‘Set Your Course’ for BCMC 2019 in Columbus

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineJanuary 28, 2019
by TJ Jerke

   

Preparations for BCMC 2019 are underway, with the show set for October 22-25 in Columbus, Ohio.

BCMC Committee members met in Columbus before the New Year to walk through the Greater Columbus Convention Center, thoroughly discuss new and different opportunities for CMs, check out what the city has to offer, and establish the theme, ‘Set Your Course.’

Committee members and SBCA staff are excited for BCMC 2019, as the show continues to grow. In 2018, BCMC brought in 829 attendees (up from 717 in 2017) and offered over 57,100 sq. ft of exhibitor space for suppliers to showcase their new products and technology. Only two weeks into the new year, and the show has already sold over 40,000 sq. ft. of space 10 months before the event, and is anticipated to be larger than 2018.

 “BCMC is a great convention that offers an outstanding lineup of events, education, and opportunities for component manufacturers and suppliers,” said Scott McDonald of S-L Laser Systems and Co-Chair of the BCMC Committee. “Attendees can expect to see a lot of new equipment that suppliers can’t bring to their plant. They have to come see it and what the latest and greatest is so they can plan for the future.”

BCMC will once again be full of new opportunities, including an unprecedented number of educational opportunities designed and lead by CMs that dive into industry best practices and help attendees solve issues at their manufacturing plant.

“There is always a need to learn, if you are in the industry and you want to get better, maybe  get a promotion and learn new stuff, this is the place to come,” said Mike Kozlowski, President of Apex and Co-Chair of the BCMC Programs Committee. “We have sales, management, IT technician, Safety, and much more. Basically anything with our industry you are able to come here and learn about in a great environment, you don’t really get that opportunity anywhere else.”

Exhibitors are encouraged to register for BCMC by May 1.

Attendees will be able to register beginning in July.

Check out www.bcmcshow.com to register, for regular updates and lodging information.

A big thank you to the members of the BCMC Committee, who devote countless hours to making the event successful.