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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 11 & 12, 2022

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

Market at a Glance:

  • Manufacturing is the 2nd largest industry in Illinois. ~ wikipedia.org/wiki/economy of IL
  • In 2020, the top manufacturing sector for growth was Pharmaceutical/ Medicine Manufacturing. ~ NAM
  • Illinois is currently home to over 15,000 manufacturers. The top 5 manufacturing companies are Ford Motor Co., Medine Industries Inc., FCA US, AbbVie, and Continental Tire The Americas.

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

About the Show

  • Meet the decision makers – over 50% of attendees from our 2021 shows were looking to purchase within 6 months.
  • 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 Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show is the only trade show 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 2021 Schaumburg, IL Show

Attendee Profile
(Engineering, Purchasing, Corporate Management)
Significant Influence32.8%
Final Decision32.4%
Recommend Vendors26.6%
92% Involved in the Decision to Outsource

Regional Attendance
Schaumburg, IL 20211,556
Schaumburg, IL 20192,125
Schaumburg, IL 20182,000
Schaumburg, IL 20172,120
Schaumburg, IL 20162,221

Top Industries Represented
Automotive8.9%
Electronics
Electronics Mfg., Computers/Subsystems Instrumentation & Controls
8.9%
Machinery7.6%
Medical4.9%
Aerospace/Aviation2.8%
Government/Defense2.6%
Hardware 2.6%
Transportation Equipment2.5%
Printing2.4%
Appliance2.2%
Energy/Utilities2.0%