May 16-17, 2017
Crowne Plaza Northstar Downtown
Minneapolis, MN

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The Conformal Cooling Conference

The Conformal Cooling event provides the latest technical information for those in the plastics molding supply chain. Attendees range from equipment manufacturers, mold designer and developers, converters, consumer goods companies, technology providers, and even academia. This event facilitates dialog between all supply chain participants, an important element in reducing costs and improving efficiency objectives.

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Why Attend?

ATTEND presentations from industry professionals about cutting-edge innovations and the future direction of the industry

DISCOVER how you can capitalize on the future market direction and opportunities via trends, growth opportunities and life-cycle analysis

IDENTIFY innovative applications and understand how they can offer substantial business benefits

NETWORK with your peers building personal relationships often missed in this fast paced business climate

EXPAND your horizon beyond your own market niche since we are not resin or platform or process driven, but represent how innovations in many fields can better serve the consumer

Who Should Attend?

Conformal Cooling is a rapidly expanding technology.  

This conference is for management and technical personnel in OEM’s (such as Automotive, Medical and other critical application industries), molding companies, and mold making companies to learn the facts about conformal cooling from the experts.

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C3 Speakers

Dr. Dan J. Thoma


Grainger Institute for Engineering
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Dr. Jan Pfeiffer

Deputy General Manager

PVA Soldering and Materials Engineering GmbH
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Jeff Higgins

Technical Specialist, Moldflow SME

Autodesk, Inc.
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John Madsen

Vice President, Consulting Manufacturers

Black Line Group
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Kevin Klotz

Sr. Project Engineer / Simulation Services - QA

MGS MFG. Group
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Reiner Westhoff


Contura MTC GmbH
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Robert Beard P.E.


Robert A. Beard & Associates, Inc.
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Sualp Ozel, PE

Product Manager

Autodesk, Inc.
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Dr. William Sames

Chief Executive Officer

HTS International Corporation
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How To Register?

Conference Attendee Fee

ONLINE REGISTRATION: $750 USD (ends May 15, 2017)

Price includes breakfasts, Lunches and a Tuesday evening reception as well as an attendee list and the presentations.

Offline Registration

Need to register with a purchase order? Please download the registration form and contact our office to complete your registration.

Online Registration

Click the Register Now button below or click/copy the link below


A 10% discount is offered to 3 or more attendees from the same company. If you wish to use individual credit cards to register, please download the registration form above and send in your registrations to receive the discount.

For information and questions contact: 
Linda Flowers, Registration Specialist
+1 (419) 867-5424

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Hotel Information

Hotel Bookings

A special group room rate will be extended to individuals associated with the Conformal Cooling Conference.


$165 per night plus tax
Room block ends May 1, 2017

This rate does not include sales and/or occupancy tax, currently 13.4%. The rate will be valid until May 1, 2017 at 5pm Central Time

Individual guests associated with the Conformal Cooling Conference will be making their own reservations for rooms in the Guest Room Block.  A deposit of first night's room plus tax is required with all reservation requests.  The Deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows and for all reservations canceled within 48 hours prior to arrival.


If you are calling in your reservation please dial +1 (612) 338-2288 ask for in-house reservation and reference the Conformal Cooling Conference 2017 to receive the conference rate. Their hours are 8a - 4:30pm Central Time Monday thru Friday. If they are not available feel free to use online reservation link.

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