18/08/2021 – SMI “Metal Engineering eXpo” 2023 in Las Vegas
SMI announces postponement of 2021 “Metal Engineering eXpo”
Due to challenges surrounding the evolving delta variant of the coronavirus, the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) has announced the postponement of its 2021 SMI Metal Engineering eXpo until 2023 in Las Vegas. The 2021 eXpo was originally scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the South Point Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
“This decision was made out of abundance of concern for the health and safety of our members and associate members, and especially to those from our international community who are challenged by travel restrictions and quarantine requirements,” said SMI president Bert Goering, who is the president of Precision Coil Spring in El Monte, California. “We are grateful to our exhibitors for their partnership in making our past shows a great success, and for their input and support as we made this difficult decision to postpone.”
SMI worked hard with its trade show partner, Tradeshow Logic, and the South Point Resort and Casino to reschedule the event at the same location for Sept. 26 – 28, 2023.
Goering added, “While disappointed to postpone the 2021 event, we are excited for the opportunity to have more of the worldwide spring industry join us in 2023 for what we hope will be an even bigger and better event.”
SMI plans to invite the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 227 group to the U.S. in 2023 to host their meeting in conjunction with the eXpo. In the past, attendees from nine producing-member countries (China, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand) have attended the ISO TC 227 meetings.
The SMI Metal Engineering eXpo is a three-day event and features an educational symposium for individuals and companies to share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics surrounding the design, engineering and production of springs, wireforms and stampings. The trade show portion of the event includes vendors displaying a vast array of machinery to produce these items, along with wire suppliers and exhibitors representing all facets of manufacturing.
About Spring Manufacturers Institute
Founded in 1933, the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) is an association of companies that manufacture springs and their associate suppliers. The members of SMI work together to meet the key issues of the industry worldwide: quality, materials, technology, government regulations. SMI provides many services, including a quarterly magazine, Springs, a variety of technical publications, spring design software, industry data, seminars, meetings, safety and regulatory compliance and technical assistance.