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The following is a list of global conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. 2000

May 8-9 — Asia Polyester & Synthetic Fibres 2000 in Singapore. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 346-9132, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail jolene@cmtsp.com.sg.

May 8-10 — International Symposium on Electronics & the Environment in San Francisco, organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Contact (732) 562-6828, fax (732) 456-6447 or e-mail iseereg2000@ ieee.org.

May 8-13 — Plast 2000 in Milan, Italy. Contact Enfiplast at +39 (2) 8228-3743 or fax +39 (2) 5751-2490.

May 9-11 — Motion Control Expo in Anaheim, Calif., produced and managed by Advanstar Communications. Contact (203) 882-1300, ext. 173, or fax (203) 882-1800 or e-mail jdunkel@ advanstar.com.

May 10-11 — Asia Pacific PET Markets 2000 in Singapore. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 345-7322, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail dawn@cmtsp.com.sg.

May 11 — Industrial Research and Development Institute general meeting in Midland, Ontario. Contact (705) 526-2163 or fax (705) 526-2701.

May 11-12 — SPI West — Western Plastics Processors Forum 2000 in Coronado, Calif. Contact (949) 261-6979 or fax (949) 261-6959.

May 14-16 — SPI Fluoropolymers Division conference in Maui, Hawaii. Contact (202) 974-5200 or fax (202) 296-7005.

May 15-16 — Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Conference in San Diego, sponsored by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. Contact Mary Farr at (916) 255-3286 or e-mail mfarr@ciwmb.ca.gov.

May 15-16 — Alliancing & Outsourcing in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Sectors in Singapore. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 346-9132, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail jolene@cmtsp.com.sg.

May 16-17 — Foamplas 2000 in Chicago, organized by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466-9191, fax (609) 466-8833 or e-mail info@ schotland.com.

May 16-18 — Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo in Detroit, produced by Shore-Varrone Inc. Contact (404) 252-8831 or fax (404) 252-4436.

May 16-19 — ProPak China 2000 in Shanghai, China, sponsored by Overseas Exhibition Services Ltd. Contact +44 (171) 862-2069, fax +44 (171) 862-2068 or e-mail aridgway@montnet.com.

May 18-19 — Polyurethane Foam Association meeting in Arlington, Va. Contact (973) 633-9044 or fax (973) 628-8986.

May 18-20 — Plastics Forum 2000 in Brussels, Belgium, organized by EuPC. Contact +32 (2) 732-4124, fax +32 (2) 732-4218 or e-mail eupc@skynet.be.

May 18-20 — Machinery and Services Xpo, a trade show for used, rebuilt and remanufactured machinery and related services, in Greenville, S.C. Contact Face 2 Face Media LLC at (312) 467-7072 or fax (312) 467-9432.

May 21-25 — SAMPE 2000 International Symposium and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif., sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. Contact (800) 562-7360, ext. 610, or e-mail sampereg@ aol.com.

May 23-25 — EastPack 2000 in Philadelphia, organized by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5662, fax (203) 840-9662 or e-mail us-shows@reedex po.com.

May 24-26 — Plastpol 2000, international fair of plastics and rubber processing, in Kielce, Poland. Contact Trade Center Kielce at +48 (41) 366-0605 or fax +48 (41) 345-6261.

May 24-27 — PlasPak China in Shanghai, China, organized by Overseas Exhibition Services Ltd. Contact +44 (171) 862-2093, fax +44 (171) 862-2098 or e-mail mszandrowski@montnet.com.

May 29-30 — Asia Webcast 2000 in Singapore. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 346-9132, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail jolene@cm tsp.com.sg.

May 31 — SPI West — Northern California Moldmakers Trade Fair in Foster.City, Calif. Contact (949) 261-6979 or fax (949) 261-6959.

June 1-2 — Central & Eastern Europe PET Markets in Beijing. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 346-9132, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail jolene@cmtsp.com.sg.

