Gardner Publications, Inc. (GPI) today announced a partnership with the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) to co-locate the NTMA Purchasing Fair with amerimold – the event for tool & mold making, molding and additive technologies, scheduled for June 13-14, 2012, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
The co-location connects two exclusive events to create a one-stop shop for tool and mold manufacturing professionals to find business, technology and sourcing solutions.
“Co-locating amerimold and the NTMA Purchasing Fair creates great opportunity for our combined audiences. Both events are dedicated to promoting the growth of North American manufacturing through networking and applied innovation. As a result, both events attract leaders in supplying and applying advanced manufacturing technologies. Bringing these groups together adds more value to two already strong events,” explained amerimold Managing Director, Allison Miller.
The event partnership expands both events to create an environment that delivers knowledge and opportunity on all sides of the manufacturing business.
The two-day amerimold tradeshow and technical conference will offer NTMA Purchasing Fair participants access to an exhibit hall featuring product technology suppliers and process innovation experts. Conversely, the NTMA Purchasing Fair will increase the participation of precision manufacturers and expand the networking component of amerimold.
Commenting on how the co-location expands the traditional Purchasing Fair format, NTMA COO, Rob Akers noted, “The mission of the NTMA and the NTMA Purchasing Fair is to help manufacturers improve their business. A big part of their business is product and process technology. Through this co-location we’re able to offer our members and attendees the opportunity to meet with technology vendors and technical experts to address operational and equipment challenges at a time when they’re already attending an event to meet with current and prospective customers.”
Added Gardner Publications, Inc. President Rick Kline, “The NTMA and its members are leaders in North American manufacturing. We are pleased to work together with them to create an event that benefits all sides of the tool and mold manufacturing business.”
Registration for both events will open in early 2012.
For more information, visit: www.amerimoldexpo.com or www.purchasingfair.com