amerimold 2013: Record Setting Registration Highlights The Event for Mold Manufacturing
amerimold – The Event for Mold Manufacturing - closed on June 13th, 2013, at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. The two-day tradeshow, technical conference and networking event featured more than 2,700 registrants representing 42 states and 32 countries. The registrant total included a record number of attendees (2,040) and conference registrants (186).
The amerimold exhibit hall included more than 135 exhibitors displaying products and services used for designing, building, injection molding and maintaining molds.
“This year’s event exceeded all of our expectations. More importantly, the record setting turn-out reaffirmed the value of the amerimold format and the strength of the mold manufacturing industry” said Director of Events, Allison Miller.
The 2013 amerimold technical conference consisted of three related tracks representing the core processes involved in an injection mold’s lifecycle – ENGINEER, BUILD, MAINTAIN. More than 50 industry experts presented on technologies ranging from mold design and additive manufacturing to automated die/mold machining and advanced mold maintenance strategies.
Completing the amerimold 2013 technical experience was the introduction of show floor Knowledge Centers. The open, intimate Knowledge Center format featured applications experts at leading equipment suppliers delivering presentations on the latest product and process technologies for mold manufacturing.
Two annual amerimold traditions punctuated the professional networking offerings at this year’s event. Before the event, mold manufacturing professionals participated in penning the “Top 10 Reasons to Be a Moldmaker,” which were announced onsite via a limited edition “Top 10” t-shirt. Onsite, several hundred attendees and exhibitors came together to celebrate the mold manufacturing industry at the annual Leadtime Leader Award ceremony and networking reception.
Speaking on amerimold’s future, Miller commented, “In 2011, we committed to making amerimold the event for mold manufacturing. Specifically, we wanted to connect mold builders, mold buyers and equipment suppliers in a venue that addressed more than just buying and selling equipment, but also included technical education, sourcing, business management and workforce development. The show has grown each year since and we are looking forward to developing programs and features that will benefit the attendees, exhibitors, speakers and partners involved in amerimold 2014.”
About amerimold : amerimold is the Event for Mold Manufacturing. Presented by Gardner Business Media, Inc. the annual event includes an exhibit hall, technical conference and business networking that connects manufacturing professionals involved in designing, building, molding and maintaining plastic injection molds. amerimold 2014 will be held June 11-12, at Novi, MI’s Suburban Collection Showplace. www.amerimoldexpo.com