Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show Opens in Philadelphia June 18-20

Spotlights Innovation and Automation for Mid-Atlantic Manufacturers

Jun 13, 2013, 17:02 ET from UBM Canon

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Expo and Conference returns to Philadelphia June 18-20, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.  With nearly 1,200 exhibiting companies, this event co-locates six tradeshows, along with seminars, industry speakers, industry awards and product teardowns to provide the most comprehensive manufacturing event for visitors and exhibitors on the Atlantic seaboard.



The expositions include the 30th annual MD&M East (Medical Design & Manufacturing East), EastPack (packaging), PLASTEC East (plastics), ATX East (Automation Technology Expo East), Atlantic Design & Manufacturing and Pharmapack North America (pharmaceutical packaging & drug delivery).

Pennsylvania is a centrally located hub for U.S. manufacturing, with more than 14,500 establishments, employing 560,000 workers. Manufacturer visitors can see a wide range of product and service offerings under one roof. They will see innovative ideas and meet suppliers with cutting-edge manufacturing technology such as 3D printing, track-and-trace medical packaging.

The event provides extensive educational programming that is highly relevant and timely to manufacturers.
Keynote: Jim Carroll, Futurist: What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others Don't Do?

A sampling of free education sessions includes:
A future pill to swallow – Prescribing iPhone apps instead of medicine
Aligned Partnerships: A Better Way to Design and Develop
Considerations in Selecting a System Integrator
Product teardowns include the iPad mini versus the Nexus 7 tablet.

Paid seminars and workshops include topics such as Lean Manufacturing, Robotics, Motion Control, Manufacturing Plant Security, Medical Design & Prototyping, Regulatory, Risk Control and Validation, Wireless Medical Devices, Implantable Medical Devices, Augmented Reality Packaging.

There will be three awards presentations held during the event to recognize excellence in manufacturing. The Medical Device Excellence Awards (now in its 15th year) the prestigious, AmeriStar Packaging Awards sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and the Visionary Packaging Leadership Awards.

The event has extensive industry support such as Society of Plastics Engineers, MedTech, Institute of Packaging Professionals and MassMedic.

About UBM Canon: UBM Canon is the leading producer of trade events and media brands that support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing sector, including the medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing segments.