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The following is a list of global conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. A list of regional shows, technical conferences, seminars and training meetings generally appears in the second issue of each month.

1997

March 24-26 — Molding '97 in New Orleans, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507 or fax (313) 420-2280.

March 24-26 — Medical Design & Manufacturing Orlando, sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. Contact (310) 392-5509 or fax (310) 392-1557.

March 24-26 — MexCon '97 in San Diego, sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute. Contact (212) 661-8740 or fax (212) 661-6677.

March 24-27 — Packaging Beyond 2000 in Melbourne, Australia, organized by PR Conference Consultants. Contact +61 (3) 9816-9111 or fax +61 (3) 9816-9287.

March 26-28 — Exporec 97 International Recycling Exhibition in Paris. Contact Exporec Mack-Brooks (France) Ltd. in Hatfield, England, at +44 (1707) 27 56 41 or fax +44 (1707) 27 55 44.

April 1-4 — PFP China '97, Packaging & Food Processing Machinery Exhibition, in Shanghai, China, organized by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5393 or fax (203) 840-9570.

April 2 — PlastiConn 97 in Plantsville, Conn., sponsored by the Connecticut Plastics Council. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. at (617) 932-0012 or fax (617) 932-2962.

April 2-4 — Packaging Strategies '97 in Atlanta, sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220 or fax (610) 436-6277.

April 4-5 — Truck & Auto Accessories Expo, sponsored by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, in Baltimore. Contact Epic Enterprises at (619) 294-2999 or fax (619) 294-6699.

April 7-8 — Wilson Forum on Existing & Potential Applications of Composite Materials in the Infrastructure in San Diego, sponsored by Wilson Composite Group Inc. Contact (916) 989-4812.

April 7-8 — EDC/VCM/PVC '97 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Centre for Management Technology. Contact +65 345-7322, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail cmt@pacific.net.sg.

April 7-9 — Total Life Cycle conference and exposition, ``Life Cycle in Business Decision Making and Government Policies,'' in Auburn Hills, Mich., organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (412) 772-8539 or fax (412) 776-0869.

April 7-10 — EnV'97, environmental vehicles conference and exposition, in Detroit, co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International Inc. and the Engineering Society. Contact (412) 772-7131, fax (412) 776-0002 or e-mail meetings@sae.org.

April 7-10 — United New Generation Vehicles Conference & Exhibition —Composites, Coatings & Concepts in Detroit, sponsored by the Engineering Society. Contact (810) 355-2910.

April 7-10 — AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at (703) 264-7500, fax (703) 264-7551 or e-mail custserv@aiaa.org.

April 7-12 — Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute spring meeting in Naples, Fla. Contact (703) 243-8555, fax (703) 243-8556 or e-mail bkilduff@pmmi.noli.com.

April 8-9 — Metallocenes Europe '97 International Metallocene Polymer Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany. Contact Schotland Business Research at (609) 466-9191 or fax (609) 466-8833.

April 12-16 — Polyurethane Manufacturers Association spring meeting in Houston. Contact (630) 858-2670 or fax (630) 790-3095.

April 12-17 — Society of Vacuum Coaters annual technical conference in New Orleans. Contact (505) 856-7188, fax (505) 856-6716 or e-mail svcinfo@svc.org.

April 14-15 — Bev-Pak Americas '97 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sponsored by Directions 21 Inc. Contact (941) 925-2188, fax (941) 923-6227 or e-mail weg@bev-pak.com.

April 14-15 — Composites Fabricators Association board meeting in Washington. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info@cf-hq.org.

April 14-16 — Structural Plastics '97 in Irvine, Calif., sponsored by the Structural Plastics Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Contact (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail spd@socplas.org.

April 14-17 — CMM International '97 converting exposition in Chicago, sponsored by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346-1400 or fax (201) 346-1602.

April 15-17 — Twin Cities '97 Exposition and Conference, machine tool and metalworking exposition, in Minneapolis, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Machine Tool Distributors Association. Contact SME at (313) 271-1500 or fax (313) 271-2861.

April 15-17 — Interphex, forum for the pharmaceutical industry, in Philadelphia, organized by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5886 or fax (203) 840-9886.

April 16 — Pennsylvania Plastics Industry Summit in Harrisburg, Pa., co-sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., the American Plastics Council and Pennsylvania. Contact SPI at (202) 974-5200 or fax (202) 296-7005.

April 22-24 — Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '97 Conference & Exposition in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 629, or fax (313) 271-2861.

April 22-26 — Scanplast 97 in Göteborg, Sweden. Contact SvenskConsult at +46 (61) 9664-3567, fax +46 (61) 9664-3569 or e-mail scanplast@swefair.se

April 23-24 — Plastics, Packaging and Recycling Symposium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Contact (805) 756-2119 or fax (805) 756-5485.

April 23-25 — SAMPE Europe conference and exhibition in Paris, organized by JEC Paris and the Society for the Advancement of Materials & Process Engineering. Contact +41 (61) 795 06 36 or fax +41 (61) 791 09 93.

April 28-30 — PMMI Packaging Productivity Forum in Itasca, Ill., sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555 or fax (703) 243-8556.

April 28-May 2 — ANTEC '97 ``Plastics: Saving Planet Earth'' in Toronto, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775-0471 or fax (203) 775-8490.

April 30-May 4 — Society for Biomaterials annual meeting in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium in New Orleans. Contact (612) 927-8108 or fax (612) 927-8127.

May 5-7 — Machinery Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s spring meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact Sharon McGarvey at (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail wbishop@socplas.org.

May 5-8 — International SAMPE Symposium/Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.

May 5-10 — Plast 97, international plastics and rubber exhibition, in Milan, Italy. Contact +39 (2) 57 51 27 00 or fax +39 (2) 57 51 24 90.

May 6-7 — Polyethylene '97 in Milan, Italy, sponsored by Maack Business Services. Contact +41 (1) 781 30 40 or fax +41 (1) 781 15 69.

May 6-8 — Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo in Detroit, produced by Automotive & Transportation Interiors. Contact (847) 290-0770 or fax (847) 290-0771.

May 6-8 — Southpack '97 in Atlanta, sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5884 or fax (203) 840-9884.

May 12-15 — International Automotive Manufacturing Conference & Exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (412) 772-7148, fax (412) 776-4955 or e-mail profdev@sae.org.

May 13-15 — MotionExpo Spring '97 in Detroit, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 891-3160, fax (216) 826-2801 or e-mail motionexpo@advanstar-expos.com.