ROSEMONT, IL–(Marketwired – Nov 9, 2015) – BNP Media, publishers of Quality Magazine, hosted an extremely successful launch of The Quality Show, last week in Rosemont, Illinois. The exhibit hall floor had 135 exhibiting companies, occupying nearly 30,000 net square feet and 2,500 attendees. The exhibitors responded enthusiastically about their experience at the new trade show with 75% of the 2015 exhibitors already renewed for the 2017 Show which will take place October 24-26, 2017 back at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
“We listened to the industry and worked closely with our exhibitor partners, buyers and related trade associations to create a brand new event exclusively for quality manufacturing professionals. Specifically to gather like-minded professionals to learn about the latest solutions, interact with working machinery and network all related to test-measurement-inspection products, services and software and the results were overwhelmingly positive,” said Darrell Dal Pozzo, Group Publisher of Quality Magazine. “We thank our exhibitors, our sponsors and our attendees for supporting us in this new endeavor and look forward to developing an even more successful event in 2017.”
During the event, two keynote speakers shared their insights on the current and future state of quality within U.S. manufacturing. Bryce Currie, Senior Executive Global Quality, Compliance and Lean Operations, GE Aviation, delivered the opening day keynote address. Currie provided details on what GE Aviation is doing to drive strategy, culture and continuous improvement in over 80 manufacturing sites worldwide. Scott Edward Darpel, Chief Safety Officer, Reliability and Quality Division, NASA GRC, spoke on Wednesday morning. Darpel discussed NASA’s processes and procedures to secure the quality and reliability of high risk research payloads. Both presentations were well attended and well received by the attendees. During the opening day keynote, Quality Magazine presented their Professional of the Year award to T.M. Kubiak, Performance Improvement Solutions and the Plant of the Year Award to Clinkenbeard, an M2M Company.
Attendees had the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts in 18 educational sessions led by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS). Three of the sessions were broadcast live and will be available through the end of January. To register for free and listen to these sessions interested parties can visit www.qualityshow.com/broadcastlive. The education program was presented by CMS, ASQ, Oxford Instruments, InfinityQS, ZEISS, Mitutoyo, Tinius Olsen, Starrett Company, Performance Improvement Solutions and Clinkenbeard.
Throughout the show floor, 135 of the industry’s premier suppliers demonstrated the latest products, services and techniques to improve business. Exhibitors included Gold Sponsor Quality Vision International (QVI), Bronze Sponsor InnovMetric, as well as Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems, Diatest USA, FARO Technologies, Jenoptik, Keyence Corporation of America, Metrologic Group Services, Inc., Quality Calibration Service, Hexagon Metrology, AMETEK Inc, Winslow Engineering, and many more.
The QUALITY Show will be held every other year. The 2017 event will be held Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, October 26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Quality Show is sponsored by QUALITY (www.Qualitymag.com), a monthly trade journal that is read by more than 50,000 quality and manufacturing professionals responsible for the test, measurement and inspection of products, services & software at their company. In addition to the journal, QUALITY publishes in multiple formats including but not limited to their website, enewsletters, social media, webinars and more. The Quality Show event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com) one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 60+ industries. For more information, visit www.Qualityshow.com.