The modernization of different types of factories and supply chains is crucial for the future of our industry. The Technical Conference will be particularly focused on Factory of the Future—the IPC Solutions program to lead, assist and guide the electronics manufacturing industry through the next Industrial Revolution. Our Factory of the Future Implementation track will help attendees accelerate and advance to help the industry Build Electronics Better.


SpeakerPaper Title
sam-morthland.jpgSamuel Morthland, Sera-BrynnCybersecurity: What All Businesses Need to Do Now and How to Be Compliant with DoD Requirements.
stuart-itkin.jpgStuart Itkin, Cycurity AdvisorsPresent Company Not Excluded – New Cybersecurity Regulations Will Affect Your Business (and make it safer)
samuel-russ.jpgSamuel Russ Ph D, University of South AlabamaCircuit Board Security Vulnerabilities and Counteractions

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richard-snogren.jpgRichard Snogren, Bristlecone LLCIPC-1791 and CMMC Level 3
scott-armstrong.jpgScott Armstrong, EXOSTTREmerging Supply Chain Cybersecurity Requirements, Government Acronyms, and Actual Security
brian-cohen.jpgBrian Cohen Ph D, SAICCybersecurity Concerns for the Printed Circuit Board Industry

SpeakerPaper Title
barry-maybank.jpgBarry Maybank, Manufacturing Technology CentreMTC Vision and Journey Enabling Smart Factory for Electronics Manufacturing for Low Volume High Mix Environment
mike-wilson.jpgMike Wilson, Manufacturing Technology CentreThe Role for Automation and Robotics in Electronics Manufacturing
david-varela.jpgDavid Varela, Manufacturing Technology CentreWorking with Augmented Reality/Mix reality in Electronics Manufacturing

SpeakerPaper Title
tim-burke.jpgDr. Tim Burke, Arch Systems Inc.Advanced, Non-Real-Time Uses of Machine Data for Factory Operational Improvement
tom-marktscheffel.jpgThomas Marktscheffel, ASM (Assembly Systems) GmbH & Co. KGA Structured Approach for Providing Well-Formed Maintenance Data for SMT Machines
myckel-haghnazari.jpgMyckel Haghnazari, FlexImplementing a Global Machine Data Collection System Across Many EMS Factories Machine Data to Global Attrition Reduction

SpeakerPaper Title
blank-image.jpgMichelle Lam, IBMThe Case for an Electronics Supply Chain Blockchain
Jack-Savage.jpgJack Savage, Honeywell FM&TEnriching Test Equipment Analytics with Structured Logs
Dave-Trail.jpgDave Trail, Critical ManufacturingMining and Refining Dark Data to Allow Manufacturers to Finally Start seizing the Value within the Industry 4.0 Revolution

SpeakerPaper Title
michael-ford.jpgMichael Ford, Aegis Industrial SoftwareIPC-1782A: Traceability And Secure Supply-Chain 2021 With A Look Toward Component / Product Authentication / Provenance
radu-diaconescu.jpgRadu Diaconescu, Swissmic SAIn Action! IPC-1782 Complete Traceability For Manufacturing & The Supply-Chain
marktscheffel-ford.jpgMichael Ford and Radu DiaconescuInternal & External In Detail: IPC-1782 Complete Traceability For Manufacturing & The Supply-Chain

SpeakerPaper Title
michael-ford.jpgMichael Ford, Aegis Industrial SoftwareIPC-2551 Digital Twin Standard: A Glimpse into Values & Benefits
hemant-shah.jpgHemant ShahIPC Digital Twin: Engineering
tom-marktscheffel.jpgThomas Markscheffel, ASM (Assembly Systems) GmbH & Co. KGIPC Digital Twin: Manufacturing
radu-diaconescu.jpgRadu Diaconescu, Swissmic SADigital Twin Lifecycle


The IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference offers flexible registration options. Register for the all-access package, full technical conference, a day pass, or a convenient single-session pass.

  • 70+ technical conference sessions live, with on-demand access for 90 days
  • Technical conference proceedings link
  • All half-day professional development courses live, with on-demand access for 90 days
  • EMS Executive Management Meeting
    (must be a senior level executive of an EMS company to attend)
  • Managers Forum: Managing challenges in periods of transition (presented by the Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Council)
  • All Networking Events (you must select this item if you wish to attend)
  • Event Essentials

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Includes 70+ technical conference sessions with live Q&A, with on-demand access for 90 days, and conference proceedings provided online.

Cost: $780 (NM)/$625 (M)

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Includes all technical conference sessions with live Q&A on the day of your choice (Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday) and Event Essentials1 (not available on-demand)

Cost: $445 (NM)/$355 (M)

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Available as an add-on when you register and will get you admission to a single technical conference session. It’s perfect for seeing a friend’s presentation, getting the latest information on your favorite topic, or meeting subject matter experts on a specific issue. Register for Event Essentials1 and add Technical Conference Single Session Pass under additional items. (Not available on-demand)

Cost: $120 (NM)/$99 (M)

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Basic Package:
Up to 100 employees from the same company gain access to the Full Conference and 100 professional development courses live or on demand for 90 days for $15,000.
Contact for details. (Advance Registration discount does not apply).

Premier Package:
An unlimited number of employees for the Full Conference and up to 200 professional development courses live or on demand for 90 days for $25,000.
Contact for details. (Advance Registration discount does not apply).

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NM = Nonmember | M = Member

1Event Essentials: Daily Welcome Messages, Keynote Presentations, Live Q&A with Keynote Speaker Travis Hessman, Editor-in-Chief, IndustryWeek, Access to Online Exhibit Hall to Connect with Attendees and Exhibitors, Exhibitor New Product Demonstrations, IPC at a Glance Presentation, IPC Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, Forgotten Tribal Knowledge with IPC Hall of Fame and Emerging Engineers, IPC Education Foundation: Looking Ahead, Virtual Escape Experience Networking Event, Trivia Networking and Name That Tune, Sponsorship Commercials, and Closing Remarks


Matt Kelly, IPC’s chief technologist, talks to Global SMT & Packaging’s editor-in-chief Trevor Galbraith about IPC’s factory of the future initiative.