IMS2019 Exhibition

Pat Hindle,
Microwave Journal Editor

The annual IMS2019 Exhibition is the commercial focus of the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019 taking place Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Exhibition consists of over 600 exhibiting companies who represent the state-of-the-art when it comes to materials, devices, components and subsystems, as well as design and simulation software and test & measurement equipment. It is the best place to find out about new products and services being offered in the RF/microwave industry. It is also the best place to network with industry experts to find out answers to your design, simulation and test & measurement challenges.

Exhibition Dates and Hours

Tuesday, June 4 9:30 to 17:00

Wednesday, June 5 9:30 to 17:00

Industry Hosted Reception 17:00 to 18:00

Thursday, June 6 9:30 to 15:00


The Exhibition also includes MicroApps and Exhibitor Workshops presented by IMS2019 exhibitors addressing new products, processes and applications of interest to the microwave community. There will be more than 65 15-minute presentations given by representatives of companies from around the world as part of the MicroApps program. The presenters are typically application engineers who work for companies that can solve the technical challenges you experience in your daily work. After the show, you can download all the presentations using the link you will receive at the MicroApp Theater.

The Industry Workshops are two-hours each in duration, with one or more presentations. They are awarded to a single company or group of companies to discuss a specific technical topic in much greater depth than the MicroApps seminars, possibly with live demonstrations and attendee participation. The Industry Workshops are held in a classroom setting, and are open to all registered IMS2019 attendees.

Microwave Journal is a proud sponsor of MicroApps and the press lounge located in Room 104AB of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. As a service to IMS2019 press attendees and exhibitors, IMS will provide a media interview room adjacent to the press lounge. We hope that everyone will attend IMS2019 in Microwave Journal’s headquarters’ hometown of Boston.

New Startup Pavilion: Startups and Corporations Collaborate

Ryan Lagoy, Starry and
Janet Nguyen, Lockheed Martin

BCEC Exhibition Floor (Source: MCAA).

New to IMS2019, the Boston Steering Committee is hosting the Startup Pavilion - a stand-out Exhibition floor space dedicated specifically for startup company booths. A series of events will also be held during the course of the week that embodies the excitement and passion startups are known for. With the rise of many successful startups, students, professionals and even large companies have shown interest in the unique contributions these companies have to offer. Since Boston is the hub for innovative, young companies and prominent entrepreneurs, IMS2019 is the perfect opportunity for the Steering Committee to kick off this new component of IMS.

The Startup Pavilion is centered around an exclusive space on the Exhibition floor for young companies to promote their products and technology through interactive demonstrations and open conversations with conference attendees, including other exhibitors. The Startup Pavilion is strategically located next to the popular and highly visible MicroApps Theater to ensure large crowds while the Exhibition floor is open. There will also be an Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP)talk given by patent agent Michele Moresco, Ph.D., including common misconceptions and best practices. He will address questions such as: What rights does a patent provide? When should I file a patent appliction? Can a patent be obtained worldwide?

In addition to the physical Pavilion booth space, there will be two startup-themed events that will be held in the afternoons at the adjacent MicroApps Theater: a panel session and mini startup pitching competition. The panel and Q&A session consists of carefully selected panelists who will discuss the mutual benefits of collaboration between large corporations and startup companies. The panel session is formatted to encourage dialogue with the audience, so please be ready to share your burning questions. Panelists will include representatives from Techstars Boston, Starry, BAE Systems and the government.

Finally, a one-hour mini startup competition, “The Next Top Startup,” will be held, where small companies, students and even creative individuals can pitch their ideas to judges for prizes and fame in front of the MicroApps Theater audience. The judges are from all areas of the startup ecosystem, including investment firms, tech startup incubators and experts in RF technologies, including Cliff Hirsch from Pinestream Consulting, Jacques Benkoski from US Venture Partners and Craig Mullett from Branison Group LLC. The judges will provide valuable feedback from their wealth of experience, and the participants will get the opportunity to show off their products and ideas to Exhibition attendees. The startups will compete for various prizes and the title of “Best Startup of IMS2019.”

Startup Panel
MicroApps Theater, Tuesday, June 4,
3:45-5:00 p.m.

Startup Pitch
MicroApps Theater, Wednesday, June 5, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

YP Lounge, Thursday, June 6,
1:00-2:00 p.m.