It’s All About Converting in Louisville

ICE USA – the leading exhibition dedicated to the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials in the Americas — will be April 9-11, 2019 at the newly-renovated Kentucky International Convention Center.


Moving ICE USA to Louisville brings the leading converting show closer to the heart of the industry. “We had received feedback from both attendees and exhibitors that Orlando was cost-prohibitive for many. Floor and shop managers did not have the budget to allow them to attend. By the same token, exhibitors who wanted to ship machinery or large exhibits, simply could not incur those costs,” said Julie Ford, Exhibition Manager for ICE USA. “By moving the show to a more central location, we are looking to put more customers in front of our exhibitors, and a larger variety of exhibitors in front of our visitors.”

Benefits of Louisville include:

  • Easy Access: Less than a five-hour drive from most major Midwest cities and over 100 flights daily.
  • New & Exclusive: The new Kentucky International Convention Center will open late 2018. ICE and InPrint will be the only shows in the Convention Center April 9 through 11.
  • Entertaining & Networking: Numerous restaurants, cafés and bars are just a few blocks away providing convenient options for entertaining your customers and prospects.
  • Convenience: All hotels are within walking distance, eliminating the need for shuttle buses.

Attendees of ICE USA have three days to navigate 250+ booths featuring advanced new products and technologies, getting face time with top names in the industry, and seeing the machines in action.

ICE USA’s extensive educational program provides the latest information taught by experts in the converting industry. Visitors will learn how to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness on the job, with information that can be implemented in the workplace immediately. Conference sessions offer content for every level of experience, whether you are just starting out and need the basics or you are looking for in-depth industry research.

ICE USA will again offer the Technical Conference, organized by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) featuring presentations on web coating, printing, and drying; web handling, converting and finishing; and adhesives, coatings and substrates.

The “Ask the Experts” program also returns as one of the most popular and valuable sessions, offering attendees one-on-one complimentary appointments with some of the industry’s leading consultants. A wide range of converting industry experts will be available to help you solve your strategic, technical, and operational challenges.

ICE USA 2019 registration will grant FREE admission to InPrint USA: The Exhibition of Print Technology for Industrial Manufacturing. InPrint connects and educates manufacturers who use print as a key component of the manufacturing process with leading brands in the fields of industrial specialty, screen, digital, and inkjet technology print solutions.

Registration is opening soon. If you’re not on our list, fill out the form to be notified and receive updates on ICE USA 2019.

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