Inventors Council of Central Florida


Trade Shows

 Part of being an expert in your field is knowing what everyone else is doing.  Trade shows are a great way to find out what is going on in your industry.  It is also a good way to find out how to manufacture and market your invention.  We suggest you attend each show as a guest before making the financial commitment to being an exhibitor.  Most times you have more opportunity to learn as a guest anyway.

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Manufacturing 

AmCon Logo AmCon - American Contract Manufacturers - If your idea needs to be manufactured this is the place to find out how much it will cost. AmCon comes to Orlando in the spring (2017 March 1-2, OC Convention Center) and it is FREE (Parking is supposed to be free too.). It has machined parts, injection molding, blow molding, vacuum forming, rapid prototyping, onshore and offshore manufacturing, labels, packaging, etc. It also has free seminars about various manufacturing processes. You cannot afford to miss this.

Design 2 Part Logo Design 2 Part - This manufacturing trade show Often comes to Orlando (In 2017 March 29-30 in Atlanta) is geared more toward machined parts and electronics. Here is where you can find out how much it will cost. It is nearly FREE (There is always parking).


Design & Manufacturing Logo Design and Manufacturing South - This manufacturing trade show Often comes to Orlando(In 2014 April 15-16 in Atlanta). It is geared more toward the manufactures themselves but you can still learn a lot about Manufacturing and make contacts in your field. They have medical manufactures, CAD, Rapid Prototyping, Product Engineering, Electronics, Plastics, and a slew of other stuff. Registration is free online. There will be a charge for parking at the convention center.

ISSF Logo ISSF Inventors' EXPO - This has grown to a good sized annual event. This year it is February 15th 2014 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. It is a free expo where inventors can show their products to the public and potentially, investors. They usually have a raft of speakers to help you understand marketing. Check their website for details. Be sure to sign up early by clicking here.

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Rapid 3D Logo Rapid 3D - May 17-19 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, (not in Orlando in 2017) The RAPID event plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. As the leader and authority figure in 3D technologies, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies to the preeminent event for discovery, innovation, and networking. Consult with industry experts before you make equipment decisions.
Visit hundreds of 3D technology manufacturers in one room.
Network with thousands of attendees and see how they’re addressing challenges.
Learn how to use 3D technologies to revolutionize your product design, reduce time to market, cut costs, eliminate tooling, and much more.
Experience the largest, most respected additive manufacturing conference in North America.
Check their website for details. In 2016 the basic admissiion fee is $75. Be sure to sign up early by clicking here.

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