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Why You Should Attend IPC APEX EXPO 2018February 6, 2018 | IPC
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The IPC APEX EXPO 2018 is just weeks away. To be held from February 24 to March 1 at the San Diego Convention Center in California, USA, the event has continuously hosted many visitors from the electronics manufacturing industry all around the world.
Here are the top three reasons attendees have indicated why they attend IPC APEX EXPO, and why you should, too.
1. Education you can only get by attending IPC APEX EXPO.
The world's premier Technical Conference: Education that teaches the practical. Stringently vetted content that's never been presented elsewhere; we deliver the latest research and innovations from subject matter experts in the areas of board fabrication and design, and electronics assembly.
Professional Development Courses to boost your career: Get up to speed on the latest in design, materials, process improvement, solder joint reliability and more with over 30 courses delivered by corporate technologists, consultants, training center staff and university faculty.
Design Forum: Some of the industry's most distinguished experts deliver design-focused education on the hottest topics such as Printed Circuit Board 4.0 and Key Design Considerations that impact cost & affect manufacturability of PCBs.
Buzz Sessions: Get key insights on the hot industry trends such as 3D Printed Electronics, Industry 4.0 and E-Textiles - topics that point the way toward tomorrow.
2. Build a network that takes you in new directions.
Connect with thousands of your electronics industry peers from around the globe in sessions, on the exhibit show floor, at dinner, lunch or breakfast. Find valuable networks that improve your company's performance, further your personal success, make new connections and strengthen existing relationships.
3. Experience the largest collection of industry suppliers all under one roof.
Explore and compare equipment from more than 470 of the industry's top suppliers. Discover new processes to gain greater efficiency. Find new suppliers to save you both time and money and uncover new solutions that will help you deliver at the velocity of technology.
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