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The Powder & Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition, scheduled to run May 9-11, 2000, at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), Ill., will mark the 25th anniversary of the largest and most comprehensive event in the world for the latest innovations in dry processing and powder technology. (The conference opens May 8.) Strategically located in the heart of the process manufacturing industry, the event attracts an international audience from 42 countries who are engaged in the processing, handling, testing, packaging, transportation and storage of dry particulate matter/ bulk solids.
“Established in the bicentennial year, 1976, the benchmark event is widely regarded as the definitive training ground for dry processing professionals, keeping companies in touch with the latest trends from more than 600 key industry exhibitors,” said Kevin Richards, industry vice president and show manager, Reed Exhibition Companies (REC).
Problem-Solving Educational CoursesBecause of the constant development of new products and materials, processing professionals must actively keep abreast of the latest advances in powder technology in order to remain competitive. With more than 60 solutions-oriented seminars, workshops and tutorials, attendees will discover new, cost-efficient applications. Each conference session is designed to provide practical solutions and applications of developments in powder technology. Attendees will be able to evaluate a variety of processing solutions for their own unique processing challenges, and avoid costly mistakes in the complex process of planning, designing and implementing a dry processing system.
The Powder & Bulk Solids conference program is said to be the largest, most complete dry processing educational forum in the country. It includes many of the acknowledged “industry experts” from around the world. Its applications-based program includes 45-minute seminars, three-hour workshops and six-hour tutorials. Session topics will include acoustic cleaners, blender selection, dust generation and control, explosion protection, online research tools, packaging, weighing systems, powder testing, particle characterization, science of powder flow, hydrostatic weighing, dense phase conveying, bag packaging equipment and materials, and tumble/growth agglomeration.
Anniversary CelebrationPowder & Bulk Solids will be hosting a number of activities and receptions in which exhibitors and attendees can take part. “In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we’ve put together some great giveaways, a special recognition ceremony, and an exciting networking party as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for all of the years of support from our exhibitors and attendees,” said Richards.
“We’re are planning to take a retrospective look at some of the styles, music and people of our inaugural year, an industry glance of the last 25 years of dry processing, and a host of other surprises,” he adds.
Celebrations commemorating 25 years of Powder & Bulk Solids include a ’70s-themed party and drawings for prizes—such as a weekend trip giveaway, sports memorabilia and Walter Payton’s signed football helmet. The festivity, to be held on Wednesday, May 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the show floor, is free to all Powder attendees, exhibitors and speakers.
There will also be a special recognition for those exhibitors who have been with the show for all 25 years. These companies include Bauermeister, Inc., Dynamic Air Inc., Endress & Hauser, Flexicon Corp., Hapman Conveyors, Micromeritics, Monitor Technologies LLC, Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc., Prater Industries, Inc., and Wyssmont Co., Inc.
PavilionsThe Powder & Bulk Solids exhibition will unveil the most innovative solutions, and stimulate the flow of ideas and information. A good starting point for attendees to view the latest developments are the pavilions—shows within a show, which make it easy to locate specific solutions, compare competing products and make informed purchase decisions. These pavilions include: Plant Engineering & Maintenance Pavilion, sponsored by Plant Engineering magazine—products and services designed to keep a facility in compliance with environmental and safety regulations; Process Automation, Controls & Drives Pavilion—solutions to company’s automation decisions; and Packaging Pavilion—filled with innovative packaging solutions.
New On-Line Appointment SettingDesigned to help attendees save time and keep them organized on the busy show floor, Powder’s new on-line appointment setting can be found on the Powder website at http://powdershow.reedexpo.com. The new appointment setting feature allows attendees to arrange dates and times when they would like to meet with exhibitors. Requests are e-mailed to exhibitors who will arrange the appointments, and schedules can be easily printed out for use. As an added benefit, the free service allows exhibitors to check in and see how many meetings they have prior to the show.
Information Resource CenterBack by popular demand, the Information Resource Center is an opportunity to obtain hard-to-find books, publications and database information related to every aspect of dry processing and material handling. The Resource Center is located in the main lobby of the Convention Center.
About the SponsorsPowder & Bulk Solids Conference/ Exhibition is sponsored by Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA). It is endorsed by Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA), The Association of Powder Process Industry & Engineering Japan (APPIE), Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH), Ceramic Manufacturers Association (CerMA), The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Glasgow Caledonian University and Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies (CBSPT).
For more information, call 800-354-4003 or 203-840-5650.