About us and our core show features

JUNE 24 - 26, 2025

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

JUNE 24 - 26, 2025

ABOUT US

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North America's meeting place for foam professionals

Foam Expo North America is the continent's largest event for manufacturers and buyers of foam products and technologies. At the show, you can expect to see a variety of foam products and raw materials used in the manufacture of foam and related products, such as molded, rigid, and flexible foams as well as manufacturing machinery and foam service providers. What’s special about Foam Expo North America is that we are recognized as a main event in people’s diaries to meet raw material suppliers, chemical producers, manufacturers, converters, machinery suppliers, and end users.

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The community comes first

Trend cycles move so fast that foam innovators must keep up with them and differentiate their offerings simultaneously. Therefore, Foam Expo North America was established in 2017 to provide the foam community with a forum to share ideas and develop solutions and services for the industry face-to-face. The show brings together companies from all stages in the value chain under one roof, from OEMs, to buyers, it is their dedicated meeting place to network and get business done. 

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The community comes first

Trend cycles move so fast that foam innovators must keep up with them and differentiate their offerings simultaneously. Therefore, Foam Expo North America was established in 2017 to provide the foam community with a forum to share ideas and develop solutions and services for the industry face-to-face. The show brings together companies from all stages in the value chain under one roof, from OEMs, to buyers, it is their dedicated meeting place to network and get business done. 

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Behind the scenes

Our bright team of event professionals at Smarter Shows (the organizers) work hard to produce Foam Expo North America year-on-year from our remote HQ in Brighton, UK, a sunny seaside city, commonly referred to as ‘London by the Sea’. We are invested in going above and beyond to ensure that every touch point within our organization is a positive one. We also love to socialize and have fantastic Christmas and Summer parties, team-building activities and as a dog-friendly office, obligatory breaks to entertain our furry friends.

Brighton pier to show our head office location

Behind the scenes

Brighton pier to show our head office location

Our bright team of event professionals at Smarter Shows (the organizers) work hard to produce Foam Expo North America year-on-year from our remote HQ in Brighton, UK, a sunny seaside city, commonly referred to as ‘London by the Sea’. We are invested in going above and beyond to ensure that every touch point within our organization is a positive one. We also love to socialize and have fantastic Christmas and Summer parties, team-building activities and as a dog-friendly office, obligatory breaks to entertain our furry friends.

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A small, personal team, we can move quickly to implement ideas and improve our processes for the benefit of our stakeholders and our community.

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We are friendly people who are focused on delivering exceptional, international events with a solutions-focused approach. 

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We are human too, and put our work-life balance at the forefront which enables teams to focus on delivering exceptional events all over the world. 

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How it started

Foam Expo North America first ran in 2017 and was identified due to a growing group of foam manufacturers at industry sector events, mainly Automotive, Aerospace, and Medical. We soon recognized there was no place that championed the material and its engineering solutions or an event that brought together the and manufacturing foam community and its full supply chain. Therefore, Foam Expo North America was born. In 2021, we launched Adhesives & Bonding Expo North America as a co-located show to attract more of the same highly focused and relevant audience. 

Mayor of Novi cutting the show rope signalling the start of the show

How it started

Mayor of Novi cutting the show rope signalling the start of the show

Foam Expo North America first ran in 2017 and was identified due to a growing group of foam manufacturers at industry sector events, mainly Automotive, Aerospace, and Medical. We soon recognized there was no place that championed the material and its engineering solutions or an event that brought together the and manufacturing foam community and its full supply chain. Therefore, Foam Expo North America was born. In 2021, we launched Adhesives & Bonding Expo North America as a co-located show to attract more of the same highly focused and relevant audience. 

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Our trusted Advisory Board

We attract speakers from leading end-user groups and work with high-level industry voices to develop a conference agenda that runs across two theaters.

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Foam expo North America Advisory Board, which are people selected by our conference team to influence the agenda
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Why visit?

Are you interested in generating years’ worth of business connections in just three days? Then this is the show for you! At Foam Expo North America, you will find hundreds of foam exhibitors from every stage of the supply chain. Plus, you will have access to networking receptions and the ability to watch live product demonstrations, so there will be plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with experts. In addition, you will be able to listen to senior-level professionals in our free conference sessions, where you can access exclusive knowledge face-to-face. 

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Networking reception in full swing

Why visit?

Networking reception in full swing

Are you interested in generating years’ worth of business connections in just three days? Then this is the show for you! At Foam Expo North America, you will find hundreds of foam exhibitors from every stage of the supply chain. Plus, you will have access to networking receptions and the ability to watch live product demonstrations, so there will be plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with experts. In addition, you will be able to listen to senior-level professionals in our free conference sessions, where you can access exclusive knowledge face-to-face. 

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Why exhibit?

Join industry-leading companies that sign up an entire year in advance. Exhibiting companies benefit from mass lead generation as 5,400+ foam specialists will walk the show floor, with the majority of attendees holding C+Suite titles and being budget-holders. Can you name a better show for brand exposure? Secure your spot today at the largest expo for the foam supply chain.

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Why exhibit?

An exhibitor scanning a visitors badge at their booth

Join industry-leading companies that sign up an entire year in advance. Exhibiting companies benefit from mass lead generation as 5,400+ foam specialists will walk the show floor, with the majority of attendees holding C+Suite titles and being budget-holders. Can you name a better show for brand exposure? Secure your spot today at the largest expo for the foam supply chain.

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Why listen?

Core to the Foam Expo North America experience is an opportunity to catch up on emerging industry trends at the conference. Discover the latest foam and adhesive processing and application requirements, as well as approaches for testing and validating foams and adhesives. The expert speaker panel of industry leaders and specialists will discuss the most up-to-date content to prepare your business for the opportunities that lay ahead.

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A speaker on stage giving a presentation at the podium

Why listen?

A speaker on stage giving a presentation at the podium

Core to the Foam Expo North America experience is an opportunity to catch up on emerging industry trends at the conference. Discover the latest foam and adhesive processing and application requirements, as well as approaches for testing and validating foams and adhesives. The expert speaker panel of industry leaders and specialists will discuss the most up-to-date content to prepare your business for the opportunities that lay ahead.

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About the organizer

Smarter  Shows (Tarsus) Ltd. is an international B2B exhibition and conference organizer focusing on technical events for the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and engineering sectors. Smarter Shows (Tarsus) Ltd. deliver live event experiences that inspire and delight, whilst creating exceptional return on investment opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors.

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SmarterShows Logo, the organizing company

About the organizer

Smarter  Shows (Tarsus) Ltd. is an international B2B exhibition and conference organizer focusing on technical events for the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and engineering sectors. Smarter Shows (Tarsus) Ltd. deliver live event experiences that inspire and delight, whilst creating exceptional return on investment opportunities for our exhibitors and sponsors.

SmarterShows Logo, the organizing company

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Our global portfolio

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Our global, co-located portfolio

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Adhesive & Management Expo Logo

Adhesive & Management  Expo Europe Logo

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Our european, co-located portfolio

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Thermal Management Expo Europe Logo

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Other Smarter Shows events

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Space Tech Expo Europe Logo

Thermal Management Expo North America Logo

Ceramics Expo Logo

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