AMI Plastics World Expos attract record numbers in Cleveland
The AMI Plastics World Expos took place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA for the third time on 9-10 November 2022 and attracted record numbers of exhibitors and visitors. The event brought together four focused tradeshows – the Compounding World, Plastics Recycling World, Plastics Extrusion World and Polymer Testing World Expos.
“We were delighted to welcome over 300 exhibitors and more than 4,600 attendees to this year’s exhibitions, representing year-on-year increases of 36% and 53% respectively”, said Kelly DeFino, Exhibition Sales Manager at AMI. “The numbers were also well ahead of our pre-pandemic launch expos in 2019, showing a strong return to live events and an enthusiasm for doing business face-to-face”.
The five conference theaters hosted more than 100 speakers and were a major attraction once again, with standing-room only for some of the most popular talks and panel discussions. The evening networking party also proved popular with more than 450 people joining in the fun and games at the Punch Bowl Social Cleveland.
Visitors welcomed the information exchange and collaboration that the expos encouraged. Daniel Mata, Process Engineer at flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries, said: “I would definitely like to come back. I think it’s a great opportunity for anyone and everyone that would like to learn. There’s a lot of information here.” Manfred Hackl, CEO of the Erema Group, appreciated the complementary nature of the focused expos, stating: “The combination of recycling, compounding, analytics and extrusion is the high value of the show”.
Exhibitors were very positive about the size and quality of the audience. Slayton Altenburg, Application Specialist at TPEI, said: “The show is super well attended, and the quality of conversations has been great”. Christian Tittensor, Director of Sales and Marketing at Zeppelin, added: “It’s really important for people to attend these kinds of expos to get face-to-face. We’ve had a lot of success here”. And Jim Norris, Market Manager – Plastics at Palmer Holland, commented: “Our audience is here… We find a tremendous reach at this expo.”
The AMI Plastics World Expos will next take place in Essen, Germany on 14-15 June 2023, and they return to Cleveland, Ohio, USA on 15-16 November 2023.