Loveland, Colorado— Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) has released the schedule for the NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show April 12, 2018 at The Ranch Event Center in Loveland, CO. The event showcases Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services.

NOCOM 2018 Schedule

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.             Breakfast and Keynote, Creating Culture to Promote Innovation, Jim Davidson

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Trade Show Floor Open with 100+ exhibitors

9:30 to 10:45 a.m.           Small Business Tools: Preparing your Business for Innovation

11 to 11:30 a.m.               Success! Innovation Achieved! AMP Robotics/Smuckers

11:30 a.m.                         Coworking: Officing Without Overhead

Angel Kwaitkowski, Founder/Author DIY Coworking

12:00 p.m.                         Coworking: Officing Without Overhead

12:30 p.m.                         Coworking: Officing Without Overhead

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.             Branton Cole, PwC Network

1:30 to 2:00 p.m.             Innovation in Employer-Based Health Care Reporting, Kristin Paulson, JD, MPH, Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.             Panel: Busting Myths, Exaggerations, and Biases About Millennials, facilitated by Christina Haxton of Center for Sustainable Strategies

3:00 to 3:30 p.m.             Creating a Culture for Innovation, Paul Harter, Aqua Hot

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.             B2B Networking Event


“NOCOM continues to be the largest trade show of its kind in the state because we design it around manufacturing and supply chain demands, needs and forecasts. We continue to strive to ensure that each year gets better, stronger and more valuable to our manufacturing community,” said Heidi Hostetter, VP of Faustson Tool and NoCo Mfg Partnership and NOCOM 2018 Chair.


About the 4th Annual NOCOM Trade Show

NOCOM 2018, with more than 100 exhibitors, takes place Thursday, April 12th, 2018, The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO. For more information, visit

Major sponsors of the NOCOM Trade Show include Aerotek, Colorado Department of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), EKS&H, Flood & Peterson, Xcel Energy, and FirstBank. Additional sponsors include Speaker Hall sponsor Northern Colorado Economic Alliance; Venue sponsor City of Loveland; and Coffee sponsor Noffsinger Manufacturing.

Registration is now open at this link. Admission is $15 for pre-registered attendees (students are free if pre-registered) and $20 at the door, with a post-event B2B networking event (sponsored by H2 Manufacturing Solutions and Manufacturer’s Edge) included, and $30 for the kickoff breakfast featuring keynote speaker Jim Davidson, sponsored by BMA America.

Find the NOCOM Trade Show App on Yapp in the Apple store or Google Play and enter the Yapp event ID: NOCOM2018.

The morning keynote address, titled Creating Culture to Promote Innovation, will be delivered by legendary mountaineer and adventurer Jim Davidson. Hailing from Fort Collins, Davidson has summitted some of the world’s highest peaks, surviving harrowing trials and extremely dangerous situations. He distils these experiences into lessons about resilience and innovation in the face of high stakes.

For more information on sponsorships and to become a sponsor, contact Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM 2018 Chair, at 303-517-6541 or [email protected].


About Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership

The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was formed in 2013 as a result of Governor Hickenlooper’s state Economic Development plan called the Colorado Blue Print. The Blue Print identified 11 key sectors of the economy in Colorado by region. Northern Colorado’s two main sectors identified were Health and Wellness and Advanced Manufacturing. Regions within the state were encouraged to form sector partnerships to provide more localized grassroots support to augment state efforts in each sector.

These would be industry specific, led by business, in partnership with economic development, education and workforce development. A collaboration arose as part of the Blue Print process involving people from each of these affiliations and the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was born. It continues to be an all-volunteer, business-led, FREE membership organization designed to support Northern Colorado manufacturers. It is served by a Board of Directors, representing each affiliation from private business to local government, as well as two active committees: Networking and Manufacturing Talent/Rocks! Find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.