PLASTEC Midwest Named One of the Top Ten Plastics Trade Shows BusinessVibe Magazine Ranks the Chicago Area Event Among the Best Globally

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's PLASTEC Midwest was recently named by BusinessVibe Magazine as one of the top ten plastics trade shows in the world. The event was called "the Midwest's leading sourcing platform for Plastics in Manufacturing." This year PLASTEC Midwest will take place October 15-16, 2014, at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. With four co-located trade shows, the event will bring thousands of exhibitors and attendees to the area. Under the same roof will be ATX Midwest (formerly known as Assembly & Automation Technology Expo), Design & Manufacturing Midwest, and MD&M Chicago (medical design & development).

A slate of technology conferences will run in conjunction with the events, including a day-long conference on 3D printing, which will present case studies, innovations in materials, and the economics of the use of this technology.  A full day conference on Industrial M2M will investigate how this disruptive technology of machines communicating with one another is enabling greater flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity of information. It will also deal with how to tackle the challenges that arise, such as security.

In addition, there will be in depth two-hour sessions on robotics applications, design innovation and ideation, and lean manufacturing.

Medical device design professionals will also find additional educational opportunities at the MD&M Chicago conference, which will focus on specific issues and technical training for the medtech industry. New this year is a full day devoted to the "Connected Digital Health."

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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