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Face-2-Face is the Most Cost Effective Way
to Develop New Customers

Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show

Schaumburg, IL • May 5 & 6, 2021

Schaumburg Convention Center
Wednesday 9:00 – 4:00 • Thursday 9:00 – 3:30

Market at a Glance:

  • Manufacturing is the 3rd largest industry in Illinois. ~ Illinois Dept. of Commerce
  • Manufacturing makes up 93.6% of all Illinois goods exported. ~ Illinois Dept. of Commerce
  • In 2019 there were three top major manufacturing sectors for job growth: Pharmaceutical/Medicine Manufacturing, Medical Equipment/Supplies Manufacturing, and Aerospace Product/Parts Manufacturing. ~ NAM

Up-swing in Manufacturing post Coronavirus:

  • “As manufacturers emerge from the pandemic, the key once again centers on the spirit of innovation to help them thrive once more and to help the industry rebound. As one manufacturer recently stated in a Forbes article, ‘We’re looking at five years of innovation over the next 18 months.’” ~ Hartford Business
  • The latest Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization report from the Federal Reserve shows manufacturing production and output continued to recover in June. Industrial production rose 5.4% last month, following a slight gain in May of 1.4%. ~ Industry Week
  • “In June 2020, gains were mostly led by transportation equipment industry, followed by miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing; which shot up 25.5%. Plastics and rubber products also posted gains, adding 21,000 jobs, while machinery was closely behind at 17,000 new jobs. Furniture/textiles fared well adding 12,000 positions and fabricated metal products increased by 11,000 jobs.” ~ Industry Select
  • “Nearly 50% of North American tooling shops are quoting on programs historically produced in China and 34% of production shops are increasing North American sourcing.” ~ Mold Making Technology
  • According to the ISM, U.S. manufacturing activity shot up 9.5% in June to an expansionary level of 52.6% — the sharpest increase recorded since 1980. The ISM’s Production Index skyrocketed 24.1% in June – an increase not seen since August 1952. The index now sits in expansion, measuring 57.3%. ~ IndustryNet
  • The Reshoring Initiative lists more than 1,800 companies that have reshored parts of their operations as of Jan. 1, 2019, including 3M, Apple, Dillard’s, GM, KitchenAid, Oracle, Pfizer and Stanley Black & Decker. Going forward in light of COVID-19 risks, 64% of 879 North American manufacturing and industrial professionals said they were “likely to bring manufacturing production and sourcing back to North America,” in a Thomas survey. ~ Supply Chain Dive

What to Expect
Our safety guidelines to ensure the safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing- Frequent disinfecting and surface cleaning in high traffic areas (such as check-in areas, service centers, labor desks and bathrooms). As well as additional sanitizer stations added throughout the show floor.
  • One-way traffic flow will be implemented throughout the floor plan with marked entrances and exits.
  • Paperless communication by utilizing our electronic lead retrieval system will be recommended to reduce sharing of printed materials.

Free parking with easy break down, no union fees or extra drayage costs.

Promotional Radius to Include: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, & Iowa

Exclusive Promotion…
The only tradeshow in the region to exclusively feature exhibitors who specialize in design and contract manufacturing services

Easy Access to the Show…
The Schaumburg Convention Center is within convenient access to I-90 and I-290/53 and is just 12 miles from O’ Hare Airport. Click here to view a map of the area.

Partial List of
Regional Attendees

ABBOTT LABORATORIES
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALFA LAVAL
AMSTED RAIL
AVERY DENNISON
BAXTER HEALTHCARE
BOEING
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PROD
BRIGGS & STRATTON
BUEHLER
CHAMPION LABS
CHICAGO DRYER CO
COMMSCOPE
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYS
CORPAK MEDSYSTEMS
CURTISS-WRIGHT
DAYTON SUPERIOR
DELTA POWER CO
EATON
ECOLAB
ELGIN SWEEPER
ELKAY MFG CO
FETCO
FLEXCO
FORD MOTOR CO
FREEDMAN SEATING CO
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR CO INC
HOLLISTER WHITNEY ELEVATOR
HUBBELL
HYDRO-GEAR
JW SPEAKER CORP
KOHLER CO
LIFE FITNESS
LOVEJOY INC
MASTER LOCK
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS
MTH PUMPS
NAVISTAR
NOKIA
NORLUX CORP
PARKER HANNIFIN
PENTAIR
PHILIPS
PRATER INDUSTRIES
ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORP
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
S&C ELECTRIC CO
SAGE PRODUCTS
SARIS CYCLING GROUP
STRATTEC SECURITY CORP
STRYKER MEDICAL
SUBURBAN SURGICAL CO
SWITCHCRAFT INC
TERADYNE
TERMAX CORP
WAHL CLIPPER CORP
WATLOW
WEBER STEPHEN PRODUCTS

Proven Results...

% Based on 2019 Schaumburg, IL Show

Attendee Profile
(Engineering, Purchasing, Corp. Mgmt.)
Final Decision25.8%
Significant Influence29.8%
Recommend Vendors23.8%
79% Involved in the Decision to Outsource

Regional Attendance
Schaumburg, IL 20192,125
Schaumburg, IL 20182,000
Schaumburg, IL 20172,120
Schaumburg, IL 20162,221

Top Industries Represented
Automotive14.1%
Electronics
Electronics Mfg., Computers/Subsystems Instrumentation & Controls
12.2%
Machinery10.3%
Medical5.4%
Aerospace/Aviation5.3%
Transportation Equipment3.2%
Energy/Utilities3.0%
Appliance2.5%
Hardware 2.4%