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Midwest Conference adheres to Be Global, Stay Local adage.

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May 11, 2009 - To be held September 23-24, 2009 in Schaumburg, IL, IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition aims to bring the best of the global electronics industry together in one place. The event will feature an exhibition, technical conference sessions focused on quality and reliability, professional development courses (September 20-24), and 80+ standards development meetings. There will also be special events, such as free forums, a free opening session, and a show floor reception.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

Original Press Release

IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition Adheres to the Adage, "Be Global, Stay Local"

Press release date: May 8, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, May 8, 2009 - Considering the current state of the economy, companies are searching for business solutions that save time, energy and money. Bringing the best of the global electronics industry together in one place, at one time, IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition will be held September 23-24, 2009, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill. Standards meetings and professional development courses will be offered September 20-24. Launched in 2007, IPC Midwest was developed as the electronics industry's answer to a regional cost-effective and time-saving show that would provide relevance to industry members from the first step into the convention center, and throughout the exhibit floor and event. This year's event will feature a state-of-the-art exhibition, technical conference sessions with a focus on quality and reliability, well-developed professional development courses, more than 80 standards development meetings, as well as special events: free forums, a free opening session and a show floor reception. Back by popular demand, IPC will once again sponsor the A-Line, a working assembly line featured on the show floor. Equipment on the A-Line will be used to demonstrate state-of-the-art surface mount assembly, while on-site experts detail the A-Line's processes and equipment. "For a third consecutive year, IPC Midwest will bring the global electronics industry to a regional locale, with the goal of attracting focused, qualified participants looking to either showcase their new technologies, conduct business on the show floor, or gain solutions to current industry challenges," said Maria Labriola, IPC manager of trade show sales. She added, "We're currently right on target to host 100 exhibitors on our comprehensive show floor." For more information on all IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition activities, visit or contact Labriola at +1 847-597-2866 or About IPC IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.


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