"A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low.” —P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum was an American showman and businessman best known for founding The Barnum & Bailey Circus, which he billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” If you were to apply his above quote to the recent Quality Show, you would call it a babe!

On October 27-29, 2015, The Quality Show entertained and educated more than 2,500 attendees from the ranks or engineering, metrology, management and the executive levels of a global quality marketplace. The show featured keynote speeches from world-class organizations and institutions, a host of expert educational sessions, and all the latest wares from metrologies top equipment makers.

The show opened Tuesday with an on-the-floor networking reception with drinks, top-shelf food, and great conversation.

Wednesday morning featured the presentation of Quality’s 2015 Plant and Professional of the Year award winners, a keynote address from G.E. Aviation Senior Executive Bryce Currie, and the kickoff to two days and two theaters of educational presentations from the likes of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), and a bevy of other quality experts and organizations. Thursday morning’s festivities began with a talk by NASA Chief Safety Officer Scott Darpel, continued with the educational sessions, and, all the while, the show floor teemed with demos and discussions of the latest and greatest in traditional and portable coordinate metrology machines, optical and vision systems, gaging and testing equipment and much more.

The Quality Show will be back again in 2017 in Rosemont, IL, and the show floor is already 80% sold. In the meantime, for all the goings-on at this year’s show, check out “That’s A Wrap” and everything else we have to offer in the pages of this month’s Quality.

As always, enjoy and thanks for reading!

Darryl Seland, Editorial Director