Converting Industry Celebrates Inaugural ICE USA Show
BURLINGTON, Mass.—Thousands of converting professionals from 37 countries came together to see a comprehensive range of new products and technologies from more than 250 exhibiting companies at the inaugural ICE USA show, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
According to a range of exhibitors, the show was a great success. “A lot of quality people have come to the show and spent time in our booth,” said Bob Pasquale, President of New Era Converting.
Kim West, Marketing Manager at SIMCO added, “We have been pleasantly surprised with the number and the quality of leads that we’ve received, and we expect to generate significant revenue from them.”
John Godbold, CEO of Ashe Converting, summarized: “This has been a solid show. We have some very serious and interesting sales leads from new potential customers, so it was certainly worthwhile for us to display and run machinery.”
Many attendees came to see the abundance of operating machinery and ongoing demonstrations from exhibitors including Atlas Converting, Manufacturers Supplies, Deacro, Kongskilde, Jennerjahn and CMC Cevenini. John Ferreira, Executive VP of Comexi North America, commented, “We used ICE USA as a platform to present our Nexus Evo Laminator and are delighted with the number and quality of sales leads generated.”
Hundreds of attendees also came to attend the technical sessions sponsored by AIMCAL and/or get expert advice on solving their specific challenges at the popular ‘Ask The Experts’ booth on the show floor.
“Our goal was to make this a complete converting show experience and fill a void that has long existed in the U.S. converting industry,” said Michael Boyle, ICE USA Event Director. “And based on the feedback from exhibitors, visitors, and conference delegates, we have accomplished our goal.”
Sales Director Bob Chiricosta added: “Our exhibitors have done a great job. The show looks great and many attendees are pleasantly surprised by the amount of running machinery and technology on display. It is encouraging to see so many converting buyers and technical experts make the most of the opportunities available to them here in Orlando at this first-class facility.”