Ceramics Expo returns for 2021, readies for Cleveland


Ceramics Expo will return as planned on August 30-September 1, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio, changing venues for the first time since its inception in 2014.

The event will be held at The Huntington Convention Center — in downtown Cleveland. This location allows delegates to combine their Expo trip with a visit to some of the leading restaurants, entertainment centers, hotels, and cultural attractions nearby.

The large venue will enable safety measures for Ceramics Expo visitors, including floor-plan changes to accommodate social distancing between its more than 250 exhibitors. The exhibition will take place with leaders in the ceramics and advanced materials space such as NASA, McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies, Fiven, Kyocera, and Ferro signed on to attend.

The 2021 conference program theme ‘Enabling a Clean, Efficient And Electrified Future’ will present more than 30 speakers tackling the most pressing industry and supply chain challenges, with experts discussing sustainability, diversity and inclusion, industrial applications, and resilience post-COVID-19.

The conference stage will host panel discussions on areas such as additive manufacturing, the role of ceramics in 5G, and energy storage. Speakers include eminent voices from global companies and academia, including Northrop Grumman, Skyworks, GE Aviation, and Coorstek.

Raymond Pietersen, Ceramics Expo event director, said, “This is the largest in-person event for the global ceramics industry in 2021. We’re very proud to have retained over 80 percent of our exhibitors — which is not only a testament to the resilience of the industry, but a hopeful sign that we’re going to continue to grow post-COVID. We’re really looking forward to reuniting with our peers, colleagues, friends, and customers face-to-face in August.”

Mark Mecklenborg, executive director at The American Ceramics Society, said, “With exceptional opportunities for collaboration, Ceramics Expo plays a pivotal role in gathering all the leading stakeholders in our industry. I’m thoroughly looking forward to meeting everyone in the new venue, with renewed energy and focus following the challenges of 2020.”

The three-day event includes networking, lead generation, and knowledge-sharing.

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