conferences and trade shows

Hello All,

Where do I.D. people go to find technology (specifically manufacturing techology, molding & extrusion, etc.) to recommend to their clients? Trade shows, conferences? Do you guys have a major technology show that you attend to learn about manufacturing techology or only via the internet? It seems that many I.D. firms recommend injection molders and extruders. Any feedback would be most appreciated.

K. Charlton