April 25-27, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio

the manufacturing tradeshow for ceramic materials and technologies
Founding Partner

The second annual Ceramics Expo has proved that working with and for the industry creates the strong bonds that get everyone tied into the success loop. The expo delivered a top-quality event, acclaimed by all as a massive step up and the platform for something very special.



Quick Stats:

Attendees: 2,705
Pre-registrations: 4,220
Exhibiting Companies: 281 (60% more than the 2015 launch event)
Attending Countries: 28

Predicted for 2017
Attendees: 3,000+
Exhibiting Companies: 300+

Show Highlights:

  • Attracted thousands of worldwide leaders including: Apple, BASF, Boeing, Delphi, Emerson, Energizer, Ford Motors, GE, Hitachi, Osram, Parker Hannifin, Procter & Gamble, Southwire, Siemens, The Coca-Cola Company and many more!
  • From the smallest niche producer right up to the world’s largest aerospace companies, executives made the trip to Ceramic City
  • The SolidCAM booth saw the very first demonstration of the new Tratech AGS CNC machine, milling one of the hardest known ceramics
  • There were more visitors from outside the USA than at last year’s inaugural event, and it’s clear some will join the 50 or so overseas exhibitors by signing on for 2017

“The show has a very diverse group of attendees and good foot traffic”

Robert Teppert, Hitachi HTA’s National Sales Manager

Conference Highlights:

  • Plenary Session: Industry Leaders – The Future of the Ceramics Industry, with speakers from NASA, Morgan Advanced Materials, Alfred University and more!
  • More than 60 invited speakers took part, including 3M, Boeing, NASA, Saint-Gobain, Hitachi, Rolls-Royce, Kerneos, GE, Morgan Advanced Materials and more!
  • The perfect mix of academia, manufacturing technology and R&D reflected many of the sessions
  • Cutting-edge topics were to the fore, including applications and manufacturing issues regarding nanoceramics, bioceramics, ceramic matrix composites, additive and subtractive technologies, and ultra-high-performance thermal ceramics, among others

“Speaking at the conference was really great. I got to meet several great panelists along with the people that were actually in the audience”

Josh Pelletier, Technical Manager - Refractory, Kerneos




“It was the first day and a good day for us. It is a good opportunity for us to come and contact the whole American market. It is great!” 

Johannes Benedikt, CTO, Lithoz GmbH

“It has been a great first day. The traffic has been good. We have had a lot of nice inquiries.”

Brad Kinard, Sales Manager, CeramTec North America Corp

“The show has been great so far. I was here last year and it has grown in the right direction.”

Hugues Roullier, Business Development Manager, Nanoe

“We have been very impressed by the whole event, from the stand organization, to the meetings and seminars. It is bigger and better than last year and we have already rebooked for next year.”

Rodrigo González, Vice President, Ceramics Business Unit, Nutec Bickley

“It has been great. It has been an easy decision to come back next year. We will be here.”

Paul Newbatt, Commercial Director, Innovnano Advanced Materials SA

“This show has allowed us to network and really find some new opportunities that may be outside our wheelhouse but be potential future business for us.”

Josh Pelletier, Technical Manager - Refractory, Kerneos

“We have had a good experience so far, meeting with our prospective ceramic industry customers.”

Takayuki Ando, Senior Sales Manager, Toto USA Inc

“The experience [of speaking at the conference] was very good. The session was well attended...So I think it went very well.”

Rich Keller, Product Engineering Director – Ignition, Federal-Mogul Powertrain

“We have met a lot of people that we have known throughout the years, and it is good to see them and chat and show them what we have done.”

Charles Landry, Business Development Manager, Advanced Glass and Ceramics

“It has been really good; we have a very good number of leads.”

Neelam Kumar, Product & Market Manager Boron Nitride, Saint Gobain Boron Nitride

“We decided to have a booth based on last year. It is definitely worth the trip and definitely worth having a booth here.”

Michael Kowalski, Business Manager, Ferro Corporation

“It’s been great! This is our second year here. Last year we had a great show; this year the show is even bigger and better and we are glad to be back. Can’t wait to be back next year!”

Mike Stratis, Sales & Service Team Lead, Cleveland Vibrator Company

“It has been a great experience this year. We have made a lot of good contacts, met with some customers that are here exhibiting, and we got some good leads.”

Brian Vernon, Sales Account Manager, Du-Co

“It’s been great. I have met a lot of customers here and seen a lot of our suppliers here as well, and it is well worth my time. Hopefully they will continue this for years to come.”

Wesley King, VP Sales and Marketing, Fusion Ceramics Inc

“So far an excellent exhibition and we have booked again for next year. There was a lot of interest in our products… we have had a lot of inquiries. All in all, a very good exhibition.”

Phil Green, Sales Director, IPS Ceramics

“We’ve enjoyed being front and center of this leading expo. We’re definitely back next year – we’ve rebooked already.”

Craig A Macklin, CEO, Cleveland Vibrator Company

“We are so very pleased and encouraged by our second year exhibiting at Ceramics Expo! Looking forward to expanding our involvement and presence for the third year.”

Melissa Fauth, US Sales Director, Fritsch Milling and Sizing