Happy’s Play-by-Play of IPC APEX EXPOMarch 29, 2021 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007
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This was the first time IPC had a virtual APEX EXPO. It went well, but I missed seeing everyone. On the other hand, all this material being available for 90 days certainly allows it to fit anyone’s schedule. I spent all week intently listening to the presentations.
Unfortunately, a virtual conference does not allow you to chat in the aisles, visit old friends during breaks, or have a Starbucks together. So, a successful virtual conference is difficult to compare to a live in-person conference.
To help you take full advantage of the 90-day on-demand availability, I’ve included summary information for a portion of the program. This is not an exhaustive list, as I had not yet been able to watch them all by the time this went to press.
Managers Forum: Managing Challenges in Periods of Transition
The show kicked off with a greeting from IPC President and CEO John Mitchell, followed by Gene Weiner, Hall of Fame council program chair. Gene was his usual “cheery” self as he introduced IPC VP of Global Government Relations Chris Mitchell, who spoke on “Seizing the Moment.”
To read this entire article, which appeared in the 2021 edition of Show & Tell Magazine, click here.
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This week’s news items taught me a few things I didn’t know. For instance, there’s news about the new equipment for THT work, governmental support for advanced packaging technologies, an upcoming webinar from iNEMI on counterfeits, an interview with U.S. Rep. Blake Moore, one of the sponsors of the bipartisan Protecting Circuit Boards and Substrates Act, and columnist Tim Haag, using Star Trek to illustrate why simplicity is, ahem, paramount.
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