Ohio Around the World

Across the globe, JobsOhio stays involved with domestic and international trade shows and events to support its nine key industries. Attending these events allows our team to network with company leaders and global investors while also staying on top of industry innovations and trends, which can benefit current and future companies invested in Ohio. Here you will find a list of events where JobsOhio is playing an active role, ranging from exhibiting to thought leadership.

World Petrochemical Conference

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas, USA
March 19–23rd, 2018

The global oil, gas and chemicals industries are experiencing growth, and there’s no better place to learn more about them than the World Petrochemical Conference (WPC). WPC is a must-attend event for individuals involved in the petrochemical industry. More than 1,000 chemical industry decision-makers from over 40 countries gather for networking, knowledge-sharing and analysis from IHS Markit. Learn how new investments, startups, mobility trends, regulations and technology will influence businesses moving forward.

The leadership team from JobsOhio’s Energy and Chemicals sector, Dana Saucier and Matt Cybulski, will be at WPC.

GPU Technology Conference

Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas, USA
March 26–29th, 2018

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference is the premier event focusing on AI and deep learning. Attendees can interact with technology experts from NVIDIA and other organizations, learn how GPU technologies are creating breakthroughs in deep learning and other fields, and hear about new innovations from early-stage companies. Attendees can also learn about the latest advancements in health care, virtual reality, analytics, autonomous vehicles, big data and more.

Milind Paranjape, JobsOhio Sector Director of Information Technology, will be at the GPU Technology Conference.

Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference and Expo

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL, USA
April 8–11th, 2018

Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to network, share information and gain valuable insight on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety. 

Joe Needham, JobsOhio director of Food and Agribusiness, will be attending.

WCX SAE World Congress Experience

Cobo Center
Detroit, MI, USA
April 10–12th, 2018

WCX is where collaboration, imagination, expertise and experience converge. You will gain insight on the latest technology and regulations related to powertrain, propulsion, emission, safety and electronics to keep their competitive advantage. 

Jonathan Bridges and Kristi Tanner of JobsOhio's Automotive leadership team will be attending.

RSA Conference

Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
April 16–20th, 2018

With every new advancement in technology comes a cybersecurity threat. Discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings connect attendees with thought leaders and pioneers to inspire you. 

Ted Griffith and Milind Paranjape of JobsOhio's IT leadership team will be attending.

Space Symposium

The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
April 16–19th, 2018

The Space Symposium is the premier global, commercial, civil, military and emergent space conference where space leaders from around the world come together to discuss and plan for the future of space. 

Tim Sweeney, JobsOhio director of Aerospace and Aviation, will be attending.

Hannover Messe

Hanover Fairgrounds
Hanover, Germany
April 23–27th, 2018

Hannover Messe is the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. From research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies, you'll find it at Hannover Messe.

Glenn Richardson, JobsOhio managing director of Advanced Manufacturing, will be attending. Visit him at in Hall 27 at Booth F02.


Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX, USA
April 23–26th, 2018

RAPID + TCT is the premier North American event for everything you need to know about 3D technologies, all under one roof. Visit hundreds of hands-on exhibits, witness product announcements and learn from industry experts.

Karthik Avadhanula, JobsOhio sector management analyst for Advanced Manufacturing, will be attending.

Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA, USA
April 30–May 2nd, 2018

It's a new world for technology providers. From startups to established companies, markets are changing and disruption is everywhere. This is a three-day event of vendor-exclusive Gartner research, dialogue and problem-solving.

Milind Paranjape, JobsOhio director of IT, will be attending.

NPE 2018 Plastics Leadership Summit

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL, USA
May 7–11th, 2018

Over 65,000 professionals from 128 countries and based in every aspect of the market will gather together to converse about the future of plastics. Includes professionals and information in automotive, bottling, medical parts manufacturing, consumer products and more.

Glenn Richardson and Karthik Avadhanula of JobsOhio's Advanced Manufacturing leadership team will be attending.

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference 2018

Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA, USA
June 4–7th, 2018

Uncover the technical and business issues that will impact the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. Chief battery technologists from leading automakers will present their development trends and projected battery needs, and key suppliers will present their latest offerings and road maps.

Jonathan Bridges, JobsOhio director of Automotive, will be attending.

Bio International 2018

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, MA, USA
June 4–7th, 2018

The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts over 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders for one week of networking to discover new opportunities and partnerships. A wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy can be found at the event.

Aaron Pitts and Severina Kraner JobsOhio's Biohealth leadership team will be attending.

Money 20/20 Europe

RAI Amsterdam Convention Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 4–6th, 2018

Money20/20 is a congregation of ideas, connections and deals in payments, Fintech and financial services. Leaders in every sector come together to seize new business opportunities, strengthen partnerships and discover the latest disruptions.

Valentina Isakina, JobsOhio managing director of Financial Services, will be attending.

Smart Manufacturing Summit

Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Columbus, OH, USA
June 6–7th, 2018

Co-hosted by Honda, the Chief Executive 2018 Smart Manufacturing Summit is for manufacturing CEOs looking to innovate, embrace new technologies, attract talent and push the limits of their possibilities.

JobsOhio is proud to partner with Chief Executive at the 2018 Smart Manufacturing Summit, June 6-7 in Columbus, OH. Use the exclusive JobsOhio priority code Ohio200 to save $200 on standard registration rates.

TU-Automotive Detroit

Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi, MI, USA
June 6–7th, 2018

TU-Automotive Detroit is the world's largest conference on automotive technology. This year's show will feature in-depth tracks on advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, urban mobility, connected services, data and more.

Jonathan Bridges, JobsOhio director of Automotive, will be attending.


Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Washington, D.C., USA
June 20–22nd, 2018

This year's SelectUSA is themed around "Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here" involving the crucial connections between U.S. economic developers and international business investors. The show will also feature investment attraction strategies that lead to more jobs for the U.S. and better returns on investment for companies.

Justin Kocher, JobsOhio manager of International Business Development, will be attending.

Farnborough International Air Show

Farnborough Airport
Farnborough, U.K.
July 16–22nd, 2018

The Farnborough International Air Show is where aerospace and aviation leaders from around the world gather to network and trade knowledge. Join over 73,000 industry professionals in learning about digital advancements, discussing major topics affecting the industry, experiencing live demos, witnessing big industry announcements and more.  

Glenn Richardson, JobsOhio managing director of Aerospace and Aviation, will be attending. Visit him at booth 3/D21.