BOSTON - The Society of Plastics Engineers expects more than 5,000 people to attend the Annual Technical Conference, May 7-11 at Boston's Hynes Convention Center. Unlike with past ANTECs, SPE is trying to reach out to the broader industry beyond technicians and engineers to include marketing, management, designers and processors.
Scheduled keynote speakers include Gordon Lankton, president of Nypro Inc. of Clinton, Mass., who will address global competition in custom injection molding.
Robert Schad, president of machinery maker Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. of Bolton, Ontario, will discuss business in the year 2000.
ANTEC visitors also can attend sessions on topics such as the chlorine, recycling and world markets.
A special panel sponsored by SPE's Injection Molding Division will review gas-assisted injection molding. Also scheduled is a technology forum on ``The Role of Plastics in the Information Revolution.''
More than 150 exhibitors will display products and services at the ANTEC trade show. SPE, based in Brookfield, Conn., has 37,000 members worldwide.
Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471 for information.
Cleveland exhibition adda second show
CLEVELAND - Plastics Fair Cleveland, set for June 13-15 at Cleveland Convention Center, will include a new second show, Plasform '95, to cover sheet extrusion and thermoforming.
An extrusion and thermoforming line will be running, surrounded by related exhibits. Sessions on the industry segment also will be held.
Plastics Fair Cleveland also will include exhibits for other types of plastics processing.
For information, contact the show's sponsor, Advanstar Expositions in Cleveland at (800) 331-5706 or (216) 826-2882.
Construction group slates conference
MINNEAPOLIS - The largest U.S. exhibition of nonresidential construction products, materials and services will be on hand June 23-25 at the Annual Convention and Exhibit of the Construction Specifications Institute at Minneapolis Convention Center.
More than 500 companies exhibit at the conference, which also offers 30 education sessions.
Advance registration is $205.
CSI also will hold two seminars on ``Successful Strategies for Selling to Design Professionals,'' on May 11 in Cambridge, Mass., and May 23 in Charlotte, N.C. Cost is $295 for CSI members and $345 for non-members.
For information, contact CSI in Alexandria at (703) 684-0300.
Plastic bag group schedulse meeting
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The New York-based Plastic Bag Association will hold its spring meeting May 4-7 at Wild Dunes, a resort near Charleston.
For information, contact Holly Munter at PBA headquarters at (212) 661-4261.
CPI symposium looks at new technologies
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO - The Canadian Plastics Institute will hold its International Symposium on Developing Plastics Technology, set for May 3-4 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, during Plast-Ex '95 in Toronto.
The symposium will serve as a forum for business people and technical specialists to exchange ideas about technology.
For information, contact the Canadian Plastics Institute in Don Mills, Ontario, at (416) 441-3222.
SAMPE sponsoring exhibition in May
ANAHEIM, CALIF. - The International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition will be May 8-11 at Anaheim Convention Center. The theme is ``Materials Challenge Diversification and the Future.''
The sponsor is the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering.
ASM International will hold a concurrent conference, AeroMat '95.
Top industry executives will speak during the plenary session on the global economy's impact on the aerospace industry.
Contact SAMPE in Covina, Calif., at (818) 331-0616.
Meeting to feature Congress members
WASHINGTON - The Flexible Packaging Association and the Snack Food Association will examine their industries' prospects for regulatory relief during a legislative conference May 16-17 in Washington.
Industry leaders will be updated on laws that could cut their cost of doing business. Several members of Congress have been invited to speak.
Contact FPA in Washington at (202) 842-3880.
Automotive shows on tap in Detroit
DETROIT - Two automotive-interior trade shows are coming to Detroit.
Automotive & Transportation Interiors magazine will hold Interiors '95, May 16-18 in Detroit's Cobo Conference Center.
The show will concentrate on products, technology and education specifically for OEM-vehicle interior and component manufacturers and suppliers.
Also, the International Body Engineering Conference is set for Oct.27-Nov. 2 at Cobo center. Chief sponsors are the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Society of Automotive Engineers. The show will focus on car and truck interiors.
For details on Interiors '95, call (800) 836-7469.
For information on IBEC, call (810) 558-5710.