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14 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2022 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE By John Mitchell IPC Every IPC APEX EXPO is unique, and 2022 was no exception. Let's address the reality of this year's event: attendance was down. e pandemic-imposed travel restrictions upon companies and a global spike in infections caused by the fast-moving Omicron corona- virus variant kept many at home. Yet, in the middle of a pandemic, with a show that typi- cally sees a healthy international audience and an equally healthy exhibitor presence, APEX EXPO 2022 experienced a vibrant and very engaged show floor, lively standards develop- ment committee meetings, a robust technical conference, and professional development course offerings. When I first walked onto the show floor, I was thrilled to see equipment. I must admit, I was nervous—would equipment actually arrive to the show floor on time given transportation delays? But there it was, a multitude of high- Industry Reconnects—IPC APEX EXPO 2022 Reconvenes as Live, In-person Event

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