2018 Design-2-Part Show Schedule Announced

There will be 11 events in total, with six in the spring and five in the fall.

Design-2-Part (D2P) Shows, producers of annual design and contract manufacturing tradeshows, has announced its 2018 show schedule. The 11-event slate includes six spring shows and five fall shows.

The schedule is anchored by six annual shows in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, California and Massachusetts. The Long Beach show will rotate between Long Beach and San Diego, giving Southern California manufacturers two convenient, biennial options. The schedule is rounded out with five other events that alternate every two to three years.

These shows provide design engineers, manufacturing engineers, managers and purchasers an opportunity to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers face-to-face to source custom parts, components, services and design. Exhibiting companies will be showcasing their design-through-manufacturing services featuring more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber and electronics industries. Visitors are encouraged to bring sample parts and drawings.

D2P Shows exclusively feature exhibiting job shops and contract manufacturers with manufacturing operations in the United States. Companies that do not have facilities in the United States are not permitted to exhibit.

The full 2018 show schedule includes:

  • Texas Design-2-Part Show, March 14-15, 2018
    Gaylord Texan Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas
  • Southeast Design-2-Part Show, March 28-29, 2018
    Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Greater New York Design-2-Part Show, April 18-19, 2018
    Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show, May 9-10, 2018
    Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • Northern California Design-2-Part Show, May 23-24, 2018
    Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California
  • Upper Midwest Design-2-Part Show, June 6-7, 2018
    Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Southern California Design-2-Part Show, September 12-13, 2018
    Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
  • New England Design-2-Part Show, September 26-27, 2018
    Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Southeast Design-2-Part Show, October 10-11, 2018
    Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Greater Ohio Design-2-Part Show, October 24-25, 2018
    John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio
  • Midwest Design-2-Part Show, November 14-15, 2018
    St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri