Pittcon 2018 Attracts More Than 700 Exhibiting Companies

For more information, contact Kim Palastro, palastro@pittcon.org, 800-825-3221 x 202

This year’s exposition features leading companies, a different schedule and new initiatives

Pittsburgh, PA – February 13, 2018 – The Pittcon 2018 Exposition, which takes place February 27-March 1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will include 718 exhibitors (count as of February 6, 2018) who will showcase products and services used by the scientific community in industrial, academic, and government labs. The Exposition will offer the latest innovations in areas such as, but not limited to, analytical chemistry; drug discovery; nanotechnology; life sciences to include forensics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics; food analysis and safety; environmental science; energy and fuel; and air, water and wastewater analysis.

New Initiatives on the 2018 Expo Floor
The 2018 exposition will be a three-day event running Tuesday, February 27 – Thursday, March 1. Additionally, Tuesday afternoon will be “Expo Only,” meaning no technical sessions or Short Courses are scheduled, except for the posters on the Expo Floor. This allows attendees ample time to visit exhibiting companies.

The expo floor will also feature two new NEXUS Theaters. These theaters will feature engaging presentations from our exhibitors, selected speakers, Pittcon Publisher Partners, NASA and more. Nearly new features include the Expo Only pass for individuals who only want access to the exposition and the large interactive park area, this year dubbed Alligator Alley. “The Alley” houses the Lab Gauntlet, DemoZones, Virtual Reality Experiences, LEGO® Gravity Car Racing, the Pittcon Booth and much more.

The 2018 Exposition Chairman Eli Absey commented, “With the new three-day exposition format and Tuesday ‘Expo Only’ afternoon, we expect the floor to be buzzing with excitement. We’re looking forward to our new NEXUS Theaters, as these presentations are shaping up to be a great educational, entertaining and networking opportunity for all.” He added, “I would also like to extend my, and the entire organizing committee’s, thanks to our platinum sponsor Shimadzu and silver sponsor RotaChrom.”

The exhibition will consist of 184 (approximately 26%) international exhibiting companies headquartered in 33 countries outside of the United States such as the China, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. Additionally, 90 companies will make their debut on the Pittcon exposition floor. An up-to-date list of all exhibitors and descriptions can be found at https://pittcon.org/exposition/

To get complete information as updates become available, visit www.pittcon.org.

About Pittcon
Pittcon® is a registered trademark of The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization. Co-sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Pittcon is the premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.

Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Pittcon donates more than a million dollars a year to provide financial and administrative support for various science outreach activities including science equipment grants, research grants, scholarships and internships for students, awards to teachers and professors, and grants to public science centers, libraries and museums.