Expo introduces focused new format for 2019

Ceramics Expo 2019 (April 30 – May 1, Cleveland, Ohio) will comprise two focused days of the exhibition, where attendees can explore the latest ceramic materials, components, and manufacturing technology.

The new format features more exhibits and networking opportunities, plus a more focused free-to-attend, two-track conference. For 2019, in-depth conference sessions are scheduled over two longer, but more productive, days, and once again feature dozens of high-level speakers tackling the hottest industry issues and talking points.The condensed format brings dual benefits:  less time out of the office plus more face time with key contacts.

To facilitate these networking opportunities, a dedicated B2B matchmaking area has been designated on the show floor for one-to-one business meetings. An online service will open before the show to pre-arrange meetings between buyers and suppliers. There will also be a lively welcome reception for exhibitors and invited guests on the Monday evening before the exhibition opens – a rare opportunity to mingle with hundreds of industry peers in one place.

Product showcaseMore than 80% of the exhibition space has already been allocated to organizations including the European Cluster of Ceramics, Ferro Corporation, Johnson Matthey, CERIX – A Bosch company, NASA Glenn Research Center, Kennametal, XJet, and GeoCorp.

The participation of these companies builds on the 2018 event, which welcomed more than 2,900 attendees and hosted close to 300 exhibitors. Among the big-name 2018 exhibitors were SCHOTT North America, CeramTec, Kyocera, Morgan Advanced Materials, Saint-Gobain Ceramics, Corning, and CoorsTek, and we look forward to welcoming them back in 2019.

Dozens of exhibiting companies will participate in the popular Product Showcase, a series of live product and technology demonstrations. Elsewhere on the show floor, attendees can follow the Innovation Trail, a grand tour of pioneering industry solutions. And around the exhibition hall, EXPO TV will broadcast the most exciting news and features from the event.

Many of those already registered for the 2019 event have visited in previous years. Mark DiPerri, business development manager at Toshiba Advanced Materials Division, said the reason he returns to the show is that it’s “a really connected community of both academics and businesses. I am seeing stuff I have never seen before – it is quite fascinating.”

It’s a sentiment echoed by many, with attendees noting the high-level contacts they make here, how engaged the crowds are, and the great opportunity to showcase new products to an invested audience. Justin Otto, senior vice president at Baikowski, said, “The show fills a niche that I feel was missing in the US market for trade shows. Along the spectrum of academia to industrial I think there is a real lack of an industrial focus at some of the trade shows. Ceramics Expo saw that lack and came in to fill that niche.”

With the 2019 show fast approaching, we hope to see you on April 30 – May 1 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. To register for your free pass or inquire about exhibiting at the show, visit the website: www.ceramicsexpousa.com.