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The future belongs to the young. Plastics News and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will celebrate this – along with a little history – by hosting a new gala event, “The Future Is Plastics.” Scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, “The Future Is Plastics” will recognize innovation in manufacturing as well as the accomplishments of rising young professionals.

“The Future Is Plastics” will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Detroit and will feature special presentations, a reception to toast SPE’s 75th anniversary and a chance to meet many veteran and young leaders in the plastics industry. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Highlights at “The Future Is Plastics” include a presentation by Christina Keller, head of CK Technologies, the largest division of plastics processing powerhouse Cascade Engineering. In addition, Plastics News will recognize its incoming class of Rising Stars. This will be the fourth class of Rising Stars, professionals in the plastics industry under 40 years old who are already contributing significantly to their respective organizations. Former Rising Stars are encouraged to attend. In addition, two more speakers will be announced soon. The welcome reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and a cocktail reception will conclude the evening.

The city of Detroit is the ideal location for this event. Detroit is the birthplace of SPE and remains home to its largest membership chapter. In addition, Detroit is the headquarters for Plastics News and its parent company, Crain Communications Inc.

Plan to join SPE and Plastics News at this special industry gala and see where plastics’ future is headed.

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