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IPC APEX EXPO officially opens today, and as Crosby, Still and Nash once sang, “It’s been a long time coming.”
The last live IPC APEX EXPO was held two years ago and was—for many of us—the last trade show we would attend before the pandemic hit. A lot has changed since then.
But not everything has changed. After spending a few days watching the exhibitors set up, I have to say that it looks a lot like the show floor always does at IPC APEX EXPO. I was surprised at the amount of capital equipment on the floor. I thought exhibitors might have scaled back their spending, afraid that attendance might be light, but I saw no evidence of that. Companies came here ready to strut their stuff!
Attendance at the Professional Development and Technical Conference didn’t seem down at all, and the committee meetings were pretty packed too.
The keynote presentation is under way, and the doors to the exhibit hall will be opening soon. I hope to see your face in the place! But if you can’t make it, don’t fret. We’ll be here from ribbon cutting through tear-down, bringing you interviews with the industry’s movers and shakers.