Recitel logo

“Last year we walked the show and saw there was good attendance, and we had a lot of positive feedback from our customers at the show. The quality of the people that have come through has been very good”

Chip Morrow, V.P. of Sales & Marketing, Recticel

LG logo

“What a great collaboration of how to get all of one industry that fuels the automotive industry and others with foam and secondary suppliers and machinery under one roof.” 

Toby Spanos, OEM Sales Manager, LG Hausys America, Inc

Foam Industries Inc

“Foam Expo is the perfect show for Foam Supplies because it offers a platform for us to showcase our innovative technologies directly to industries focused on improving their manufacturing process and taking an environmentally friendly approach to source responsible materials.''

Todd Keske, COO, Foam Supplies, Inc. 

Sunstar logo

“It’s been a great day, we’ve had good steady traffic all day and we’ve identified a couple of potential new customers which we’re pretty excited about”

Mike Martoia, New Business Account Manager, Sunstar Engineering

Foam molders and specialties logo

“It’s been incredibly busy, we haven’t had a chance to stop yet!” 

Keenan Buys, Product Development, Foam Molders & Specialties

midway logo

“Today has been a very busy day with heavy crowds and we’re looking forward to tomorrow!”

Mike Fitchett, Sales Manager, Midway Rotary Die Solutions

Signet Mills

“It’s been a really positive day. Lots of good quality leads"

Rich Proctor, Senior Client Manager, Signet Mills


Netzch logo

“We’ve had a lot of good conversations about our technology and we’re planning on coming back next year”

Alexander Frenzl, Business Field Manager - Glass, Ceramics and Building Materials, Netzsch Instruments North America LLC

precision blades

“Day one has been a tremendous success. With the amount of customers we were able to meet today, we have generated enough business to cover our investment in the show – everything else is icing on the cake. We are already signed up for next year’s show and Foam Expo Europe”

Jon Brandon Williams, Sales Manager, Precision Blades Inc.


“It’s my first time at Foam Expo and it’s been a good experience. There’s a great range of exhibitors and tracks from academia through to industrial experts. The quality of conversation has been excellent. It’s a growing field and one that’s highly relevant to the automotive building huge number of industrial applications and seeing everyone from the supply chain”

Richard Collins, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx


“Foam Expo is an excellent platform to showcase our company’s products and abilities to our customers, in a single event in our home state.”

Rick Hungerford JR, President and CEO, Edge-Sweets

elasto proxy

"I'm glad to see so many big names in one single place which is very useful to us"

Paulo Arruda, Operations Manager, Elasto Proxy Inc


“We have  met with a lot of our key customers and found some pretty decent leads so far”

Ana Wagner, Marketing Director, Dow Chemical


manufacturers supplies

"This is the second year in a row we have attended Foam Expo and so far we've been totally book solid with customers".

Daniel Goellner, President, Manufacturers Supplies Co

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“Speaking at the Conference was a good experience and is very worthwhile. The audience was very receptive and having the opportunity to speak about topics and markets that we are engaged in is very beneficial for Foam Expo”

Ewald HeersemaTechnical Business and OEM Manager, Zotefoams North America 


From planning to show dates, the Smarter Shows team executes a class act trade show!  The Foam Expo has become the “must-attend” event for foam fabricators, converters, and distributors across North America.  It’s been a pleasure partnering with Jamie, Emily, and team…we can’t wait to attend this year’s event.

Lisa Bonner, Marketing & Strategic Accounts Manager, REX Performance Products 

Ford logo

“From a foam perspective, there were the right people in the audience and there was a lot of interest in the number of questions after. The panellists too made the conference worthwhile”

Mark Polster, Technical Expert - Emissions Test Technology, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company 

Encapsys, LLC

“It’s been fabulous. We’ve got some great contacts as we’ve been hoping to. We believe we will have some potential partnerships as we move forward”

Wanda Nytes, Project Manager, Encapsys 


“It’s been fantastic. A great collection of polyurethane foam technology; most I’ve seen in one place in 30 years. It’s a great show.”