June 3-8 — International Seminar on the Technology of Inherently Conductive Polymers in Napa, Calif. Contact Matt Aldissi at (813) 854-4332 or fax (813) 854-5596.

June 3-8 — Wire Expo 2000, technical symposium and Wire Association International convention, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact (203) 453-2777 or fax (203) 453-8384.

June 6-7 — Biodegradable Plastics 2000 in Frankfurt, Germany, organized by European Plastics News. Contact +44 (20) 7505-8564 or fax +22 (20) 7505-8566.

June 6-8 — Engineering Thermoplastics 2000 in Zurich, Switzerland, organized by Maack Business Services +41 (1) 781-3040, fax +41 (1) 781-1569 or e-mail MBSpolymer@bluewin.ch.

June 6-8 — Medical Design and Manufacturing East in New York. Contact Canon Communications LLC at (310) 445-4200 or fax (310) 996-9429.

June 6-10 — Plastics & Rubber 2000 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact Overseas Exhibitions Services Ltd. at +44 (171) 862-2061, fax +44 (171) 862-2068 or e-mail pmarch@montnet.com.

June 6-10 — Printing and Packaging 2000 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Contact Overseas Exhibitions Services Ltd. at +44 (171) 862-2061, fax +44 (171) 862-2068 or e-mail pmarch@ montnet.com.

June 8-9 — MetCon2000, "Platforms in Single-Site Catalysis," in Houston. Contact Catalyst Group at (215) 628-4447, fax (215) 628-2267 or e-mail cnf@cata lystgrp.com.

June 8-9 — Central & Eastern Europe PET Markets in Prague, Czech Republic. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 346-9132, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail jolene@cmtsp.com.sg.

June 12-13 — CatCon 2000, catalyst industry conference, in Houston. Contact Catalyst Group at (215) 628-4447, fax (215) 628-2267 or e-mail cnf@cata lystgrp.com.

June 12-13 — International Conference on the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries of Russia in Vienna, Austria. Contact Global Business Forums (UK) Ltd. at +44 (20) 8960-3822, fax +44 (20) 8960-3899 or e-mail gbusforums@ aol.com.

June 12-13 — Asia-America Petrochemicals Conference in Galveston, Texas. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 345-7322, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail dawn@cmtsp.com.sg.

June 13-15 — Replitech North America in Miami Beach, Fla., organized by Knowledge Industry Publications Inc. Contact (800) 800-5474 or (914) 328-9157, fax (914) 328-2020 or e-mail christopher.salem@kipi.com.

June 13-15 — Nepcon East/Electro in Boston, organized by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5656 or e-mail inquiry@nepcon.reedexpo.com.

June 14-16 — Colorants for Plastics Asia 2000 — Performance Materials for the New Millennium in Hong Kong, sponsored by Intertech Corp. Contact (207) 781-9800, fax (207) 781-2150 or fax info@intertechusa.com.

June 14-17 — ProPak Asia 2000 in Bangkok, Thailand. Contact Overseas Exhibitions Services Ltd. at +44 (171) 862-2069, fax +44 (171) 862-2068 or e-mail pmarch@montnet.com.

June 15-16 — Stand-Up Pouches 2000 in Tampa, Fla., organized by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220, ext. 19, fax (610) 436-6227 or e-mail meet ings@packstrat.com.

June 19-23 — NPE 2000 in Chicago. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. at (202) 974-5235 or fax (202) 296-7243.

June 21-24 — Plastics & Rubber Philippines 2000 in Manila. Contact Overseas Exhibitions Services Ltd. at +44 (171) 862-2061, fax +44 (171) 862-2068 or e-mail pmarch@montnet.com.

June 22-23 — Asia Petrochemicals Summit 2000 in Bangkok, Thailand. Contact Centre for Management Technologies at +65 345-7322, fax +65 345-5928 or e-mail dawn@cmtsp.com.sg.

