Industry Calendar

Small Satellite Virtual Conference
Aug 1 – Aug 6 all-day

Space Mission Architectures


The 34th Annual Small Satellite Conference will explore the realm of possible space mission architectures and how they can be practically achieved to support the diverse needs of the global space community.

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IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day


Live Stream Event Dates: 4 – 6 August 2020 (All times are PDT)

On Demand Available: 4 August – 30 September 2020

The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts a large commercial exhibition. Co-located with IMS are the IEEE RFIC and ARFTG conferences.


SMTA Counterfeit Parts and Materials Symposium and Exhibition
Aug 4 – Aug 6 all-day

Technical Symposium and Expo: August 4-5, 2020
Professional Development Courses: August 6, 2020

Social Distancing:
The Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials will take all social distancing precautions to ensure a safe event for attendees and will follow all policies of local and federal agencies. Details to be posted soon.

The symposium is organized by SMTA in conjunction with Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. This symposium is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.

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Space Tech Expo
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day

Space Tech Expo USA 2020

The next edition of Space Tech Expo USA will now take place in 2021. Brand new digital event brand – Space Tech Expo Connect – launched to help businesses stay connected.

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has now cancelled all mass gathering events, up to and including September 2020, triggering the postponement of Space Tech Expo USA 2020 (scheduled to run 10-12 August, at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center).

But to underline our commitment to North America’s aerospace sector, and the civil, commercial and military aerospace supply chains, we (Smarter Shows Tarsus Ltd, the people behind Space Tech Expo) are today announcing the launch of Space Tech Expo Connect, a brand-new digital event brand. The inaugural Space Tech Expo Connect digital event will take place August 2020.

Space Tech Expo USA 2021

Space Tech Expo USA 2021 will run 10-12 May 2021 at the Long Beach Convention Center, California. This will be the next live (face-to-face), edition of Space Tech Expo USA.

If you’d like to get in touch with the Space Tech Expo team to discuss either the postponement of Space Tech Expo USA 2020, or to understand how to participate in Space Tech Expo Connect’s series of digital events, please contact us at

Please note, plans for the European edition of Space Tech Expo (Space Tech Expo Europe 2020) remain unchanged. This face-to-face expo event will run 17-19 November in Bremen, Germany.

Carolinas ERA Virtual Program
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Carolinas ERA for a FREE virtual program on Microsoft Excel!

Friday, Aug. 11, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT

This event will cover:

  • Basic Formulas
  • Absolute vs. Relative References (When to use $ notation in formulas.)
  • Named Ranges
  • Data Cleanup (How to convert text to dates)
  • Lookup Tables
  • Pivot Tables
  • Dynamic Ranges
  • Hyperlinks
  • Third-Party Tools


About the Speaker:

Byron Holloway has been in the industry since 1993 working in all facets of the supply chain from manufacturers, distributors and representatives. He holds a BSEE and was a Microsoft Certified Trainer for MS Office products. He will help you understand how to take the mountain of data we receive each month and turn into actionable information that you can use to manage your customer reports to your principals.

ERA Water Cooler Teleconference
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm

ERA Water Cooler: An Open Forum During Times of Uncertainty

A discussion about managing people remotely, best practices and more. Listen in for the rep, manufacturer and distributor perspective.

This teleconference series will provide an open form to all ERA members, and perhaps folks who are not-yet-members, to join in on the conversation and contribute to different topics and challenges that ALL of us are dealing with today.

These calls are facilitated by Walter Tobin, ERA CEO and will be targeted for 30 – 45 minutes in duration.

Upcoming Water Cooler details …

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Southeast Design-2-Part Show – Atlanta, GA
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day

The Region’s Largest Design & Contract Manufacturing Trade Show

We received official reopening guidelines for our Atlanta Trade Show, and are looking forward to running a safe and successful show as scheduled this August 12 & 13. For show updates, click here.

Entering the 19th year in Atlanta, the Design-2-Part Show is the most efficient place to meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies — you will find the answers you need at this show.

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Automechanika – Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC)
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day

Vietnam‘s leading regional trade fair for automotive service industry

Important notice:
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) 2020 new show date set.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City had announced in February to reschedule the 2020 show edition to safeguard both public health and business development throughout the automotive industry in the midst of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

After a careful assessment of the situation, the show will now take place from 20 to 22 August at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC).

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SPIE – Optics & Photonics Digital Forum
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

Introducing SPIE Optics + Photonics 2020 Digital Forum

While many of us look forward to this annual meeting in San Diego, following public health guidance and our focus on your wellbeing, SPIE has cancelled our in-person event and is transforming it into a no-charge Digital Forum. This will include live plenary presentations, on-demand technical talks, and opportunities to connect virtually.

SPIE Optics + Photonics is about sharing important research and the latest advancements to help move research and technology into the future. The conference supports leading researchers doing important work, as well as growing tomorrow’s leaders, today.

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5G Antenna Systems
Aug 26 all-day

2020 Event Going Virtual

For the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and supporters, the 2020 5G Antenna Systems Conference will now be a digital conference.

​​What is a Virtual Event?

5G Antenna Systems 2020 presentations will be webcast with live slide presentations, audio, and real-time Q&A. Attendees may revisit these presentations after the event via recordings delivered directly to them. Exhibit booths feature rich, virtual profiles. Networking is done all-day via video conference rooms and though scheduled 1×1 meetings.

​​Message each other throughout the day to stay in touch with colleagues in your industry. Join all your fellow professionals online for 2 days of learning and networking!

​The event will be run by TWST Events, who has been providing digital event content for more than 20 years. Integrated with major video conference platforms, we provide the best virtual event experience in the industry.

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