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UTECH Las Americas 2017: New International Polyurethanes Trade Show & Conference To Be Held In Mexico City

MEXICO CITY and LONDON, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the UTECH series of leading international events for the global polyurethanes (PU) industry have announced the first, three-day UTECH Las Americas trade show and conference is to be held at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, from April 4th to 6th 2017.

UTECH Las Americas is perfectly positioned to be easily accessible from North, Central and South America, making it a must-attend for the fast-growing polyurethanes industry throughout the region. The trade show and conference will connect suppliers and buyers for three days of networking, learning and identifying new business prospects.

"We are pleased to be able to respond to industry demand and bring our successful formula to Mexico City for 2017," said Sue Rothwell, Event Director at Crain Communications, organizers of UTECH Las Americas. "It is the ideal location to attract exhibitors, conference speakers and visitors from across The Americas."

"We are very excited to be launching UTECH Las Americas in Mexico with Crain. UTECH will continue to strengthen and expand our reach in the growing industrial sectors in the region," said Paul St. Amour, VP Latin America, EJ Krause & Associates. "As with many of our other exhibitions, partnering with Crain Communications, a leader in the polyurethane market on a global basis, we believe guarantees the success of this launch."

Crain Communications, the organizer working in conjunction with event partner EJ Krause & Associates, has a proven global track record of successful polyurethane events including UTECH North America, UTECH Europe, UTECH Asia, and PU China and brings its deep industry knowledge and expertise to the 2017 Las Americas event.

E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. is a worldwide leader in exhibition and conference management. EJK, a U.S. organizer with unsurpassed international outreach, provides direct contact with the top industry leaders.

Mexico is one of the world's fastest-growing markets for the industry. Its buoyant automotive sector accounts for 6% of national gross domestic product (GDP) and 18% of all of Mexico's manufacturing production. Automotive manufacturing is one of the largest users of polyurethane-based products for applications such as seat cushioning, headrests, steering wheels, noise-suppressing carpets and air filters. Many global automotive manufacturers have moved production to the region, making it an excellent prospect for all those involved in the polyurethanes sector.

Polyurethanes are also widely used in construction for insulation, coatings, adhesives and sealants. Recent private investment in Mexico's construction industry has sparked rapid growth and this sector now accounts for 8.1% of GDP, providing a further boost to the PU market in the region.

Often described as the hidden polymer, polyurethanes are widely used in applications as diverse as automotive, construction, aerospace, furniture, bedding, electrical, footwear, textiles, pipes, refrigeration and insulation as well as specialist surgical and medical. The UTECH Las Americas 2017 trade show and conference will offer materials specialists from across all these industries the perfect opportunity to see global advancements in polyurethane technology including all the latest products and machinery.

For more information on exhibiting at or visiting the exhibition or sponsoring the event or attending the conference as a delegate visit the event website in the coming days (site currently under construction):


SOURCE Crain Communications

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