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  • Jan. 13-28, 2018

    NAIAS 2018

      Cobo Center, Detroit, MI


      Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

      NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

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  • Jan. 30-Feb. 01, 2018

    AMI Polyethylene Films 2018

      Coral Springs, FL


      Polyethylene Films 2018 looked in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments and how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

      Polyethylene Films 2018 offered lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and will provide a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference will provide all attendees the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

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  • Feb. 19-21, 2018

    Plastics Recycling 2018

  • Feb. 25-28, 2018

    SPE Society of Plastics Engineers International Polyolefin Conference 2018

      Hilton Houston North, Houston, TX

  • Apr. 10-12, 2018

    2018 North American Flexible Film and Bag Conference

  • Apr. 22-25, 2018

    TAPPI

      Charlotte, NC

  • May. 01, 2018

    Auto Epcon

      Troy Marriott, Troy, MI


      This conference is specifically designed to inform, update and educate the OEM and supplier communities about advances in both thermoset and thermoplastic engineering polymers. Learn how these widely used materials can help improve performance and productivity, while reducing cost and mass.

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  • May. 07-11, 2018

    NPE 2018

      Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL


      If your business is associated with plastics in any way, this is your “must-attend” event. As the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference, NPE® assembles the full array of products, tools, equipment and resources in one efficient venue, providing total coverage of the innovative solutions and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.


      NPE is produced and trademarked by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and has been a plastics leader for more than 70 years, unequaled in its ability to bring the entire industry together. Participants include buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets.

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  • May. 21-23, 2018

    WPA Western Plastics Association Annual Conference 2018

  • Jun. 12-14, 2018

    MD&M East

      New York, NY

  • Jun. 13-15, 2018

    Global Pouch Forum 2018

      Miami, FL


      Global Pouch Forum discovers the answers to these important questions, and many more, by offering packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art techniques, learn about the cutting-edge trends and developments, and discover business partners focused on a better, shared future.

      Known for its strong educational agenda, excellent networking opportunities and extensive flexible packaging exhibition space, the Forum attracts a loyal and growing attendance each year, drawing around 600 attendees in 2017.

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  • Jun. 27, 2018

    SPE Detroit Golf Outing

      Detroit, MI

  • Sep. 10, 2018

    SPE West Michigan Golf Outing

      Grand Rapids, MI

  • Oct. 07-10, 2018

    SPE Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference

      Troy Marriott, Troy, MI - Come Visit Our Booth


      The world’s leading forum on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) in automotive and ground transportation. This conference provides the latest innovative developments in transportation polyolefin's and growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE's) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV's).

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  • Oct. 14-17, 2018

    PackExpo 2018

      McCormick Place, Chicaco, IL


      PACK EXPO International is the Packaging Industry’s Main Event. Bringing together end users and suppliers from every packaged goods industry, PACK EXPO International is the largest packaging event in the world in 2018.

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  • Oct. 31-Nov. 01, 2018

    MD&M Minneapolis 2018

  • Oct. 31, 2018

    Entec's Scareducational Lunch & Learn

  • Nov. 13-14, 2018

    AMI Stretch & Shrink Film 2018

      Coral Springs, FL


      AMI is pleased to announce Stretch & Shrink Film US 2018, will take place on November 13-14 at Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort, Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

      The annual conference hosts brand owners, retailers, stretch and shrink film producers and distributors, raw material suppliers, alongside with research institutions and universities. The 13th annual program will look in detail at the strong demand from consumer industries. That, combined with a real competitive advantage against other plastics and traditional materials, stretch and shrink film has a rapidly increasing market demand. Furthermore, changes in logistic systems and greater promotions on film have stimulated growth.

      Stretch & Shrink Film 2018 will offer a lively interaction between an international panel of speakers and delegates, sure to stimulate debate in all sectors. The event will also provide a comprehensive overview of the latest material, technology, and market trends.

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  • Dec. 04-06, 2018

    AMI Compounding World Forum 2018

      Coral Springs, FL - Coffee Break Sponsors - Come Visit Us


      The 6th annual Compounding World Forum takes place December 4-6 at the Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort in sunny Coral Springs, Florida!


      Organized by AMI & Compounding World magazine, this exciting conference explores many of Compounding World's most popular themes in a live event. It covers business strategies and new materials technologies, and provides practical advice on getting the most from compounding lines. The primary focus is on the production of technical compounds based on engineering thermoplastics, performance polyolefins and thermoplastic elastomers.

      In the past 5 years Compounding World Forum strengthened its position as the leading meeting place for the international plastics compounding industry, attracting a total of over 910 attendees, and 200+ exhibitors.

