Injection Molding and Design Expo moves to May 2022

The Injection Molding and Design Expo has been rescheduled to May 25-26, 2022. Organized by AMI and Crain, the free-to-attend expo and conference is being held at Huntington Place (formerly the TCF and Cobo Center) in Detroit, MI, USA.

“Since launching the event, we have received widespread industry support for the format and location of the focused injection molding expo with its high-level conference content,” said Andy Beevers, events director at AMI. “However, a number of companies have asked us to consider moving it from March to later in the year, when the plastics industry events calendar is less crowded”.

Brennan Lafferty, VP and group publisher for the Crain Global Polymer Group, added: “We listened closely to our customers and checked availability of later dates with both the venue and our suppliers. Having secured an alternative option, we held discussions with as many companies as possible and received unanimous support for the date change”.

The exhibition is making strong progress with close to 50% of booths already booked by a broad cross-section of leading suppliers of injection molding machinery, molds, auxiliary equipment, materials and industry services. They include Absolute Haitian, Accede, Ampacet, Cavalier, Chroma Color, Conair, DME, EAS, iMFLUX, Incoe, KraussMaffei, M Holland, Mastip, Milacron, PCS, Progressive Components, StackTeck, Star Plastics, Wittmann-Battenfeld and many more.

“The new May dates will allow us to build on these early successes and create a larger expo that delivers great results and an enjoyable experience for exhibitors and visitors alike,” said John Hickey, sales director at Crain’s Plastics News. “Since announcing the dates to a selection of prospective exhibitors, we have seen a big jump in interest in booking booths; prime positions are filling up fast”.

A key attraction of the Injection Molding and Design Expo will be its three free-to-attend conference and training theaters. Influential speakers that have already been confirmed include: Mark Gomulka, CEO of Westfall Technik; Troy Nix, executive director at MAPP; Alper Kiziltas, technical expert for sustainability and emerging materials at Ford; Jeff Stout, executive director at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors; David Clark, VP for sustainability at Amcor; and Jeff Totten, chief engineer at Cascade Engineering.