Driven by the demand for additional exhibit space, ICE USA Show Management has announced that they have moved the April 6-8, 2011 event from the South Hall to the larger North Hall at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). With a few months left to go before the inaugural North American exposition and conference, nearly 200 exhibiting companies have already reserved more than 40,000 sq. ft. of space.
"We are very pleased that the demand for exhibit space
is so strong this far in advance of the show," says Michael Boyle, ICE USA event director.
"We believe this demand is driven by the need for a machinery led event,
ICE's reputation as a global leader of converting expositions, and the prospect
of an improving economy."
Boyle says several leading global machinery suppliers have
signed on to exhibit, including Comexi (Spain), Megtec
(USA) and LAEM System (Italy). They join such leading companies as New Era,
Kroenert, Polytype, Faustel, Catbridge, Maxcess and Enercon who had already
reserved nearly most of the OCCC‘s South Hall.
Vice president of Comexi North America John Ferreira says, "Comexi Group
are delighted to see the return of a machinery led converting show to the North
American market. Decision-makers come to see capital equipment and we will
display cutting edge technology on our booth, including a laminator."
With an anticipated 200 plus exhibitors, ICE USA promises to
be the biggest converting-exclusive event of 2011. Although the successful ICE
shows are well established in Europe, Asia and Latin America, this April's
event in Orlando will mark the first ICE event
in North America.
“We have several international companies that exhibit at
various ICE events around the world and already know the tremendous value of
participating," says Bob Chiricosta, sales and marketing director of ICE USA. "We
also have several long-time CMM exhibitors who are looking to fill the
perceived void left in the marketplace." ICE USA acquired CMM in 2009 and folded
it into their global events.
An insightful technical program created and managed by
AIMCAL and CEMA, including participation by TAPPI, will also be offered during
the show to keep converting professionals updated on all the latest trends and
ICE USA 2011
Mack Brooks Exhibitions
ICE USA Expands into New Exhibit Hall at the Orlando Convention Center
January 31, 2011