Exhibit Hall Information & Events | AIChE

Exhibit Hall Information & Events

The 2020 Spring & GCPS Expo has more to offer than ever. Learn how to meet exhibitors, when and where to network and how to enter to win free giveaways in the Exhibit Hall here.


Exhibit Hours

Location: Hilton Americas and George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Sunday, August 16

6:00 PM -7:30 PM

Monday, August 17

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 18

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, August 19

9:00 AM -11:00 AM

AIChE Booth

Connect with AIChE members and staff. Learn about the work AIChE is doing in the following areas:

  • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
  • RAPID Manufacturing Institute for Process Intensification
  • CHS - The Center for Hydrogen Safety
  • AIChE membership via the Fuels & Petrochemicals Divisions and Early Career Professionals

Networking Events

Come to the exhibit hall to learn from exhibitors about new technologies, products and services; talk with other attendees; or get some food and drinks. Check out the full list of events below.

Sunday, August 16

6:00 - 7:30 PM:  Opening Reception

Monday, August 17

9:00 - 9:30 AM: Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

5:00 - 7:00 PM: Poster Session & Reception

Tuesday, August 18

9:30 - 10:15 AM: Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:45 PM: Coffee with the Exhibitors

5:15 - 6:30 PM: Happy Hour, Including Industry 4.0 & Big Data Reception

Wednesday, August 19

9:30 - 10:15 AM: Coffee Break

New for 2020

This year's meeting will have more food, drinks and fun in the exhibit hall than ever before. 

  • Lunch Station and Complimentary Snacks - if you're not attending the lunch talks on Monday or Tuesday, stop by the exhibit hall during the break. We will have a lunch station with food available for purchase. AIChE and exhibitors will also have complimentary snacks and drinks around the hall. 
  • Games - need some time to relax between the sessions? Stop by the exhibit hall to shoot some hoops, putt, Connect 4 and play other games. 

AIChE Giveaways

Giveaway entry tickets can be picked up from exhibitor booths throughout the day on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Drop off your filled out ticket at the AIChE booth for a chance to win. Be sure to attend the evening receptions in order to win. Follow the hashtag #AIChEGiveaways for updates.

  • Sunday - Winners announced during Opening Reception at 7:15 PM
  • Monday - Winners announced during Poster Networking Reception at 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Winner announced during Happy Hour at 6:15 PM

Exhibitor Giveaways

The following exhibitors will have giveaways at their booths. Make sure to stop by for a chance to win!

  • Aspen Technology, Inc.

    Booth 324: Beats Stereo Headphones

  • Begell House Inc. Publishers

    Booth 128: 6 month access to 'Heat Exchanger Design Handbook Multimedia Edition' database

  • Chemstations

    Booth 612: 30-day free trail of CHEMCAD, $100 Amazon Gift Card (at Sponsored Technology Workshop)

  • Curtiss Wright - EST Group

    Booth 627: Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

  • DEKRA Process Safety

    Booth 303: $100 VISA Gift Card

  • Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

    Booth 518: 2020 Odyssey Works Golf Putter

  • Exponent

    Booth 103: Brew Kit of Your Choice (beer, wine, cider or mead) and Exponent multi-tool

  • Gensuite

    Booth 301: Google Home

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers

    Booth 124: 1 Case Study from IChemE's Safety Centre

  • ioMosaic

    Booth 313: TBD

  • John Crane

    Booth 517: Bose QuietComfort Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

  • MineARC Systems

    Booth 418: GoPro HERO7

  • RCP Inc.

    Booth 414: Single Barrel Jack Daniels

  • Smith & Burgess

    Booth 300: Each prize will be awarded Monday and Tuesday: JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker, 1 year of AIChE membership, 1 Smith & Burgess Training course

  • TUV Rheinland Risktec

    Booth 522: Whisky

  • Voovio Technologies US Inc

    Booth 427: $100 Amazon Gift Card

Exhibitor Bars

During the Tuesday evening reception, the following exhibitors will have bars at their booths and will be giving away free drink tickets.

  • Gexcon - 110
  • Honeywell - 500
  • Smith & Burgess - 300
  • TUV Rheinland Risktec - 522

Industry 4.0 and Big Data Reception

Along with the exhibit hall happy hour, we will also have a specific area for attendees interested in Industry 4.0 and Big Data. Join us on Tuesday evening for a drink and a couple hors d'oeuvre. Thank you to Dow for their support of the reception.