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Online Exhibit Hall helps users plan visit to IPC Conference.

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August 4, 2009 - Located at, IPC Midwest Online Exhibit Hall displays company information, product descriptions, photos, and links to audio and video. Visitors can search for relevant suppliers by category or keywords and pull competitive information together, without traveling to multiple sites. Using My Midwest feature, attendees can create personalized plans for visiting exhibitors. IPC Midwest Conference and Exhibition is scheduled for Sept 23-24, 2009.

IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries - Bannockburn, IL

Original Press Release

IPC Midwest Online Exhibit Hall: The Perfect Precursor to Meaningful Connections and Hands-On Demonstrations

Press release date: July 31, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, July 31, 2009 - When doing more with less is the ultimate goal, knowledge is sovereign. Luckily for companies in electronics manufacturing, one of the best classrooms in the industry is headed to Schaumburg, Ill. - the exhibit floor at IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition, September 23-24, 2009, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center. But even before the Show opens, the IPC Midwest Online Exhibit Hall,, gives attendees the tools to effectively plan their visit to focus specifically on addressing their needs and their companies' challenges. In its second year, the IPC Midwest Online Exhibit Hall displays company information, product descriptions, photos and even links to audio and video. Visitors can search for relevant suppliers by category (from adhesives to workstations) or keywords and pull competitive information together easily, without having to travel to multiple virtual sites. Best of all, the feature, "My Midwest," enables attendees to create their own personalized plans for visiting exhibitors they need to see, including exact locations on the Show floor. "We know that time is money to our visitors, so helping them get the information they need to make informed buying and business decisions throughout the year is imperative," says Sarah Martino, IPC exhibit operations manager. "The Online Exhibit Hall is really the first step in facilitating more meaningful connections between attendees and exhibitors - helping attendees target in on potential suppliers, saving enormous amounts of time researching on their own. Then at the Show, the face-to-face discussions can really pay off for them ... gaining a greater understanding of the product, service or technology; watching live demonstrations; and benefiting from valuable Q&A about how it will address their company's unique situation." Russ Payton, process engineer, Samtec, Inc., agrees, "The ability to review all equipment exhibitors under one roof and get live demonstrations as well as get our questions answered was very helpful. Seeing the new technology offerings from processing, inspection to testing and having the exhibitors make the time to attend the IPC Midwest show is definitely worth justifying the expense." For more information on all the advanced features of the IPC Midwest Online Exhibit Hall, visit or contact Sarah Martino at Free Exhibits Only registration to IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition is available to pre-registrants ($25 on-site). To register, visit In addition, registrants to fee-based activities can save up to $100 if they register before August 21, 2009. For more information about all of IPC Midwest's learning opportunities, visit 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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