Next June, Informa Markets – Engineering will launch IM Engineering South at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Taking place June 14-16, 2022, the all-new exhibition and conference will host Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), Pack, Plastec, and Powder & Bulk Solids. The event will alternate with IM Engineering East in New York City, which transitions to a biennial schedule in the new year.
North Carolina is one of the nation's burgeoning advanced manufacturing hubs, Informa Markets – Engineering shared, as the state is the United States' fifth largest manufacturing economy contributing $107.1 billion to the state's GDP, according to a recent report from Governor Roy Cooper.
Significant developments in biotechnology and life sciences in the region are driving the medtech industry in new directions; the Southeast region of the U.S. also features a density of manufacturing operations in the aerospace, automotive, metal, forest products, logistics, and plastics sectors, Informa reported.
"We could not be more excited to announce the launch of our six co-located trade shows that will bring the full manufacturing and processing communities together in the Southeast," stated Steve Everly, group event director, IM Engineering South, Informa Markets. "Our exhibitors have been wanting a comprehensive event in this key region to connect and build their customer base, and that need was the catalyst for the launch of IM Engineering South.”
The event will connect more than 4,000 buyers with upward of 350 suppliers to share insights and solutions spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, design, and processing. The conference will feature more than 30 free, expert-led educational sessions on hot topics including 3D printing, medtech, packaging, and smart manufacturing.
Notable exhibitors confirmed to date include Air & Water Systems, Arthur G Russell, Beaumont Technologies, BMF, Canon USA, Creaform, Cresent Ind, Japan Steel Work (JSW) America, Kaeser, Compressors, Kahle Automation, LaserLinc, Medical Extrusion Technologies, Medical Murray, NDH Medical, Qosina, Steri-Tek, and THK America, Informa reported.
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