This year's Converters Expo will feature 123 booths, with 40 new exhibitors. The expo will showcase converting products and services on a sold-out show floor.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Converters Expo is expected to draw more than 700 buyers who will see the latest offerings from an expanded exhibitor base that show organizers say is 20 percent larger than in 2016. Attendees will be able to network at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame during the opening reception on Wednesday, March 22, and then attend a full day of exhibits and networking on Thursday, March 23, at Lambeau Field Atrium.
"We are excited to welcome our returning exhibitors, plus 40 new exhibitors, to the Converters Expo, and give them the chance to meet and network with contract manufacturers in all aspects of production and suppliers of printing, packaging and testing services," says Randy Green, group publisher of Packaging Strategies at BNP Media. "As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we thank all of our vendors and sponsors – Preco, TANN Corp., AccuWeb and Valley Grinding & Manufacturing – who make this event the success that it has become over the last decade."
Terry Olson, marketing manager at Preco Inc., says Converters Expo has always been a successful venue for the company.
“It is a good platform to target potential converting and packaging customers in southeast Wisconsin, as well giving us the opportunity to network with area customers,” Olson said. “It's truly a regional show with the dynamics of a larger, domestic trade show.”
Preco Inc., a bronze sponsor, provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for converting applications and flexible packaging.
“We choose to be a part of the Converters Expo because we leave the show with new partners. This show is full of industry people trying to 'move the needle' and grow their brands. It's exciting to be a part of their success," says TJ Utschig, president of Valley Grinding & Manufacturing. "Our slitting experts from Valley Grinding will be exhibiting slitting solutions made here in Wisconsin. We provide an array of services aimed toward the slitting sections of our customers. We make OEM knives, custom slitters and provide rebuilding and resharpening services."
David Kerrigan, sales and application manager at TANN Corp., an engineering company providing custom systems and turnkey solutions, says the company is looking forward to exhibiting it air pollution control products for the solvent-based converting industry.
“We design and manufacture regenerative (RTOs), catalytic, recuperative and direct thermal oxidizers to help customers meet or exceed today’s clean air requirements,” Kerrigan said. “We also offer energy recovery solutions to capture any waste heat and reduce the customer’s operating costs.”
New exhibitors for the 2017 Converters Expo include:
Associate Machine Design Astro Films
Breit Technologies ConQuip, Inc.
Corenso North America Corydon Converting
Eagle Flexible Packaging Felins USA
FlexoGrafix Friction Coating
GMSP Goldenrod Corp.
Jennerjahn Machine Loparex
Menzel LP Michelman, Inc.
Prime UV RD Prototype
RG Engineering Roll Technology
Rol-Tec Spuntech Industries
Toyota Tsusho America WEKO North America
Wilson Manufacturing XDS Holdings
NDC Technologies Nordmeccanica N.A.
Nordson Extrusion Dies PARA Company
Pearl Technologies Perftech
Phoseon Technology Precision Color Graphics
The 10th Annual Converters Expo will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, March 23, with a welcome reception at the New Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
To register, visit www.convertersexpo.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Patten at (847) 405-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.convertersexpo.com/exhibit.
The Converters Expo is produced by Packaging Strategies, which delivers up-to-the minute, unbiased packaging industry news, information and analysis to audiences across multiple platforms. The event is owned by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50-plus industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, websites, conferences, events and market research. Visit BNP Media at www.bnpmedia.com.