The 2015 Chem Show, held on 17 - 19 November at the Javits Center in New York, welcomed 5170 registered attendees at the chemical process industries’ (CPI) leading event for processing technology.
Thousands of engineers, R&D, corporate managers and plant personnel from chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other process industries interacted with the show’s 282 exhibitors, capitalised on a wide scope of free seminars, and joined the 100 year celebration of the Chem Show’s history as a staple event for the North American CPI.
Additionally, the show introduced a new ‘best practices’ seminar programme that was offered free to all attendees. Industry experts spoke to key and critical issues faced by today’s chemical processing market, linking strategies and solutions to products and services seen on the show floor.
“We are incredibly pleased with the enthusiastic feedback we have received from seminar attendees,” said Clay Stevens, President of International Exposition Company. “The free seminars and other educational opportunities drew over 600 people and were extremely well received. We’re already planning more meeting rooms at the 2017 Show to accommodate for an even larger programme.”
Barry Perlmutter, President and Managing Director of BHS-Sonthofen Inc., who led one of the educational programmes, underscored the success of the expanded offering of seminars, as well as attendees’ no-cost access to them.
“Our seminar had about 70 attendees, many of whom came to our booth afterwards,” said Perlmutter. “The seminars really drive people to booths to learn more, which in turn allows us to establish new relationships. I would love to see more of these programmes at future shows.”
With 2015 marking the Chem Show’s 100th anniversary, numerous photo displays were placed throughout the exhibit floor illustrating the event’s rich history. Both long standing exhibitors and those experiencing the Chem Show for the first time echoed similar sentiments regarding its value as a premier networking event for CPI professionals.
The Chem Show, a biennial exhibition held in New York, also announced that the 2017 Show will take place again at the Javits Center from 31 October - 2 November.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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