SOURCE: Canon Communications

Canon Communications

June 17, 2009 11:53 ET

Attendance Grows at New York Trade Event Produced by Canon Communications

Performance Seen as Evidence of Business Vitality Amidst Economic Downturn

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Canon Communications today announced that more than 24,000 buyers attended its B-to-B event for advanced technology manufacturing, June 9-11 in New York's Javits Convention Center -- an increase of almost 3% over 2008. The annual co-location of the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, EastPack, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX (Automation Technology Expo) East, and Green Manufacturing Expo shows, is the largest event of its kind on the East Coast.

"A number of our exhibitors expected that attendance would be down because of the current state of the economy," said Canon Communications CEO Charles G. McCurdy. "Instead, the success of this event has generated considerable optimism among them about the enduring business vitality of key advanced manufacturing segments, most notably medical devices."

This optimism was a major factor in the strong renewal activity for next year, by which almost two-thirds of the event's 1,000 exhibitors have already contracted for space in its next edition, scheduled for June 8-10, 2010.

"The MD&M East Show allowed us to land more than 90 leads, of which 75% or more have immediate needs for our products and services," said Ken Jenkins, President of Ohio-based moldmaker Pleasant Precision, Inc. (Team PPI). "I have displayed at more than 15 trade shows in the past 10 years and the MDM East Show provided more substantial leads than all of the other shows together. The interaction gave me a revitalized outlook on manufacturing within the U.S. economy and I look forward to the results helping our organization with continued growth and success."

About Canon Communications

Canon Communications LLC, a portfolio company of Apprise Media LLC, is the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.

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