June 22-24 — Machinery and Services Xpo, a trade show for used, rebuilt and remanufactured machinery and related services, in Lansing, Mich. Contact Face 2 Face Media LLC at (312) 467-7072 or fax (312) 467-9432.

June 26-30 — Rosupak 2000 Exhibition in Moscow, sponsored by Sokolniki. Contact +7 (95) 268-7605, fax +7 (95) 268-0891 or e-mail exsokol@online.ru.

July 4-6 — Masterbatch 2000 Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, organized by Applied Market Information Ltd. Contact +44 (117) 924-9442, fax +44 (117) 989-2128 or e-mail hs@ami plastics.com.

July 4-8 — Chinaplas 2000 in Shanghai, China, sponsored by Euromap. Contact +49 (69) 6603-1831 or fax +49 (69) 6603-1840.

July 13-14 — Japan SAMPE Technical Seminar in Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. Contact (800) 562-7360, ext. 610, or e-mail sampereg@aol.com.

July 16-18 — SPI Vinyl Formulators Division annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Contact Tina Kierzek at (202) 974-5234 or e-mail tkierzek@socplas.org.

July 19-20 — LatinPack Y2K in Mexico City. Contact tel./fax (847) 577-2435 or e-mail latinpack@yahoo.com.

July 22-24 — Expo2000, international lawn, garden and power equipment expo, in Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Contact Sellers Expositions at (502) 558-8767 or fax (502) 562-1970.

Aug. 7-11 — University of Michigan Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Mich. Contact (313) 647-9096 or fax (313) 764-5592.

Aug. 23-24 — DVD 2000 Conference in Universal City, Calif., sponsored by the International Recording Media Association. Contact (609) 279-1700 or fax (609) 279-1999.

Aug. 23-25 — FlexPo2000, flexible polymer international competition opportunities, in Houston, sponsored by Chemical Market Resources Inc. Contact (281) 333-3313, fax (281) 333-3361 or e-mail flexpo@cmrhoutex.com.

Aug. 23-26 — AIE 2000, Asian Industrial Expo, in Hong Kong, organized by Business & Industrial Trade Fairs Ltd. Contact +852 286-52633, fax +852 286-61770 or e-mail promotion@bitf.com.hk.

Sept. 5-7 — PU China 2000 in Shanghai, China, sponsored by Urethanes Technology and Crain Communications Inc. Contact Jennifer Poda at (330) 865-6109, fax (330) 836-1005 or e-mail jpoda@crain.com.

Sept. 5-8 — Plastimagen/Transplast 2000 in Mexico City. Contact OPREX at +52 (5) 785-7553, fax +52 (5) 785-7638 or e-mail inform@oprex.com.mx.

Sept. 9-12 — SPE Thermoformers Conference & Exhibition in Columbus, Ohio, organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers. For more information contact Don Kruschke at (440) 498-4000 or fax (440) 498-4001.

Sept. 11-13 — High Performance Pigments 2000 in Berlin, Germany. Contact Intertech in Portland, Maine, at (207) 781-9000, fax (207) 781-2150 or e-mail info@intertechusa.com.

Sept. 11-13 — Hybrid Vehicles Conference in Windsor, Ontario, organized by Intertech Corp. Contact (207) 781-9800, fax (207) 781-2150 or fax info@ intertechusa.com.

Sept. 12-14 — Auto-Tech 2000 in Detroit, sponsored by Automotive Industry Action Group. Contact (248) 358-3570 or fax (248) 358-3253.

Sept. 12-14 — International Body Engineering Conference in Turin, Italy, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (724) 772-7131 or fax (724) 776-0006.

Sept. 12-14 — Polypropylene 2000 in Zurich, Switzerland, organized by Maack Business Services +41 (1) 781-3040, fax +41 (1) 781-1569 or e-mail MBSpolymer@bluewin.ch.

Sept. 12-14 — Plastics Show in Ontario, Calif. Contact Becky Lerew at (216) 941-7056 or e-mail blerew@aip.com.

