International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition returns April 25-27

March 6, 2023
The expo will feature new and interactive programs designed to give industry leaders and newcomers a holistic learning experience.

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, also known as “The Powder Show,” will take place April 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago. The Powder Show is North America's largest event dedicated to powder and bulk solids handling and processing. The event will feature more than 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest manufacturing technology and offering product demos across the full spectrum of bulk solids processes. 

Attendees of the three-day expo can watch free educational sessions at the Center Stage and Tech Theater and learn from industry leaders about topics such as pneumatic conveying, storage, 3D printing, and more. 

New interactive experiences

This year's expo will feature new interactive experiences where attendees can learn about the latest trends and innovations in the powder and bulk solids industry. Registrants who want more in-depth insights on the powder and bulk solids trade can sign up for the new Granular Guides mentorship program. The program will span all three days of the expo and pair professionals just starting their dry processing careers with industry veterans, allowing intimate time with seasoned experts on all things powder and bulk solids. 

Guests can also "Ask the Experts," where attendees can approach experts on the show floor to talk about current challenges and get advice on solutions. These experienced leaders then will take registrants out on the show floor to use exhibiting booths as examples, making the show more interactive than ever. 

"We want our guests to not only see what the 2023 iPBS show has to offer, but for them to apply what they've learned through quality meetings and experiences with the industry's leading experts," says Steve Everly, Group Event Director. "We now have brand new networking and leadership programs to aid everyone in the industry, from newcomers to veterans. The educational content available is more interactive and hands on than ever before." 

Education conference

The two-day technical conference features six tracks covering Bulk Solids Storage, Retrieval, and Logistics; Combustible Dust Safety; Conveying & Feeding; Dust Control; Fundamentals; and Processing & Quality. Sessions include: 

  • Effective Specification of a Bulk Handling System; presented by Todd Smith, K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center
  • Basics of Storage and Flow of Powders and Bulk Solids; presented by Eric Maynard, Jenike & Johanson
  • Feeder Selection and Design; presented by Scott Miller, Solids Handling Technologies
  • Combustible Dust Standards & Regulations; presented by Ghose Dastidar, Fauske & Associates, and Jeramy Slaunwhite, Rembe
  • Basics of Thermal Processing of Solids; presented by Karl Jacob, University of Michigan
  • And many more.

In the weeks leading up to the Powder Show, Processing is speaking with conference presenters about their sessions. Go to to watch these interviews and get more details about the presentations.

For more information and to register, visit

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