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132 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE by Dan Beaulieu D.B. MANAGEMENT GROUP I don't know the statistics from IPC APEX EXPO 2019 such as the number of attendees and exhibitors, but here are my impressions as I walked a half mile from where most of my clients were located in the 100–300 sections of the show floor all the way over to the #3119 I-Connect007 booth. Most of the booths were much more active than in other years; many were very large and designed for the presentations that they gave throughout the day. I also got a kick out of the sophistication of all of the people I-Connect007 interviewed last week in the Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2019 video series. It has been so long since we pioneered this technique at CPCA many years ago that now everyone is used to being on camera and have no problem telling their story in all the calmness and alac- rity of seasoned veterans. People were there with their checkbooks as well. I know that Altix sold two of their DI machines. And when I interviewed Mirtec's Brian D'Amico, he told me that they had sold eight out of the nine machines they had brought, and he thought that they would sell the ninth one before the show ended a few hours later. Further, there were many new types of what I used to call "machines of the future" including at least six brands of direct imaging machines. It was an exciting show for those who chose to spend their time and money to make it excit- ing. There were still a few who hung in the back of their booths looking at their phones, but for the most part, most of the booths— especially the huge ones—were filled with life and activity reflecting the mood of an upbeat global economy. Impressions From the Show Floor

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