Sept. 12-15 — Pack Expo Brazil 2000 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, organized by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555, fax (703) 243-8556 or e-mail laura@ pmmi.org.

Sept. 18-19 — PET Strategies 2000 in Atlanta, organized by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220, ext. 19, or fax (610) 436-6277.

Sept. 19-21 — Sensors Expo in Detroit, organized by Advanstar Communications. Contact (203) 882-1300 or fax (203) 882-1800.

Sept. 21-23 — Joint conference of SPI's Pacific Northwest Chapter and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association in Whistler, British Columbia. Contact (949) 261-6979 or fax (949) 261-6959.

Sept. 23-27 — Plasticulture 2000, congress and conference for plastics in agriculture, in Hershey, Pa. Contact the American Society for Plasticulture at (814) 238-7045, fax (814) 238-7051 or e-mail peh4@psu.edu.

Sept. 27-28 — OEMBoston, including OEMed and OEMElectronics Show, in Boston, organized by Canon Communications LLC. Contact (310) 445-4200, fax (310) 445-3700 or e-mail feedback@ cancom.com.

Sept. 27-30 — Composites 2000 in Las Vegas, organized by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 525-0511, fax (703) 525-0743 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hd.org.

Oct. 2-4 — Medical Plastics 2000 in Chicago, organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers Medical Plastics Division and the Chicago Section. Contact (847) 991-4629, fax (847) 202-0590 or e-mail spechicago@aol.com.

Oct. 3-7 — Tokyo Pack 2000 in Tokyo, sponsored by the Japan Packaging Institute. Contact +81 (3) 3543-1189, fax +81 (3) 3543-8970 or e-mail furuya@jpi.or.jp.

Oct. 4-6 — SPI Epoxy Resin Formulators Division fall conference in Las Vegas. Contact (202) 974-5234 or fax (202) 296-7005.

Oct. 4-8 — International Association of Plastics Distributors Convention in Phoenix. Contact (913) 345-1005 or fax (913) 345-1006.

Oct. 5-8 — M-Plas, international plastics and rubber trade fair for Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by Messe Dusseldorf Asia Pte. Ltd. Contact (312) 781-5180, fax (312) 781-5188 or e-mail info@mdna.com.

Oct. 8-11 — Polyurethane 2000 in Boston, organized by the American Plastics Council's Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry. Contact Cindy Kong (703) 253-0655 or fax (703) 253-0701.

Oct. 11-12 — Vinyltec 2000, processing of PVC resins, PVC additives, regulatory and legislative, in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Philadelphia Section Vinyl Division. Contact Lewis Weisfeld at (215) 567-7235 or e-mail lweisfeld@ aol.com.

Oct. 11-13 — Medtec in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, organized by Canon Communications LLC. Contact (310) 392-5509 or fax (310) 392-1557.

Oct. 12-13 — SPI Polyurethane Foam Association meeting in Newport, R.I. Contact L.H. Peters at (973) 633-9044.

Oct. 12-14 — Procon 2000, the Society of Plastics Engineers processors conference, in Cincinnati. Contact (203) 775-0471 or fax (203) 740-2671.

Oct. 13-18 — Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association semiannual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Contact (630) 858-6540 or fax (630) 790-3095.

Oct. 15-17 — Association of Rotational Molders fall meeting in Atlanta. Contact (630) 571-0611, fax (630) 571-0616 or e-mail 104360.240@compuserve.com.

Oct. 15-18 — Executive Forum 2001 in San Antonio, Texas, organized by Plastics News. Contact (330) 865-6134, fax (330) 836-2365 or e-mail nparks@ crain.com.

Oct. 15-18 — SPI Sheet Producers Division fall conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. Contact (202) 974-5234 or fax (202) 296-7005.

Oct. 16-18 — Speciality Plastic Films 2000 in Zurich, Switzerland, organized by Maack Business Services +41 (1) 781-3040, fax +41 (1) 781-1569 or e-mail MBSpolymer@bluewin.ch.