With hundreds of suppliers, PLASTEC Minneapolis is designed for you to source the latest technologies and access valuable networking activities under one roof. Take a look below to see what 2016's event delivered.
Expo Floor Highlights
Create Lasting Connections
New in 2016, Connection Corner was the place for peer-to-peer networking and problem solving. Attendees came together for a variety of activities, including roundtable discussions, meetups, and speed networking.
Curated Expo Walks
Showcasing the best of the expo, the 2016 innovation tours were a hit on the floor. Expert guides highlighted industry game-changers in areas such as medical device design, manufacturing, and packaging.
Your Learning Hub
Once again, Center Stage was the heart of the show action. Two full days of free presentations and demonstrations on its stage expanded understanding and delivered insights that could be leveraged the minute participants returned to work.
The Latest Tech in Action
The Tech Theater was where the most innovative PLASTEC Minneapolis exhibitors showcased their technologies, allowing audience members to ask questions, get answers, and discover new solutions they could engineer into their projects.
Network. Connect. Relax.
Free beer, wine, and snacks went hand in hand with conversation as industry professionals moved between participating booths on the show floor. They chatted with peers and built relationships with suppliers offering the solutions they needed.
Free Every Hour
That's right. Additive manufacturing created some added excitement at the 2016 event with a free 3D printer being handed out every hour.
"I made several contacts that Google and word-of-mouth inside my company did not provide. Seeing new technology that isn't researchable on the Internet is very valuable in today's market."
-Wayne Rothbauer, SMC Ltd
"It was a nice way to see a good number of high-tech suppliers in a short time."
-David France, Packaging Research Fellow, ConAgra Foods
"Very interesting to see all the new technology and how it could apply to our company."
-Chris Pettus, Quality Technician, Master Tool & Mfg.
More Exhibitors, More Opportunity
With five additional tradeshows running alongside PLASTEC Minneapolis 2016, this event was the most comprehensive advanced manufacturing event in the region, delivering the suppliers, innovations, industry connections, and education that advanced design and manufacturing professionals' needs.