asb show logoEvent Focused Solely on Assembly Products Deemed a Huge Success by Exhibitors and Attendees

ROSEMONT, IL, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 - BNP Media, publishers of ASSEMBLY Magazine, hosted an extremely successful launch of THE ASSEMBLY SHOW, last week in Rosemont, Illinois. The exhibit hall floor had 150 exhibiting companies, occupying nearly 38,000 net square feet with close to 3,000 on-site participants. The exhibitors responded enthusiastically about this new trade show with over 75% of the 2013 show exhibitors already renewed for the 2014 Show which will take place October 27-29 back at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

"We listened to the industry and worked closely with our charter exhibitors to run an event exclusively focused on assembly technology and equipment and the results were overwhelmingly positive," said Tom Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine. "In recent years there have been many assembly trade shows that have been a small segment of larger events, it is obvious that our industry can and will continue to sustain a standalone event. We thank our exhibitors, our sponsors and our attendees for supporting us in this new endeavor."

Many exhibitors deemed the show a huge success. "The quality and quantity of leads generated from this show has been the best for us. We were speaking to assembly people - our target audience - no other show does this for us. Overall a great show for Tutelar and we look forward to an ongoing relationship," said Floyd Dickson, vice president of Tutelar Technologies.

"The ASSEMBLY Show has been fantastic. We knew this was a first-year event, and have been very surprised by the results, they have far exceeded our expectations," added Dan McKeirnan, president of eFlex Systems. "The quality of the people that came to our booth, the questions we are being asked, the leads that were being generated have been second to none. We've never had this much positive experience at a trade show environment."

In addition to the show floor, there were two keynote speakers and a dozen educational sessions that were held in educational theaters set up on the exhibit hall floor. Many of the presentations were broadcast live, and all of the recordings are available on Presentations were given by Panasonic Assembly Tools, Nordson EFD, Dymax Corp., Desoutter Industrial Tools, Henkel Corp., eFlex Systems, Czuba Enterprises, as well as industry associations including the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing, The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.

Two keynote speakers shared their insights on the current and future state of U.S. manufacturing. Daniel Meckstroth, Ph.D., vice president and chief economist of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation, delivered the opening day keynote address at The ASSEMBLY Show to a packed audience. Dr. Meckstroth provided detailed analysis on the prospects for manufacturing growth in the U.S. and global economies. Michael F. Molnar,chief manufacturing officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, spoke on Wednesday morning. Molnar discussed the newly created National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Both presentations were well attended and well received by the attendees.

The ASSEMBLY Show 2014 will be held Monday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 29 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media (, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries. For more information, visit

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