Did you know you can attend many parts of IPC APEX EXPO for free?


Registration for the Event Essentials pass is free, and March 8-12 offers opportunities to login and participate in IPC APEX EXPO. There are multiple keynote presentations, networking events, sessions addressing the industry, and awards presentations that you can attend.




John Mitchell

IPC President and CEO

Monday, March 8, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm CST

“Industry 2030: The Big Ideas Reshaping Electronics Manufacturing.” Driven by geopolitical shifts and technological progress, the industry is on the cusp of dramatic change. In his keynote, John highlights the trends that will transform the industry, and the steps that companies need to take to succeed amidst this change. Interwoven with his remarks will be the perspectives of industry experts who will further illuminate the applicability of the big ideas reshaping electronics manufacturing.


Travis Hessman
IndustryWeek Editor-in-Chief
Premier Keynote | Wednesday, March 10, 8:00 am–8:45 am CST

Live Q & A | Wednesday, March 10, 12:30 pm–1:30 pm CST

“The Great Digital Transformation.” Hessman will discuss the process undertaken by some of today’s most successful companies to transform a dizzying array of technologies such as connected machine-to-machine systems, machine learning and artificial intelligence into actionable, effective digital strategies. Guided by Hessman, participants will navigate a roadmap to digital transformation that can help move their companies from the sidelines to the heart of the Factory of the Future — The Industry 4.0 revolution. Hessman will conduct a live, one-hour Q+A session in the afternoon following his keynote. Bring your questions!


Shawn DuBravac
IPC Chief Economist
Thursday, March 11, 8:15 am–9:00 am CST
“The Tech Industry in a Post-pandemic World.” DuBravac, an internationally recognized thought leader, global futurist and trendcaster, will provide insights on the biggest issues facing the $2 trillion global electronics industry, including supply chain resiliency/uncertainty, trade wars, skilled workforce shortage, and the expanding role of electronics in the global economy.