IPC APEX EXPO 2017 is a five-day event like no other in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Professionals from around the world come together to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, and Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. 

IPC Booth (Bookstore)

Visit us at IPC's booth located at Bookstore. Come by to get Consortium give-aways, handouts and ask IPC-2581 related questions!



Design Forum

Mon, Feb 13, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Consisting of a half-day educational program featuring experts in design. The Design Forum is a must-attend program for engineering staff and managers in design, sales, purchasing and quality teams. Take advantage of this opportunity to broaden your knowledge.
7:30  Coffee, pastries, and networking
8:00  Welcome
8:05  Gary Ferrari – Designer's Council Update
8:20  Stephan Chavez – Incorporating IPC Standards into your Daily World
9:05  2581 Consortium – What's cooking with IPC-2581?
10:00  Break
10:15  Mike Jouppi - Managing PWB Conductor Power and Parallel Conductors
10:40  Happy Holden – Old Ideas- But Innovations for Next Generation Density Needs
11:15  Dan Gamota - Challenges and Opportunities when Designing for Flexible PCB based Systems
12:00  Boxed Lunch
1:00   Adjourn



IPC-2581 Show Case

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

IPC-2581 Consortium is a group of PCB design and supply chain companies whose collective goal is to enable, facilitate and drive the use of IPC-2581 in the industry. It is devoted to accelerating the adoption of IPC-2581 as an open, neutrally maintained global standard to encourage innovation, improve efficiency and reduce costs.  The consortium is sponsoring a Showecase at APEX to provide expert insight and advice to illustrate the ease of importing and exporting IPC-2581 data. Pull up a seat at our Expert’s Bar and get all your questions answered.

IPC-2581 User Group Meeting

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Kevin Kusiak, Electronics Engrg Asc Mgr, SSC, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company 

 This user's group will discuss implementation of IPC-2581



IPC-2581 Standards Committee Meeting

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Presenter/Committee Chair: Gary Carter, Independent Consultant


This committee will be discussing what should be included in Version C of the standard.