IM Engineering East Partners With Leading Industry Partners As The East Coast’s First Advanced Manufacturing Event Approaches

  • In just a few short weeks, the three-day conference and exhibition continues to gain momentum and attract new industry partners and world-class speakers, preparing for a productive in-person experience.

NEW YORK, November 22, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – IM Engineering East, the East Coast’s premier smart design and manufacturing event hosted by Informa Markets – Engineering, today announced a list of new industry partners supporting the highly anticipated return of the event to the east coast. Scheduled December 7-9 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, the event will bring together cutting-edge companies and industry leaders in medical technology, automation, plastics, packaging, design , workmanship, quality and durability.

Six-in-one event features renowned event brands Design and Manufacturing (D&M) East, Automation Technology Exhibition (ATX) East, MD&M East, Plastec East, and Quality Fair, create a one-stop-shop where buyers can sift through and meet with key industry suppliers, build new partnerships and open doors to innovation.

In addition to offering the latest educational sessions, keynote presentations, exhibitor and attendee networking, this event is supported by our industry partners; Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), MedExecWomen, New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

“This year’s partnership plays a fundamental role in continuing our advancements in the manufacturing industry, each representing an essential part of the manufacturing and time-to-market process, from medical technology and quality to packaging and products. plastics, ”said Steve Everly, group events director, IM Engineer East, Informa Markets. “Education and networking are essential to advance this dynamic industry; as such, many of our partners are integrated into the training sessions available at the event, bringing in their vast knowledge and seasoned experts who will highlight the main challenges and opportunities of today. . “

A newly signed partner includes MedTech, the first industry association linking New York’s bio / medical industries. Addressing the partnership, Winthrop (Win) Thurlow, Executive Director of MedTech, said: “We couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming event in December; IM Engineering East is crucial for the advancement of our highly technical and dynamic industry. The event strategically aligns the sweet spot of education and relationship building that helps find vital market solutions. We look forward to engaging with our association members and meeting new visionaries who are laying the groundwork for future innovation. “

An industry little discouraged by the various challenges threatening to hamper growth, manufacturers navigate labor and supply chain instability, introducing new innovative technologies and scaling up instruments. sophisticated and efficiency gains. Thousands of bright minds responsible for this sustained market growth are gearing up for the December event to discuss these topics and more with their peers while discovering new avenues to drive business growth.

Selected trainings with event partners include:

Cannabis Packaging Regulations Overview – Northeastern United States
Moderator: David C. Holland, Esq., President, NYC Cannabis Industry Association
Panelists: Sheri Tarr, JD, Founder and Senior Advisor, ’68 Partners; Michelle Fields, Esq., Strategic Consultant and Global Advisor, The Mary Jane Consulting Group; Andrew Schriever, Cuddy + Feder LLP, Partner and President – Cannabis Litigation and Practices

Of the nine states in the northeastern United States, six are now legal cannabis markets (at different levels of maturity), each with their own young and evolving regulatory systems governing the packaging and branding of cannabis products. cannabis. Cannabis companies of all sizes find it difficult to create and maintain a brand that boosts customer loyalty when the rules of packaging that embody the brand and deliver its product are constantly evolving. In the cannabis market, having a deeper understanding of regulation as it is (and as it could be) is not just the responsible thing to do; it also represents a powerful competitive advantage. With no national standard in place, it is important for industry stakeholders to examine regulatory trends in multiple states and to have meaningful and proactive discussions around this critical topic – for the prosperity of the world. industry but above all for the safety and well-being of people who use cannabis and their communities.

Presented by the conference’s partner organization, the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA)

Keynote: How to be comfortable with ambiguity: plastics in a circular economy
Conor Carlin, Vice President of Sustainable Development at SPE

Join SPE’s VP of Sustainability Conor Carlin as he shares his insights and asks tough questions so we can better tackle the real challenges around plastics and sustainability. You will leave with a new way of thinking about plastics, the environmental impacts of our choices, our ability to recycle and new opportunities for the industry.

Main panel: AI will change the go-to-market strategy – 4 steps to better product adoption
Moderator: Laurie Halloran, President and CEO of Halloran Consulting Group and co-founder of MedExecWomen
Panelist: Robin P. Blackstone, MD, FACS, Global Head of Preclinical, Clinical and Medical Affairs Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Laura Randa, CEO and President of Sepranza Digital Therapeutics; Tracy Robertson, VP Digital Stryker; Stephanie Wimmer, Vice President, Health Economics, Policy and Reimbursement, Medtronic Medico-Surgical Portfolio

AI solutions have started to enter clinical practice, and while software may have shorter development cycles than physical medical devices, the road to adoption can be just as arduous and long. Join the MedexecWomen panel of experts to discuss the keys to SaMD adoption and digital solutions in medical practice.

Panel: What’s next for artificial intelligence, SaMD and medical devices
Moderator: Jeanne Chung, Program Manager DiMe
Panelist: Nayan Gosh, Vice President, Business Strategy Wise Therapeutics, Inc .; Bruce Lichorowic, President and CEO of Galen Robotics; Shrawan Patel, MD, Managing Director Health Strategy

Artificial intelligence promises to improve healthcare and is already at work in many areas of the healthcare system. The future of AI and ML is very bright, but there are challenges. To help medical device companies successfully implement AI, it is important to explore regulatory hurdles, potential business strategies for new products, venture capital funding opportunities, and next-generation applications. in places like SaMD, digital biomarkers and robotic surgery.

The flexible packaging economy
Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association

Flexible packaging offers a win-win value proposition for a wide range of product categories. For consumer products, flexible packaging delivers the sustainable, convenient and ergonomic product experience they demand. Flexible packaging offers a lightweight and agile solution to the increasing complexity of demand. Our expert panel will provide a holistic perspective of the flexible packaging value chain: raw material suppliers, processors and end users will discuss the latest technological innovations and provide you with strategic insight into the economics of implementation. flexible packaging.

For more information on the upcoming event and to see all the educational talks available at the must-see event, visit

IM Engineering East encourages members of the press who cover the advanced manufacturing, medical technology, automation, design engineering, quality, packaging and plastics industries to attend free of charge. the event – the press accreditation request form can be found here.

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About Informa Markets – Engineering:

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