Events are the cornerstone of Advantage Business Marketing's content offerings. We understand the significance of face-to-face meetings, so we conduct industry-specific conferences and events for professionals across the innovation and manufacturing spectrum. In today’s wired world, in-person meetings are a key ingredient in establishing long-term relationships and offer an unrivaled opportunity for education, information, and insight exchange.


Lab Design Conference

Since 2002, the Laboratory Design Conference has provided a dynamic educational and networking event for those involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing and operating laboratory facilities. Held each spring, the conference also marks the official announcement of the Laboratory of the Year winners, with in-depth discussions by the winning project teams.

Tours of exemplary lab facilities, including those to which attendees would not otherwise have access, are an integral part of the overall Lab Design Conference experience. Credits for presentations are available through the American Institute of Architects and are also offered as general CEUs for non-AIA members.

Scheduled simultaneously with the conference, the Laboratory Design expo allows attendees to learn about companies offering relevant products and services to the laboratory design industry. Social gatherings provide plenty of opportunity for relaxation and networking.

International Lab Design Conference

Due to intense interest from the global lab design community, the Laboratory Design Conference has launched an International Laboratory Design Conference to connect professionals from around the globe. This unique educational event provides the boldest and brightest innovators in lab design with a dedicated forum to collaborate, network and learn from one another. 

The conference focuses on Global ChallengesLab Design and Sustainability/Energy and addresses the specific needs of the U.S., European and other international markets. Important trends in laboratory design, architecture, engineering, construction, lab furnishings and more will be examined in a collaborative environment. 


R&D 100 Awards

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program since 1962, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. Each year, 100 winners in specified categories are selected as stand-out innovators in research and development. In addition, a Scientist and Innovator of the Year are selected by the R&D staff and presented onstage at the annual R&D 100 Gala. Any new technical product or process available for purchase or licensing during the specified timeline for the prior year is eligible to enter for a chance to make R&D history. Learn more about this illustrious program at


R&D 100 Conference

The R&D 100 Conference was launched in 2015 as an executive educational event that both celebrates the historic R&D 100 Awards and provides unique opportunities for R&D professionals to learn, network and collaborate. Throughout the R&D 100 Conference, cross-disciplinary sessions address a variety of important new developments. Keynote speakers and breakout dialogues provide R&D trends, case studies, and more as the conference creates collaborative spaces for sharing ideas and networking with industry peers.

Together, the R&D 100 Awards gala event and the R&D 100 Conference explore significant strides in R&D,  offering an enriching experience for R&D professionals of all levels and specialties.


Big 50 Industrial Distribution Conference & Awards Luncheon

Industrial Distribution’s biggest claim-to-fame, the Big 50 List showcases the 50 largest U.S.-based distributors of industrial products, based on their most recent full-year revenue. For non-publicly traded companies, Industrial Distribution utilizes results from an informational readership survey sent to past Big 50 participants. ID analyzes which companies moved up or down the list from last year, which companies joined and which were bumped off. 

The Big 50 will enjoy its first full conference and luncheon in 2018.


Coming Soon...

R&D 100 Innovation Summit (June 2019 in Austin, TX) 
Lab Design Conference - University Research Centers (Fall 2019)
International Lab Design Conference Asia - (2019/2020)