ICE USA, the International Converting Exhibition, taking place April 9-11 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in downtown Louisville, announces its most robust conference program to date. More than 50 training, technical and process sessions will take place during the three-day event.
The full program includes three components: AIMCAL Fundamentals, the ICE USA Technical Conference and the Future of Converting Theater. AIMCAL Fundamentals Seminars take place on Tuesday before the show floor opens and are all-day training sessions targeted to newcomers to the converting industry. Attendees can choose between two sessions – Coating & Drying and Slitting & Rewinding.
The ICE USA Technical Conference sessions are held all three days of the show from 8-10 a.m. before the show floor opens. These 30-min sessions are led by industry experts and equipment engineers and focus on new advances in technology and processes. Sessions include topics like “Data Analytics for Roll-to-Roll Processes," “Web Tensions Control Fundamentals," “Static Electricity: Causes and Cures in Converting” and many more.
On the show floor, the Future of Converting Theater offers topics on the disruptive innovations affecting the converting industry. Kicking off each day is a keynote presentation given by industry leaders:
- Gary Robinson, Principal Consultant, Synaptic Packaging, on “Disruptive Innovations Advancing Sustainability in Packaging” on Tuesday, April 9
- Dean Schneider, P.E. Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, on “Smart Manufacturing: Lighting the Path to the Value of your Data” on Wednesday, April 10
- Jim Chrzan, VP Content & Brand Strategy, PMMI, on “Cannabis Packaging: Risks and Opportunities” on Thursday, April 11
Other Future of Converting sessions include topics like “Surviving the Patent Process”, “5 Best Practices for Building a High-Performance Workforce," “The Basics of GMPs for Converters” and more.
The full agenda with speaker detail can be found at www.ice-x-usa.com/agenda
ICE USA is the leading event in the Americas for the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and other flexible web-based materials. Every two years, the entire converting community assembles at ICE USA for three days of comprehensive displays of industry innovation with highly relevant education, technical training, and unmatched opportunities to connect with the industry. Exhibitors from around the world will showcase equipment, technology, and services for printing on plastics, metals, woods, glass, ceramics, and other substrates in a personalized and cost-efficient way.
To register for the exhibition, visit www.ice-x-usa.com/register. Early bird registration rates end March 15.