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  • Jan. 14-27, 2019

    NAIAS 2019

      Detroit, MI


      Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

      NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

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  • Feb. 05-07, 2019

    MD&M West

      Anaheim, CA


      Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. In addition to more than 1,900 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more, MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America.

      MD&M West is a must-attend event for any medtech professional, and there's no other medtech event in North America as large or as comprehensive. Don't miss this showcase for practical applications of manufacturing technologies from the world's most innovative companies!

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  • Feb. 05-07, 2019

    AMI Polyethylene Films Conference

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL


      Polyethylene Films 2019 will look in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments and how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

      Polyethylene Films 2019 will offer a lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and will provide a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference provides all attendees the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

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  • Feb. 06, 2019

    MD&M West Brunch & Learn

      Topic: Material Approaches to Avoid ESCR Failures from Medical Disinfectants


      Join Entec at MD&M West, February 6th 2019 from 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM in room 211AB for an in-depth technical review of medical materials to address this issue, including unbiased and truly comparative testing data between dozens of opaque and transparent engineered resins to give you the straight answers and technical guidance needed to make an informed material decision to address this ESCR issue.

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  • Feb. 24-27, 2019

    International Polyolefins Conference

      Houston, Texas


      Over 700 technical and business professionals are expected to attend the conference organized by the South Texas SPE Section, the SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, the SPE Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, and the SPE Flexible Packaging Division. There will be over sixty exhibitor booths, Sunday afternoon Polyolefin tutorials, two evening networking socials, a student poster competition, and more than eighty papers covering multiple areas.

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  • Mar. 18-21, 2019

    ANTEC 2019

      Detroit, MI


      ANTEC® 2019, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. It’s where classroom theory connects with real world solutions.

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  • Mar. 26-28, 2019

    Foam Expo North America

      Novi, MI


      Foam Expo is North America's dedicated free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services.

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  • Apr. 09-11, 2019

    ICE USA

      Louisville, KY


      ICE USA is the leading event in the Americas for the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and other flexible web-based materials.

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  • Apr. 09-11, 2019

    North American Flexible Film & Bag Conference

      Dallas, Texas


      Companies involved in this important segment of the plastics industry come together to discuss the latest sustainability practices, sensational new supply chain solutions and innovative new technologies that are defining the success of our industry. Interact with peers and experienced leaders within interactive sessions and evening receptions.

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  • May. 07, 2019

    SPE AUTO EPCON

      Troy, Michigan


      Presented by SPE Detroit Section, SPE Automotive Division, and SPE Injection Molding Division.

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  • May. 08-09, 2019

    Compounding World Expo

      Cleveland, OH ~ Visit Our Booth #A441


      The international exhibition for plastics additives and compounding.

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  • May. 08-09, 2019

    AMI Plastics Extrusion World Expo

      Cleveland, Ohio


      The international exhibition for film, sheet, pipe and profile extrusion industry.

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  • May. 15-16, 2019

    BIOMEDevice Conference

      Boston, MA


      Explore the latest medtech trends and technologies at BIOMEDevice Boston, featuring two additional expos — Design & Manufacturing New England and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.

      Don't miss New England's largest medical technology event, featuring the most extensive showcase of medtech, design engineering, and embedded systems products from top companies, all on one floor.

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  • Jun. 11-13, 2019

    MD&M East

      New York, NY


      Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East is the east coast's largest medtech event offering professionals from companies including Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson a chance to see the latest technologies and solutions in biocompatible materials, components, assembly, contract manufacturing, and more.

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  • Jun. 11-13, 2019

    Global Pouch Forum

      Rosemont. IL


      The Global Pouch Forum offers consumer goods and packaging professionals the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art processes, learn about the cutting-edge trends and developments and find business partners focused on a better, shared and more productive future.

      In its 20+ years, Global Pouch Forum has a proven track record of delivering a strong educational agenda, excellent networking opportunities to foster powerful connections and an exposition area filled with blue chip packaging vendors and solution providers. The Forum attracts a loyal and growing attendance, consistently drawing over 600 industry stakeholders each year.

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  • Jun. 25, 2019

    SPE Detroit Annual Golf Outing

      West Bloomfield, MI


      Bay Pointe Golf Club

      4001 Haggerty Rd., West Bloomfield, MI

      Tuesday, June 25, 2019

      Time: 100:00 am - Shot Gun Start!