Brent Hodge, Director of Engineering, Adient 

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“Speaking at the Foam Expo Conference was great, it is well attended by a diverse group of people – from automotive to adhesives and rubber industries – and is exciting to connect with these people by listening to presentations”

Hamdy Khalil PhD – Senior Global Director for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Woodbridge Corporation 

Chemours logo

"The Foam Expo Conference was an excellent experience, I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak in front of such a diverse audience. There were people that we do not normally communicate with, that we could show our message about our transition. Overall, it exceeded my expectations”

Ernest B Wysong PhD, Global Technology Leader, Opteon™ Spray Foam & Panel Applications, Chemours Fluoroproducts 

C3 logo

“Today’s been great, a lot of people have come by from a variety of industries, a lot of new industries for us, can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s like.”

Brady Van De Hey, Manufacturing Engineer, C3 Corporation 

"I was very happy to be one of the presenters here at the first Foam Expo, I was surprised at the number of people that showed up and had a real interest in the different foam properties, processes, and products that were available.”

Michael Krupa, Technical Manager, Consumer Products, Performance Materials, BASF Corporation 

Marian logo

“We’re meeting a lot of the key influential buyers, decision makers, engineers, so it’s been a super show.”

Phil Weaver, Sales Manager, Marian Inc. 

Manfacturers Supplies Co Logo

“We’re very thrilled with the turnout of the show. It’s a good show because it’s specific to converting, which is what we like. We have already reserved the exact same booth for next year.”

Dan Goellner, Vice President, Manufacturers Supplies Company 

Lear Corporation

“Speaking at the conference was very good, it was a big venue, very well attended and with lots of questions asked, so I made a lot of good contacts”

C Bruce Spivey, Prinicple Engineer, Lear Corporation 

Fostek Corporation

“Great first Foam Expo! It by far exceeded our expectation. We are signed up for next year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018!”

Stephanie Smith, Executive Assistant of Administration and Marketing,  Fostek 

Foamcraft logo

“The expo’s been phenomenal. I’ve seen competitors, suppliers, old relationships. Thirty years I’ve been in the industry and never seen anything like it.”

Randy Knox, Manufacturing Representative, Technical Products, Foamcraft 

CFS Custom Foam Systems

“We’ve been in the foam business for 43 years and we’re thrilled with the traffic, with the connections, and everything that’s gone on here. We’ve signed up for next year already.”

Bob Germann, President, Custom Foam Systems 

Rubberlite Incorporated Logo

“It’s been fantastic, having multiple foam technologies under one roof, it’s been very effective for us.”

Jeff Goad, VP Technology, Rubberlite Incorporated 

Coating and Converting Technologies Logo

“For CCT it has been great, having not only customers but suppliers here to be able to interact, plan, and strategize. Having everyone in one place has been a great tool.”

Chris Razler, Sales Manager, CCT Tapes 

Technical Foam Services Ltd Logo

“Many thanks again for your fantastic hosting of the Foam Expo show. Looking at the feedback you’ve been getting, clearly the show was a big success. Your hospitality was excellent as well!”

Duncan Geddes, Managing Director, Technical Foam Services 

Ottobock logo

“It’s been an excellent experience, we have met great people, had a lot of good feedback from a lot of different companies and we’re looking forward to next year’s show.”

Rob Thomas, Account Manager, Otto Bock Polyurethane Technologies Inc 

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“This show is amazing.”

Victor Nava González, Business Development Manager, Woodbridge Foam Corporation 

Patcham Logo

“Very serious visitors for our kind of business, definitely one of our best investments.”

Nishith Patel, CEO, Patcham USA 

KristoFoam Logo

“It’s been fantastic.”

Mike Dalakis, VP Operations, kristoFOAM Industries Inc 

Foam Supplies Inc

“Foam Expo is the perfect show for Foam Supplies because it offers a platform for us to showcase our innovative technologies directly to industries focused on improving their manufacturing process and taking an environmentally friendly approach to source responsible materials.''

Todd Keske, COO, Foam Supplies, Inc. 

FMX logo

"I had attended the USA Foam Expo and was pleased that I attended the show.  Walking around allowed me to visit pertinent booths as well as to see a few of my industry people.  The show was well attended and very helpful to represent the specialized foam I was looking for.  These specific products (EPP) are not previously attended to by any NA conferences.  I am looking forward to attending the show in 2019 in Novi, MI.  I also heard from a few of my colleagues attending that the German show this year was a positive show."

Mark Clark, MCWORKS, LLC