SpringWorld 2018 took place Oct. 3-5, 2018, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. SpringWorld, which is presented by the Chicago Association of Spring Manufacturers, Inc. (CASMI) every-other-year, provides a unique opportunity for spring manufacturers, wire formers, OEMs, and their suppliers to network, including one-on-one discussions with colleagues to share challenges, discuss solutions, and provide new insights for business.


Total registered attendance for SpringWorld 2018 was approximately 2,200. The trade show floor was comprised of 111 exhibiting companies occupying 31,800 net square feet of exhibit space. The ratio of buyers to exhibitor personnel was up 2% for SpringWorld 2018 when compared to the 2016 event.


CASMI is currently conducting an exhibitor survey, and while results aren’t final, exhibitors are reporting brisk sales and meaningful contacts with both current and potential customers. Additionally, preliminary results indicate this years show was successful in meeting or exceeding exhibitor expectations.


In addition to the trade show itself, the event featured several educational sessionspresented by industry personnel and exhibiting companiesin the education theater on the show floor, an opening reception, and an Oktoberfest, sponsored by WAFIOS Machinery Corp., on the trade show floor.


SpringWorld 2020 will take place Oct. 7-9, 2020, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Preliminary information, including the exhibitor floor plan, contract, and rules and regulations, are available on the CASMI web site at www.casmi-springworld.org.


CASMI was founded in 1944 as a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the development of good business practices and sharing of technical information through ongoing communications among the job-shop spring manufacturers in the Greater Chicago area. Membership now includes spring companies and industry suppliers from the mid-west and throughout the U.S. More information is available on the web at www.casmi-springworld.org.