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  • Aug. 21, 2019

    11th Annual Sealed Air Charity Golf Tournament

      The Palisades Country Club


      The tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at The Palisades Country Club located at 13417 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28278. United Way fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our community. As a trusted leader, United Way has the relationships and influence needed to bring these individuals and organizations to the table and collaboratively address community-specific challenges with an emphasis on education, health and financial stability. Last year, the tournament raised over $83,000 to support United Way of Central Carolinas in building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic need support across our region. Only 13.8% of funds raised by the United Way are used for fundraising and administration, making it among the lowest overhead costs of any nonprofit in the nation. For that reason, Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has awarded the United Way its highest four-star rating.

  • Sep. 04-06, 2019

    SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

      Novi, MI


      The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other ground transportation applications. ACCE is the world’s leading automotive composites forum. The event provides excellent networking opportunities and draws over 800 speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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  • Sep. 10-12, 2019

    The Battery Show

      Novi, MI


      Each year, engineers, innovators, and thought leaders converge in Novi, Michigan, for a conference and expo focused on keeping up with the fast-moving advanced battery and automotive industries.

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  • Sep. 23-25, 2019

    PACK EXPO 2019

      Las Vegas, NV


      Bringing packaging suppliers together with end users from every vertical industry, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 will be the largest, most comprehensive packaging event of the year.

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  • Oct. 06-09, 2019

    SPE Automotive TPO Conference

      Troy, MI ~ Dennison Room Booth 23


      SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference is the world’s leading forum on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) in automotive and ground transportation. This conference provides the latest innovative developments in transportation polyolefin's and growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE's) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV's).

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  • Oct. 23-24, 2019

    MD&M Minneapolis

      Minneapolis, MN


      Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis connects you with top industry experts. But that’s true of other trade shows. What sets MD&M Minneapolis apart is that it’s actually five complementary events in one. The definitive event of the medtech industry, MD&M Minneapolis empowers its attendees to access expertise across the supply chain. The heart of this show, now in its 25th year, is not only connecting you with innovators in medtech, but also giving you access to industry leaders in 3D printing, biocompatible materials, plastics manufacturing, robotics, and automation, to name a few.

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  • Feb. 04-06, 2020

    AMI's Polyethylene Films Conference

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL


      The 18th edition of AMI's Polyethylene Films conference will take place February 4-6, 2020 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

      Polyethylene Films 2020 will look in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments of the industry. It will analyze how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

      Polyethylene Films 2020 offers a lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and provides a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference provide all attendees the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

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  • Feb. 11-13, 2020

    MD&M West

      Anaheim, CA


      MD&M West is the most comprehensive medical manufacturing conference in the U.S., taking place in one of the world's largest hubs for medical device innovation — Southern California. This year's conference features a curated program of sessions, panels, and workshops covering disruptive design, new materials, 3D printing, robotics & automation, regulatory guidance, and more.

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  • Apr. 28, 2020

    SPE Auto Epcon 2020

      Troy, MI


      This conference is specifically designed to inform, update and educate the OEM and supplier communities about advances in both thermoset and thermoplastic engineering polymers. Learn how these widely used materials can help improve performance and productivity, while reducing cost and mass.

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  • Jun. 09-20, 2020

    NAIAS 2020

      Detroit, MI


      Witnessing the premiere of a newly designed vehicle is one thing. The opportunity to take it for a spin is another. From concepts to concerts, there will be more to experience than ever before at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in June 2020. It’s going to be an event like the automotive world has never seen before.

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  • Oct. 04-07, 2020

    SPE Automotive TPO Conference 2020

      Troy, MI


      SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference is the world’s leading forum on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) in automotive and ground transportation. This conference provides the latest innovative developments in transportation polyolefin's and growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE's) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV's).

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  • Nov. 04-05, 2020

    Plastics Compounding World Expo 2020

      Cleveland, OH


      The international exhibition for plastics additives and compounding.

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  • Nov. 08-11, 2020

    Pack Expo 2020

      Chicago, IL


      The Packaging Industry’s Main Event | McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

      PACK EXPO International & co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo will bring together:

      • 45,000 attendees from across 40+ vertical industries
      • 2,500 exhibitors showcasing their latest packaging solutions
      • 1.2 million net square feet of exhibits—many displaying full-scale machinery in action
      • Free educational sessions in venues on the show floor

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  • May. 17-21, 2021

    NPE 2021

      Orlando, FL


      If your business is associated with plastics in any way, this is your “must-attend” event. As the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference, NPE® assembles the full array of products, tools, equipment and resources in one efficient venue, providing total coverage of the innovative solutions and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.


      NPE is produced and trademarked by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and has been a plastics leader for more than 70 years, unequaled in its ability to bring the entire industry together. Participants include buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets.

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