Later this month, the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. From April 25th through 27th, over 350 exhibitors, nearly 50 speakers, and more than 60 learning sessions will be available to attendees from around the world. It is, as stated on the conference website, the number one processing event in North America, and everyone who’s anyone in the manufacturing processes industry is expected to be there.

The Various Industries Served

To keep your manufacturing business at the cutting edge of technology, attendance at the International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference is pretty much mandatory. The insight and innovation available can be applied to a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, building and construction materials, pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages, pet and livestock foods, energy, aerospace, plastics, chemicals, and consumer packaged goods such as cleaning supplies.

Who Will Be There

Within the various industries in attendance, various job roles will be represented. While anyone within the manufacturing world will gain value from the conference and exhibition, some may benefit more than others due to networking opportunities and early access to potentially disruptive technology.

Expect to meet plant owners, executive directors and managers, senior manufacturers and production managers, facilities managers, process improvement professionals, and engineers from various departments, including plant operations, maintenance, safety, production, and process.

What to Expect

While the speaking sessions will certainly offer plenty of information and education on the latest technology and potentially disruptive innovations coming our way, it’s not the only chance you’ll get to really learn from industry leaders from several various fields in manufacturing. Plenty of networking opportunities will also be made available so that you can connect in person with executives and engineers from around the world to discuss new ideas, products, and ways to change the manufacturing world. 

The exhibit hall also offers the opportunity to not only discover new and forthcoming products, but also the chance to talk with the product experts and learn first-hand so that you can improve upon your own experience and knowledge. There is no better way to connect with new suppliers and thousands of other engineers and executives with like minds.

How to Go to the Powder Show

If you’re still not sure if this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for, consider that the people you’ll meet are responsible for 70% of the manufacturing lifecycle of every product on the planet. That’s a lot of manufacturing power, and you deserve to be in the room with it.

You can buy one-day or two-day passes that come with or without a tour of Revolution Brewery, plus access to the exhibit hall and showcase tours. Lunch and refreshment breaks are also included. Believe it or not, if you reserve early, you can get a pass to the expo hall for free. If nothing else, that’s a great way to test the waters a bit before deciding to go all in next year.