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. 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. 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 Congress & Exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact SAE at (412) 776-4841.
March 4-6-North American Research Conference on Toughening of Polymers in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Contact Angelos V. Patsis at the Institute of Materials Science at the State University of New York at New Paltz at (914) 255-0757.
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 manufacturing 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 for advanced and composite materials, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.
March 27-28-MassPlastics '96 exhibition 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.
March 27-28-Flex-Pak '96 flexible packaging conference in Chicago, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466-9191.
March 28-29-SPI Color & Additives Compounders Unit Conference in Washington. Contact SPI at (202) 371-5326.
Color Pigments Manufacturers Association Inc. has published its membership meetings schedule: Feb. 6 in Mexico City, April 10 in New York, and May 16 in Toronto. CPMA's annual meeting will be held June 16-19 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
S.O.A. Expositions Inc. will hold AmCon, the American Contract Manufacturers regional trade shows for manufacturers that provide custom metal, plastic, rubber and electronic parts and services to original equipment manufacturers. Locations and dates are as follows: Feb. 6-8 in Orlando, Fla.; March 26-28 in Dallas; April 30-May 2 in Durham, N.C.; June 4-6 in Cleveland; Sept. 24-26 in Minneapolis; Oct. 8-10 in Pittsburgh; and Nov. 12-14 in White Plains, N.Y. Contact (508) 744-7680.