Events and Awards

January 15

Plastics in Automotive- Jan 2018

Plastics News’ fourth annual Plastics in Automotive conference, to be held Jan. 15-16, 2018, at the Marriott Renaissance Center Detroit, will look at how this reimagined automotive market will affect the plastics industry and its longer-term navigation. The conference will provide attendees a roadmap to 2040 and how the plastics industry will help drive new automotive experiences.


October 2018 - Chicago

Plastics News Financial Summit- Oct 2018

The bottom line is that financial executives at many processing and supplier companies make the difference in operations, growth and market effectiveness. Join the only conference geared to those managing financial operations in the plastics industry at the Plastics Financial Summit on Oct. 23-24, 2018, in Chicago. With sessions covering both operations and acquisitions, this conference will feature a diverse lineup of executives from top processors, investment banking and equity firms, consultants and others discussing innovative and necessary approaches to financial success. Plus, learn who will be Plastics News’ 2018 CFO of the Year.

October 2018 - Chicago

Women Breaking the Mold- Oct 2018

One of the plastics industry’s most pressing 21st century topics is that of empowering women to take positions of responsibility and top management at manufacturing and supplier firms. Plastics News has responded with its annual Women Breaking the Mold event, held Oct 22-23, 2018, in Chicago, with a full day of sessions and an abundance of networking activities to energize female professionals and their male mentors and to support the further pathway to success for those navigating this path. With an agenda featuring role models providing strategies and inspiration, as well as discussions on key issues and trends, this conference is not to be missed by any company considering hwo to attract and retain key female workers.

October 2017

Fireside Chat #6: Disruptors & New Opportunities from Medical Device Tech

The future of plastics in healthcare is now. In this Fireside Chat, Josh Blackmore, global healthcare manager for the M. Holland Company and Benjamin Bouchard vice president, international business development and managing director - China of GW Plastics, Inc. will dive into the technology-driven advancements early adaptors need to know. They will cover the progress being made in medical device development, materials and molding.