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Industry leaders rally to support Canada’s Printable, Flexible, Wearable Electronics Symposium

OTTAWA—December 15, 2015—The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (www.cpeia-acei.ca), the catalyst for Canada’s printable, flexible and wearable electronics ecosystem, has welcomed a host of industry leaders and key trade media as sponsors and partners for CPES2016.

CPES2016 takes place April 19-20, at Sheridan College’s new conference centre in Toronto. Register at http://cpes2016.ca/ and take advantage of early bird rates. Over 100 organizations and up to 250 attendees are expected, with industry-leading speakers and keynotes from around the world.

Last year, CPES2015 marked a major turning point for Canada’s emerging industry. The symposium doubled from previous years in terms of the size of its program and the number of attendees.

That momentum has continued to build for CPES2016. The market opportunity for printable, flexible electronics continues to evolve with new wearable technologies and new applications in health care, intelligent buildings, connected homes and automotive, in addition to more developed markets for secure documents and smart packaging.

The call for speaker submissions and academic posters is now open. For the first time this year, CPES is also offering a limited number of tabletop exhibits that are booking fast – only 10 spots remain. Notable achievements in new technology development and commercialization are also being recognized through the inaugural CPES Innovation Awards, which is now open for submissions.

Learn more about entry criteria and the Symposium themes at http://cpes2016.ca/.

“CPES has become a world-class event that boosts the Made in Canada brand in the global marketplace for printable, flexible and wearable electronics,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA and Chair of the CPES Organizing Committee. “We couldn’t have done it without the commitment of sponsors willing to devote their time and resources. Our whole team deeply appreciates the level of support we’ve already seen for CPES2016 from such outstanding Canadian and international industry leaders. Don’t miss your chance to position your brand before a global audience as a CPES sponsor.”

Confirmed Event Sponsors:

  • Novacentrix, Diamond sponsor (novacentrix.com): A leading product innovator in printable electronics manufacturing that develops, patents, and commercializes new technologies in printable electronics, nanoparticle manufacturing, pulsed power equipment and related fields.
  • Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Gold sponsor (http://xrcc.external.xerox.com): The global materials research and development centre for Xerox Corp. and a pioneer in the design, scale-up and supply of electronic and specialty materials.
  • FUJIFILM Dimatix, Gold sponsor (dimatix.com): The world’s premier provider of piezoelectric inkjet printheads and systems for the printed electronics industry.
  • CSA Group, Gold sponsor (csagroup.org): A global standards body that works with businesses, organizations and code authorities around the world to help create a safer, more sustainable world for people and for business.
  • IDTechEx, Bronze sponsor (idtechex.com/): A trusted provider of market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies such as printed electronics.
  • CERADROP MGI Group, Bronze sponsor (ceradrop.fr): A subsidiary of MGI Group that designs and markets materials deposition inkjet printers exclusively for the printed electronics industry and smart 3D printing.
  • Keystep Growth & Finance, Bronze sponsor (http://keystep.com): A strategic management consultancy that helps startup, emerging and mature high tech product and service companies achieve sustainable, long-term success.

Confirmed Media Sponsors:

  • Electronic Products & Technology (ept.ca): The definitive leader serving the electronics OEM and MRO markets in Canada. EP&T has the largest total engineering, design and purchasing job titles of any magazine serving the electronics engineering and design community in Canada.
  • IT World Canada (itworldcanada.com): Building on over three decades of solid relationships with Canada’s technology decision-makers through award-winning excellence in journalism, ITWC delivers incisive, relevant information to executive and managerial audiences. It also provides integrated marketing content strategies.
  • Printed Electronics Now (printedelectronicsnow.com): A website, weekly e-newsletter and printed magazine devoted to the fast-growing field of printed electronics. Launched in 2008, Printed Electronics Now reports on industry events, real time news, market features, company profiles and much more. Visit the website to subscribe for free.

Supporting Partners & Associations

  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (cme-mec.ca/): Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide.
  • The Continental Automated Buildings Association (caba.org): An international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.
  • PAC, Packaging Consortium (pac.ca): A not-for-profit corporation that includes over 2,200 members throughout the packaging industry, with a mission to drive progressive change in the packaging value chain.
  • The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (aipia.info/): A community of over 650 companies covering every aspect of A&IP, including packaging manufacturers and organizations, brand owners and end users, and R&D establishments.
  • The National Research Council (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng): An agency of the Government of Canada. NRC has 12 integrated and consolidated portfolios focused on key industry sectors. These portfolios represent areas of strategic importance and economic value for Canada. One of these is Printable Electronics.
  • Sheridan College, (sheridancollege.ca): The college has more than 7,500 students at its Trafalgar Campus in Oakville, just west of Toronto. It offers programs in animation, arts and design, advanced film and television, music theatre, business, community studies, liberal arts, applied science and technology, and more.

If you have additional questions, please contact Peter Kallai at [email protected].


Established in 2014, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian printable, flexible and wearable electronics sector and ecosystem. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulate R&D and investment, build a strong supply chain and drive the broad adoption of PE by end customers in a range of Canadian industries, including Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.

To become a Member of the CPEIA, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at [email protected] or +1 613-795-8181.

The CPEIA also has opportunities for corporate and media sponsorships of our programs and events such as CPES2016.

Media inquiries can be directed to Leo Valiquette, Director of Programs, at [email protected] or +1 613-769-9479.