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The IPC APEX EXPO 2019 show floor closed yesterday with applause. After three days of meetings, networking, and tire kicking, if you will, the general feeling is that it was a good show. As the exhibitors head back to their offices with a list of leads, to-do lists, and stories to share, time will tell how good the show was for each one. The attendees now head home with important decisions to make about what they learned and who they want to do business with.
As trade events go, everyone has their opinion about how it went; some will say it went great, some will say not so great, and others may say it was not good at all. Overall, for me, it’s about the positive energy in the room, and the feeling is things are good. You can hear it in the tone of the conversation on the show floor, and, of course, it was great to see sold signs on equipment throughout the show.
Like any event, there is always room for improvement from an organization point of view, and IPC is aware of this. However, some things are working very well, and one that I would like to call attention to is the IPC STEM Student Outreach program. With about 100 local high school students taking part in this year’s STEM event, it was clear that this was well thought out. From the warm, welcoming words to the students from IPC President and CEO John Mitchell to the factory floor tour, the kids left the day inspired.
We were very happy to be a sponsor of the STEM event. One thing to note this year is that there were a couple of journalism students covering the event. We welcomed into our Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 studio to conduct a couple of interviews. We invite you to watch that special coverage here.
Also, to get a sense of the show, we also invite you watch our daily time lapses of the main aisle on our YouTube channel.
Look for comprehensive coverage in our soon-to-be-released RealTimewith... IPC APEX EXPO Show & Tell Magazine in the coming days.