The following is a list of major North American conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. International events generally are listed in the first issue of each month, while regional shows, technical conferences, seminars and training meetings generally appear in the second issue of each month.
Jan. 5-8-International Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Contact sponsor Electronic Industries Association in Arlington, Va., at (703) 907-7600.
Jan. 7-10-Automotive News World Congress, in Detroit. Contact Automotive News at (313) 764-5592.
Jan. 14-17-International Housewares Show in Chicago. Contact National Housewares Manufacturers Association in Rosemont, Ill., at (708) 292-4200.
Jan. 15-17-International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure in Tucson, Ariz. Contact the University of Arizona at (520) 621-3054.
Jan. 17-SPI Michigan Chapter miniconference on certification of injection molding production employees, at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Midwest Section at (708) 297-6150.
Jan. 22-23-Injection Molding Conference for Injection Molding Professionals in San Diego, sponsored by Injection Molding magazine. Contact (919) 933-2547.
Jan. 22-24 - SME Composites '96 Manufacturing and Tooling Conference and Tabletop Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Jan. 26-28-Builders Show, in Houston, organized by the National Association of Home Builders. Contact NAHB at (202) 822-0200.
Jan. 29-30-Effective Global Sourcing Strategies, conference in New Orleans sponsored by the Institute for International Research. Contact (212) 661-3500 or (800) 999-3123.
Feb. 1-2-Sports Summit 96 in Atlanta. Contact E.J. Krause & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md., at (301) 986-7800.
Feb. 4-6-Plastic Shipping Container Institute semiannual meeting in Key Largo, Fla. Contact (708) 969-2300.
Feb. 4-7-The Super Show sports products trade show in Atlanta, sponsored by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Contact (305) 893-8771.
Feb. 5-7-SPI Composites Institute annual conference & exposition in Cincinnati. Contact (212) 351-5404.
Feb. 6-8-Medical Design & Manufacturing West 96 in Anaheim, Calif. Contact Canon Communications Inc. at (310) 392-5509.
Feb. 6-8-Color Pigments 1996: Trade, Technology and Regulation in the Americas in Mexico City, sponsored by the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association Inc. Contact (703) 684-4044.
Feb. 13-15-Plastics Fair Dallas in Dallas, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 826-2882.
Feb. 21-24-SPI Molders & Moldmakers annual conference, in Orlando, Fla. Contact Tina Kierzek at (202) 371-5247.
Feb. 21-23-Transpack 96 Educational Symposium on Transport Packaging in Clearwater Beach, Fla., sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Contact (703) 318-8970.
Feb. 25-28-Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show in Orange Beach, Ala. Contact (334) 277-7050.
Feb. 25-29-Nepcon West '96 electronics manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
Feb. 26-29-SAE International Con in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact SAE at (412) 776-4841.
March 5-10-American Mold Builders Association annual convention in San Diego. Contact AMBA in Medinah, Ill., at (708) 980-7667.
March 6-8-Flexible Packaging Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact FPA at (202) 842-3880.
March 8-10-NARI '96 home remodelers' show, in Chicago, sponsored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Contact NARI at (703) 276-7600.
March 11-12-Wilson Forum on Existing & Potential Applications of Composite Materials in the Infrastructure in San Francisco. Contact sponsor Wilson Composite Group Inc. of Folsom, Calif., at (916) 989-4812.
March 11-13-Maintenance of Plastic Injection Molding Machines seminar in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
March 12-15-PlastImagen '96 in Mexico City. Sponsored by Anipac and Oprex. Contact Oprex in Mexico City at +52 (5) 785-7553.
March 18-21-National Manufacturing Week (consisting of the following concurrent shows: National Design Engineering Show, the Industrial Automation Event, National Plant Engineering & Maintenance Show, International Logistics Exposition, Production Machinery & Tools Show), sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers, in Chicago. Contact (203) 840-5878.
March 19-21-International Conference on Marine Applications of Composite Materials in Melbourne, Fla., sponsored by Composites Education Association Inc. Contact (407) 951-9464.
March 19-21-North American Industrial Expo and Mold Expo in Novi, Mich., co-sponsored by Mold Expo USA Inc. and the Engineering Society. Contact the society at (313) 995-4440.
March 19-21-EastPack in Philadelphia. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (203) 840-5836.
March 25-26-Molding '96 injection molding conference in Novi, Mich. Contact organizer Executive Conference Management in Plymouth, Mich., at (313) 420-0507.
March 25-27-Advanced, Large-Part Blow Molding seminar in Atlanta, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
March 25-27-Packaging Strategies '96 conference in Atlanta, sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220.
March 25-27-Mexcon '96, a conference on business in Mexico, in San Diego, sponsored by the Institute for International Research. Contact (212) 661-3500 or (800) 999-3123.
March 25-28-International SAMPE Symposium/Exhibition for advanced and composite materials will be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.
March 27-28-MassPlastics '96 in Fitchburg, Mass., organized by the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Contact Michael Salvi at (508) 840-4300, ext. 235.
March 27-28-Injection Molding RETEC, Society of Plastics Engineers regional technical conference held in conjunction with MassPlastics '96, in Fitchburg, Mass. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.