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‘IM Engineering South’ Launches as the Leading Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Event in the Southeast U.S. Region

  • The biennial event comprises six renowned event brands MD&M, ATX, D&M, Pack, Plastec, and Powder & Bulk Solids.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Informa Markets – Engineering, organizers of Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), Pack, Plastec, and Powder & Bulk Solids, today announced the launch of IM Engineering South to unite engineers, designers, and decision-makers to solve today's challenges and move manufacturing forward. The all-new exhibition and conference is set to take place from June 14 through 16, 2022 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and will alternate with IM Engineering East in New York City, which transitions to a biennial schedule in the new year.

The Southeast region of the U.S. was strategically chosen due to the market's density of manufacturing operations and the localized investment by manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, metal, forest products, logistics, and plastics sectors that are driving economic growth for the entire region. In addition, significant developments in biotechnology and life sciences in the region are driving the medtech industry in new directions.

As one of the nation's burgeoning advanced manufacturing hubs, North Carolina, in particular, is the United States' fifth largest manufacturing economy contributing $107.1 billion to the state's GDP, according to a recent report from Governor Roy Cooper. Continued education and industry connection in this region will further spur growth and contribute to the continued advancements of resources, research, and products that have a tremendous impact on the world.

"We could not be more excited to announce the launch of our six co-located trade shows that will bring the full manufacturing and processing communities together in the Southeast," stated Steve Everly, Group Event Director, IM Engineering South, Informa Markets. "Our exhibitors have been wanting a comprehensive event in this key region to connect and build their customer base, and that need was the catalyst for the launch of IM Engineering South.”

The event will connect more than 4,000 buyers with upward of 350 suppliers to facilitate the exploration of the latest insights and solutions spanning medtech, packaging, automation, plastics, design, and processing. In addition to an expansive expo floor, the conference will feature more than 30 free, expert-led educational sessions bridging hot topics including 3D printing, medtech, packaging, and smart manufacturing.

Notable exhibitors confirmed to date include Air & Water Systems, Arthur G Russell, Beaumont Technologies, BMF, Canon USA, Creaform, Cresent Ind, Japan Steel Work (JSW) America, Kaeser, Compressors, Kahle Automation, LaserLinc, Medical Extrusion Technologies, Medical Murray, NDH Medical, Qosina, Steri-Tek, and THK America.

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About Informa Markets – Engineering:

Informa Markets' Engineering portfolio is the leading B2B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3-trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the engineering market and leverage our proprietary 1.3-million-name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Engineering portfolio is organized by Informa, the world's leading exhibitions organizer that brings a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio comprises more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Engineering, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organizer, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit


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Last Updated: 14-Oct-2021