Surveys conducted by sister publication, Plastics Technology (www.ptonline.com) as well as MapYourShow (www.mapyourshow.com)—developed in 2005 by Gardner Publications, Inc. to provide state-of-the-art trade show mapping and planning solutions—reveal some strong increases in the purchasing plans of molders, which present opportunities for the prepared mold manufacturer.
An April 2009 "Investments in Plastics Processing Technology" survey by Plastics Technology Magazine and Townsend Solutions shows more than 46 percent of plastics processor respondents saying they will buy molds and tooling this year; and, “injection molds” heads the list on the MapYourShow product search for MME@NPE, suggesting that once cancelled or delayed projects are now underway for which tooling is needed.
So what better way to network with potential customers and get up to speed on the latest moldmaking technologies and strategies to ensure you are ready to take advantage of that new business than to attend the MoldMaking Expo (NPE and Time Compression Expo) in Chicago later this month. And whether you’re attending for a couple of days or for the week, we have the tools to help you get organized at www.moldmakingexpo.com through MapYourShow—an interactive floorplan that allows you to search exhibitors and products, view session catalogs, navigate the facility and create a user profile to hold your personal trip agenda (under My Show Agenda Planner) for access when you need it.
It enables comprehensive preplanning—including searching all shows, exhibitors and products, as well as reviewing technical sessions—so you can make the most out of an abbreviated trip, helping you stretch your travel budget, or so you can schedule your week hitting all three shows, with each one offering a variety of technology, educational and networking opportunities.
So, if you haven’t already, register for MME today. Go to www.moldmakingexpo.com/register! Then take some time to get to know what MapYourShow can do for your trade show experience. And, remember to stop by MoldMaking Technology’s Booth (#W105108) to pick up your “Top 10 Reasons to Still Be a Moldmaker” t-shirt. See you in Chicago!
MoldMaking Expo Announces 2010 Show Dates
|MoldMaking Expo 2010 is set for March 21-23, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, alongside the Time Compression Expo (TC Expo). For the last 10 years MME has been a must-attend event for moldmakers, injection molders and OEM buyers/specifiers who need to know about emerging innovations and strategies in moldmaking and rapid manufacturing, and the TC Expo represents the pillars of the product lifecycle: concept, design, engineer, prototype and manufacture. Mark your calendars! For more information visit www.moldmakingexpo.com and www.timecompressionexpo.com.|