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ICE USA 2019 Call for Industry Expert Speakers

CHICAGO, IL | ICE USA: The International Converting Exhibition is inviting industry professionals to submit proposals to lead educational sessions during the event. These daily educational sessions will be a stage for sharing industry developments, trends, case stories, and solutions applicable to the thousands of packaging, paper, non-woven and adhesive industry professionals that attend ICE USA. The exhibition is scheduled for April 9-11, 2019 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

ICE USA is North America’s leading converting exhibition, bringing over 250 exhibitors together to showcase the latest equipment and technology from all key areas of converting, like web coating, laminating, slitting, rewinding, pouch making, and more. Those who convert and process flexible web-based materials come from around the globe to develop new business partnerships, network, and learn from leaders in the converting industry.

“One of the highlights of ICE USA has always been the strong line-up of speakers, industry fundamental workshops, and technical education sessions for professionals at all levels in the converting industry,” said Matt Fyffe, Vice President and General Manager of Meech International.

The 2019 show will have three distinct educational components available to attendees. The AIMCAL Fundamental courses are one-day in-depth training sessions held the day before the show floor opens. For engineers and operations personnel, the ICE USA Technical Conference highlights new advances in technology and processes in a variety of converting disciplines. The Future of Converting Theater on the show floor is focused on presenting the latest in industry developments for operators, managers and executives alike.

“Our goal is to provide even more education sessions at the 2019 show, that not only showcase the latest technology and solutions in the industry, but also show attendees how to be more efficient and cost-effective in their jobs with knowledge they can take back to the workplace and implement immediately,” said Julie Ford, ICE USA Exhibition Manager. 

Show attendees include decision makers from these top industry sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Converting 
  • Packaging 
  • Plastics 
  • Coatings 
  • Textiles/nonwovens

ICE USA is looking for presentations for the Future of Converting Theater in the following topics:

  • Addressing workforce issues: Skills gap, diversity
  • Automation
  • Cannabis packaging market (tamper evidence, product integrity, freshness)
  • Closing the technology skills gap
  • Cybersecurity
  • Industry 4.0 in converting
  • M&A
  • Maintenance & scheduling
  • Maximizing machine efficiencies
  • New processes/ways to get things done (process, products, people)
  • Safety
  • Sustainability/Recycling

Potential speakers should email their presentation title and short abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find more information on the ICE USA website at https://www.ice-x-usa.com/call-for-speakers.

Abstracts are due by December 3, 2018. 

ICE USA will again be co-located with InPrint USA: The Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing, in 2019. InPrint USA connects and educates manufacturers who use print as a key component of the manufacturing process with leading brands in the fields of industrial specialty, screen, digital, and inkjet technology print solutions.

More than 3,300 verified registrants came to the co-located shows last April 2017 and as both industries continue to grow, Mack Brooks Exhibitions expects even more in April 2019. For more information on exhibiting and to view the floor plan for booth selection, please visit http://www.ice-x-usa.com/reserve-your-space or for information on speaking or sponsorship opportunities contact Mack Brooks Exhibitions Inc. at +1 312-868-0194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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