INDA has announced plans for its expanded Filtration International Conference & Exposition on 25-27 February in Chicago.
“We are expanding our vision for the future of our important Filtration Expo by providing industry participants from around the world with great new potential to exhibit, learn and meet with others in the industry at a global event in North America,” says INDA President Dave Rousse.
The Filtration International Conference & Exposition will be held every 18 months, instead of once a year, for greater appeal to the global market and to complement the timing of the major European filtration event. This means that after Filtration 2018 in Philadelphia this October, there will be no Filtration Expo in the fall of 2019.
The event will be held exclusively at the Navy Pier in Chicago rather than rotating locations.
Filtration Expo will also expand its focus beyond nonwovens and embrace the broad cross section of engineered media, filtration and separation technologies, filter making equipment, and other equipment related to the manufacture, testing and monitoring of filters and their environment.
“We believe these changes will position this event as a 'must attend' for global filtration industry companies needing a focal point in North America,” Rousse says. “While filtration is a part of many industry shows, there is no other show in the US dedicated exclusively to filtration. Filtration Expo will appeal across a broader spectrum of the filtration market, going beyond nonwoven media.”
More than 1,400 attendees and 140-plus exhibitors attended Filtration 2017 and INDA is expecting another strong turnout across all industry segments for Filtration 2018, 2-4 October in Philadelphia.
“This change in cycle timing and event scope will support the establishment of a more practical rhythm for the two major events supporting this important industry on each continent,” concludes Rousse. “We will now be in sync with the European event, not overlapping, with plenty of time between for exhibitors to display at both and for attendees to revisit meeting needs.”