Highly anticipated technical ceramics trade show and conference returns to Cleveland Ohio

CEX 2018Ceramics Expo, the leading exhibition and conference for ceramic materials, manufacturing and components, will open next week in Cleveland, Ohio to over 3,000 executives, engineers, technical leaders, and industry peers for two days of innovation, networking and knowledge sharing.

Danny Scott, event director, commented, “The overwhelmingly positive reaction to this year’s expo, now taking place over two action-packed days, is testament to the global reputation that has been garnered by Ceramics Expo over the last five years. By the time we open the doors on 30 April we expect an exhibit area featuring around 300 companies from over 25 countries. Covering ceramic science, the materials and manufacturing technologies, and the finished components, is what we’re all about and it’s a pretty unique offering.”

The exhibition will host the complete supply chain, from raw material suppliers to testing equipment to ceramic manufacturers, including CoorsTek, Corning, Morgan Advanced Materials, Kyocera, SCHOTT and Saint-Gobain as well as first time appearances from 3M, Creatz3D, GE Global Research, Kennametal, Harris Corp and Sasol.

CEX 18Running alongside the exhibition, the Ceramics Expo Conference will present sessions exploring future trends, manufacturing practices and developments from the ceramic and glass industry. The agenda has been specially designed for engineers and decision makers from OEMs and Tier 1s in the automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, electronics, industrial, energy, and communication industries. Speaking companies include: Lockheed Martin, Ford Motor Company, NASA, General Electric Aviation and Oak Ridge National Lab.

To help guide attendees through the exhibition hall, Ceramics Expo has created the Innovation Trail highlighting companies who are at the forefront of R&D, developing cutting-edge materials, technologies and solutions for a range of ceramic applications. Exhibitors include 3M, Johnson Matthey, Saint-Gobain and Corning. The Product Showcase will feature live demonstrations of new machinery, testing services and analysis equipment from Ceramics Expo exhibitors including 3DCERAM-SINTO, Beckman Coulter, OptiPro Systems and The Model Shop.

Ceramics Expo provides numerous opportunities to create new business connections such as the Tuesday evening networking reception taking place on the show floor from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, sponsored by GeoCorp.  Also – a new addition for 2019 – is the dedicated B2B Matchmaking area. Using an online portal, attendees are able to optimize their time by pre-booking meetings with exhibitors and other attendees, which will then take place in the dedicated B2B area throughout the event.