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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

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.

May 13-16 — ExpoPak de las Américas in Mexico City, sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555, fax (703) 243-8556 or e-mail bkilduff@pmmi.noli. com.

May 14-17 — Rubber & Plastic '97 — Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Contact Top Repute Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong at +852 2851 8603 or fax +852 2851 8637.

May 14-16 — Autofact Asia '97 in Suntec City, Malaysia, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500 or fax (313) 271-2861.

May 14-16 — Flexpo '97 in San Antonio, sponsored by Chemical Market Resources Inc. Contact (281) 333-3313 or fax (281) 333-3361.

May 15-16 — Metallocenes Asia '97 International Metallocene Polymer Congress in Singapore. Contact Schotland Business Research at (609) 466-9191 or fax (609) 466-8833.

May 16 — Northeast Recycling Investment Forum in New York City. Contact Mary Ann Remolador of Northeast Recycling Council at (802) 254-3636, fax (802) 254-5870 or e-mail nerc@sover. net.

May 18-20 — Plastic Bag Association spring meeting in Captiva Island, Fla. Contact (212) 661-4261 or fax (212) 370-9047.

May 20 — Instrument Society of America Boston Section trade show in Boxborough, Mass. Contact Christopher Hack at (508) 435-5558 or e-mail cbhack@worldnet.att.net.

May 20-24 — InterChinapack 97 in Beijing. Contact Dusseldorf Trade Shows Inc. at (312) 781-5180 or fax (312) 781-5188.

May 22-25 — Propak 97 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by Overseas Exhibition Services. Contact +44 (171) 486-1951 or fax +44 (171) 413-8277.

May 27-29 — Made in USA 97 in Brussels, Belgium, sponsored by Extraco bvba. Contact +32 (9) 282 30 80 or fax +32 (9) 282 90 90.

May 29-30 — Western Composites Conference in Reno, Nev., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa- hq.org.

June 1-2 — RotoConference '97 in Birmingham, England, sponsored by the Association of Rotational Molders. Contact (630) 571-0611 or fax (630) 571-0616.

June 1-4 — International Conference on Web Handling in Stillwater, Okla., organized by Oklahoma State University. Contact (405) 744-9218, fax (405) 744-5369 or e-mail psloan@okway.okstate.edu.

June 3-5 — Medical Design & Manufacturing East 97 in New York, sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry. Contact Canon Communications Inc. at (310) 392-5509 or fax (310) 392-1557.

June 3-5 — Replitech International in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by Knowledge Industry Publications Inc. Contact (914) 328-9157 or fax (914) 328- 2020.

June 4-5 — MetCon'97: Polymers in Transition in Houston, sponsored by the Catalyst Group Inc. Contact (215) 628-4447 or fax (215) 628-2267.

June 4-5 — Nova-Pack '97, World Congress on Polyester Food & Beverage Packaging Innovations, in Mainz, Germany, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466- 9191, fax (609) 466-8833 or e-mail schotbusplastics newsyberenet.net.

June 9-11 — Annual International Conference on the Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers in Luzern, Switzerland, organized by the Institute of Materials Science. Contact (914) 255-0757, fax (914) 255-0978 or e-mail ims@mhv.net.

June 9-11 — HBA Global Expo, health, beauty and personal-care exposition, in New York, managed by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346- 1400 or fax (201) 346-1532.

June 9-11 — NeoCon 97, trade fair for interior design, facilities management and workplace communications, in Chicago, organized by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. Contact (312) 527-7600 or fax 527-7782.

June 10-13 — Polymer Processing Society's annual meeting in Secaucus, N.J. Contact (201) 216-8284, fax (201) 216-8243 or e-mail pps@ppi.stevens- tech.edu.

June 12-15 — Aviplast '97, international plastics exposition, in Caracas, Venezuela. Contact +58 (2) 263-4244 or fax +58 (2) 261-0095.

June 16-17 — Metallocene Technology '97 in Chicago, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507 or fax (313) 420-2280.

June 16-19 — Chinaplastics 97 in Shanghai, China, sponsored by Blenheim International Inc. Contact (201) 346-2050 or fax (201) 346-1605.

June 16-20 — NPE 1997, international plastics exposition, in Chicago, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Contact (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail tradeshows@ socplas.org.

June 19-20 — North East Composites Conference in Union City, Pa., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa- info@cfa-hq.org.

June 25-28 — South China International Plastics and Packaging in Guangzhou, China, organized by Paper Communications. Contact +852 2763-9012 or fax +852 2341-0379.

June 26-27 — Southeast Composites Conference in Durham, N.C., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info@ cfa-hq.org.

June 26-29 — Construction Specifications Institute's convention and exhibit in Orlando, Fla. Contact (703) 684-0300, fax (703) 684-0465 or e-mail csimail@csinet.org.