"We have lots of leads scanned, and we had a lot of good opportunities come from that last year too. It is good to see existing customers, and we just met two new customers we didn’t know about today, it’s been great."
Bryan Huston, Vice President at Acme-Hardesty
"I’ve always enjoyed Foam Expo because I can learn about new technology and products. When I visit this event, I can learn how we can use a new foam material in our new automotive part."
Omar Faruk, Vice President at Ford Motor Company
"Foam Expo 2023 is a great show. So far, we have had a lot of good traffic to the booth on the opening day. We're doing Axe throwing on our stand to show how our adhesives will bond."
Jay Kallenberger, Business Development Manager at Mactac
"We're here at the show again in 2023 and there is a lot much more traffic, more of our target customers are here giving us the opportunity to collaborate and to share our sustainable products and future ideas."
Greg Sanders, Account Manager at BASF Corporation
"We have really enjoyed this year's show, the traffic to our stand is even better than last year and we have met a lot of our customers and prospects, so we're really excited about the rest of the show."
Leon Huang, Marketing Manager at Worldwide Foam
"The show's been excellent, straight off the bat it's been very busy. We've seen most of our customers on the first day alone and we're excited for the rest of the show."
Bob Beatty, Commercial Manager, Mobility Interiors at Carpenter
"We are thoroughly enjoying Foam Expo (as we do every year). We find the quality of visitors to be excellent as they are decision-makers and people who are looking for new technologies and they know they're going to find something new here. Plus, our competitors are here as well which is important for us. Foam Expo is always on our calendar as a 'for sure' thing that we're going to be doing."
Rick Seely, Executive Vice President Sale' and Customer Relations at Edge-Sweets Company
"The Foam Expo experience has been great so far. I recommend this show to everybody as it's a great opportunity to get together and talk and learn more about the industry. Whether they're wanting to share information about what they do or just meet some great people within the industry. Foam Expo allows a lot of people to come and mingle and learn about new opportunities."
Peter Santiago, Vice President at SmartFoam Machinery
"My experience has been fantastic, we've had great traffic and met people from several different countries, so the networking has been great. It's important to get together so we can showcase our products, our innovation, our know-how, and of course networking. I would definitely recommend exhibiting at Foam Expo. It's our third time at the show and it's been a great success for us."
Gino Ciroi, Vice President of Sales at Domfoam Inc
"We’ve had a wonderful experience this year, the best experience we have had in the 6 years we have been doing the show and it’s been busy at our booth. It’s like a family reunion. We have met a lot of new customers and potential customers which have opened up new opportunities in each one of our divisions. We will be back next year."
Joe Mihelich, Sales Manager at JSP
"I've always been a strong believer in trade shows, it's always great to get the product in front of someone, it makes a lot more sense if they can see it in person as ultimately it gives the customer a better experience."
Jacob Underwood, Head of Machine Sales & Marketing at Newtown
"Foam Expo has been fantastic. We started years ago with a tabletop stand and now we have a far larger stand showcasing our machinery. Events like Foam Expo are important to the industry because it brings people together, you get bang for your buck, and network all in one location. Foam Expo has been great for us over the years, I would definitely recommend exhibiting."
Dane Van Hulzen, Business Development at Delta ModTech
"Events like Foam Expo are important because it gives people an opportunity to see a lot of people they haven't seen in a long time, an opportunity for people out in the industry to come to us and get new ideas, new contacts, and lots of networking opportunities.I would recommend exhibiting at Foam Expo. There are a lot of good opportunities to network with others and get new ideas."
Allan Raimer, Director of Engineering Polyurethane Division at Edge-Sweets Company
"It’s been a great experience a lot of people are here. We have come to meet our existing customers but also get to know new customers, find out their needs, and see how we can help them grow their businesses. I would recommend exhibiting, we have been here since the first show, and we have signed up for next year so I can highly recommend it."
Uwe Scharfy, CEO at Baumer
"The thing I've loved the most about this Expo is just how massive it is. When you walk in, you feel the presence of what the industry is all about. There are so many industry experts and professionals that are here under one roof. It's a very enjoyable experience and it’s very cool to be a part of it."
Joshua Sabrowsky, Material Development Engineer at Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
"My experience at the show is amazing so far, we have met loads of people from all around the world. We have come here to meet potential customers in a focused market. This is an important Expo because in the USA there is no exhibition quite like the Foam Expo that represents all the companies in the foam industry. I would recommend exhibiting because it is an amazing place for business."
Pietro Marchetti, Marketing & Sales Manager at Fema Industry (Atlanta Attachment Company)
"Our experience here at Foam Expo has been great. We've used this opportunity to meet customers face-to-face and it's been great to put a name to the face. Foam Expo is important because it provides a central location where you can explore and learn about new trends and innovations in the industry. I would recommend exhibiting at Foam Expo."
Carol Ann Haizlip, Technical Team Manager at Armacell, LLC
"A lot of visitors are coming because Detroit is a good spot, for sure. We’ve exhibited at Foam Expo for many years and are so excited to be back again, it’s an amazing show! We have chosen Foam Expo to showcase the world premiere of our new generation Vertical Contour Cutting CNC and people love it. We couldn’t be happier."
Uwe Scharfy, CEO at Baumer
"The traffic has been good – even better than pre-pandemic! We’ve had very productive meetings with vendors as well as customers. This event is a great fit for us as it addresses the entire supply chain face-to-face to chat about the year ahead."
Leon Huang, Marketing Manager at Worldwide Foam
"It’s been wonderful – it’s great to see familiar faces, especially after Covid-19. The turnout is fantastic and it’s great to see some new technologies in the foam industry that we haven’t seen before. I highly recommend to anyone that has anything to do with the foam industry to attend."
Beth Hank, Director of Business Development at Grand Rapids Foam Technologies
"One of the coolest things about this expo and conference is how there are different levels of expertise from the supply chain. It's neat because no matter the level of seniority, everyone here is smart enough to handle any technical questions thrown at them."
Joshua Sabrowsky, Material Engineer at Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center
"We have noticed a shift in exhibitions in the United States, this seems to be one that keeps growing and keeps providing value for us as exhibitors."
Raphael Bretz, Sales Manager at Hennecke Group
"The shows really good because we can access the whole supply chain, so we not only get to see our customers, but also our customers customers so it ties everything up nicely. The people here speak the same language, so we know we’re going to be talking with the right people."
Brandon White, Business Development Manager at Worldwide Foam