SuperCorrExpo Heads to Orlando for In-Person Event
For the first time since 2016, the corrugated industry will have a major trade show at which to safely gather together in Orlando, Fla., at SuperCorrExpo (SCE), one of the most influential packaging shows in the Western Hemisphere featuring working machinery on the exhibit floor. Organized by TAPPI and AICC, SCE is considered one of the best ways to see cutting-edge equipment and technology innovations in action — all under one roof.
“After more than a year of limited to no travel, stay-at-home orders, and other pandemic-related restrictions, the corrugated industry is ready to meet safely and conduct important business. There is pent-up demand for equipment, products and solutions,” said TAPPI President and CEO Larry N. Montague. AICC President Mike D’Angelo added, “With an exhibit floor featuring working machinery, technical innovations, relationship building events and cutting-edge production information, all appropriately socially distanced, this event will be the place where ideas are exchanged and deals are closed.”
SCE is being held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), a leading, international destination for both business and leisure travelers. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge technical sessions on the latest industry developments pre- and post-COVID, as well as several corrugated courses. There are three dynamic keynote presentations scheduled, with another in development.
In addition, the first-ever Box Manufacturing Olympics will feature innovative designs created over the last two years and entries will be available for viewing on the show floor. With 43 categories in the running, winners will be announced each day, and the Best of the Industry winners announced on the last day of the show. Applications are being accepted until June 11, 2021 at supercorrexpo.org/bmo.
Super Safe. Super Clean.
A top priority is keeping attendees safe. Together, the City of Orlando and the OCCC have implemented new cleanliness measures in accordance with policy recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In collaboration with Visit Orlando, OCCC also offers a first-of-its-kind medical concierge program with Orlando Health and, along with Orlando International Airport, OCCC has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council's (GBAC) Star Accreditation for its coronavirus cleaning and prevention efforts. It is one of the largest venues in the nation to receive this status.
Additional measures currently include:
- Masks required for everyone’s safety
- Contactless registration with badge kiosks (for those pre-registered)
- Plexiglass barriers at registration
- Temperature checks conducted
- Social distancing throughout the event with floor sticker guides
- Hand sanitizer stations
- Show floor sanitized daily
Reach. Relate. Resonate.
After the challenges of 2020, SCE 2021 offers attendees and exhibitors three important features they have been missing: Exclusive access to safely reach industry leaders, customers, and innovators; exclusive opportunities to relate with one another through multiple and safe relationship building events; and exclusive show floor exhibits that will resonate with business goals.
Visit supercorrexpo.org for details on the four-day event. Registration opens in May.
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