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. 1996
March 31-April 3 - Association of Rotational Molders spring meeting in Orlando, Fla. Contact (708) 571-0611.
April 1-3-SPI Structural Plastics Division's Annual Conference and New Product Design Competition in Atlanta. Contact Jack Murphy at (202) 371-5309.
April 1-3-SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (412) 776-4841.
April 10-11-Norpack in Boston, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the Material Handling Management Society. Con-tact Industrial Shows Northeast at (617) 489-2302.
April 10-12-CMM of the Americas, exposition and conference targeted at Latin American converters and packagers, in Miami. Sponsored by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (312) 332-4650.
April 10-12-Pl sticos de las Americas Conference & Exhibition, produced by Bill Communications, Carvajal SA and Coast Publishing, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact (212) 592-6564.
April 13-17-Polyurethane Manufactur-ers Association spring meeting in Wesley Chapel, Fla. Contact (708) 858-2670.
April 15-16-Bev-Pak Americas '96 conference on innovations in beverage packaging, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact Directions 21 Inc. in Sarasota, Fla., at (941) 925-2188.
April 15-18-North American Material Handling Show and Forum in Detroit, sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America. Contact MHIA in Charlotte, N.C., at (704) 522- 8644.
April 16-IAPD Educational Table Top Exhibit in Wilmington, Del., sponsored by the International Association of Plastics Distributors. Contact (913) 345-1005.
April 18-SPI/SPE Metro Plastics Expo '96 in Mountainside, N.J. Contact Betty Coleman at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. at (617) 932-0012.
April 21-23 - Institute of Scrap Recy-cling Industries 1996 Exposition in Orlando, Fla. Contact ISRI at (202) 662-8527.
April 22-24-Advances in Rotational Molding in Independence, Ohio, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
April 23-25-Packaging Forum '96 d'Emballage in Montreal, sponsored by the Packaging Association of Canada. Contact (416) 490-7860.
April 23-25 - Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '96 in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Rapid Prototyping Association. Con-tact SME at (313) 271-1500.
April 23-25-Interphex '96 exhibition and conference for the development, manufacture and packaging of pharmaceuticals in New York. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (203) 840- 5658.
April 28-May 1 - Plastic Bag Assoc-iation's spring meeting in Austin, Texas. Contact PBA at (212) 661-4261.
April 28-May 2-RadTech '96 North America, an ultraviolet and electron beam curing conference and exhibition, in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by RadTech International North America. Contact (708) 480-9576.
April 29-May 1 - MechanCAD, the AutoCAD Mechanical Design Confer-ence, in Dallas, produced by Miller Freeman Inc. Contact (415) 905-2354.
April 29-May 1-SPI Machinery Division spring meeting, in La Costa, Calif. Contact Walt Bishop at SPI at (202) 371- 5230.
April 30-Ohio Plastics Summit '96, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact the Ohio Department of Development at (614) 466-2317 or (800) 848-1300.
April 30-May 2-Automotive Finishing '96 conference and exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 2-3-Recycling Laws International conference in Columbia, Md., near Baltimore, sponsored by Raymond Communications Inc. Contact (301) 345-4237.
May 5-7 - Color Marketing Group spring international conference in New Orleans. Contact (703) 329-8500.
May 5-9-Antec '96, Society of Plastics Engineers' annual technical conference and exhibition, in Indianapolis. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
May 7-Northeast Recycling Invest-ment Forum at the World Trade Center in Boston, sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council. Contact (802) 254-3636.
May 7-IAPD Educational Table Top Exhibit in Seattle, sponsored by the International Association of Plastics Distributors. Contact (913) 345-1005.
May 7-9-Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo in Detroit. Contact Christine Zimmerman at Shore- Varrone Inc. at (800) 241-9034, ext. 209.
May 8-11-Society of the Plastics Industry Annual Western Section Conference in San Diego. Contact SPI Western Regional Office at (714) 261- 6979.
May 10 - SPI Western Section Confer-ence in San Diego. Contact Frank Cassis at (909) 985-5224.
May 15-17-Designing and Implement-ing Performance Measurements for the Purchasing Function in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Institute for International Research's Manufactur-ing Institute. Contact (212) 661-8740.
May 23-24-Windsor Mould Show in Windsor, Ontario. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (416) 491-7565.
June 4-5-Mid-States Plastics Show & Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by the Iowa Plastics Technology Center and SPE's Iowa Section. Contact (319) 352-1112.
June 4-6-Medical Design & Manufac-turing East 96 in New York. Contact Canon Communications Inc. in Santa Monica, Calif., at (310) 392- 5509.
June 4-6-REPLItech International conference and exhibition in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by the International Media Recording Association. Contact (212) 643-0620.
June 4-6-HBA Global Expo, trade show and conference for health, beauty and personal care industries, in New York, organized by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346-1400.
June 10-12-Neocon '96, World Exposition on Facilities Design and Management, in conjunction with the National Commercial Buildings Expo-sition and Conference, in Chicago. Contact Merchandise Mart Properties at (312) 527-7934.
June 11-13-Plastics Fair Chicago in Rosemont, Ill., sponsored by Advan-star Expositions. Contact (216) 826- 2882.
June 11-13-Nepcon East '96 electronics manufacturing show in Boston. Contact sponsor Reed Exhibition Cos. in Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
June 12-13-MetCon '96, conference for metallocene catalyst technology and products, in Houston, sponsored by the Catalyst Group. Contact (215) 628-4447.
June 25-28-Expopak de las Americas, packaging show in Mexico City, produced by Oprex SA de CV and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact PMMI at (703) 243- 8555.
July 28-30-International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo '96, in Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Contact Sellers Expositions Inc. at (502) 562-1962 or (800) 558-8767.
Aug. 5-9-University of Michigan 1996 Management Briefing Seminars, in Traverse City, Mich. Contact UM at (313) 764-5592.
Aug. 22-24-Used Machinery Expo in Atlanta, produced by AMC Trade-shows in Atlanta. Contact (404) 220- 2224.
Aug. 26-27 - Compounding '96 in Philadelphia, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Sept. 4-11-International Manufactur-ing Technology Show, organized by Association for Manufacturing Tech-nology, in Chicago. Contact AMT at (703) 893-2900.
Sept. 11-13-Enviro-Pro Expo Mexico 96 in Mexico City. For more information contact organizer E.J. Krause & Associates at (301) 986-7800.
Sept. 21-25-Polyurethane Manufactur-ers Association fall meeting in Chicago. Contact (708) 858-2670.
Sept. 24-29-International Association of Plastics Distributors convention in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Contact (913) 345-1005.
Sept. 25-26-Flexible Packaging Assoc-iation Management Leadership Con-ference in Chicago. Contact (202) 842-3880.
Sept. 26-30-National Casual Furniture Market in Chicago, sponsored by the Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association. Contact (312) 527-7965.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1-SPE Fall Thermoform-ing Conference in Fort Mitchell, Ky., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact Art Buckel at McConnel Co. Inc. in San Diego (619) 273-9620.
Oct. 1-3-IBEC '96 International Body Engineering Conference & Exposi-tion in Detroit, sponsored by DuPont Automotive, GE Plastics and other automotive materials suppliers. Contact (810) 558-5710.
Oct. 2-3-Nepcon San Antonio, electronics manufacturing show, in San Antonio. Contact sponsor Reed Ex-hibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
Oct. 8-9-Expoplast '96 in Montreal, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada. Contact (905) 678-7748.
Oct. 8-10-Association of Professional Model Makers Conference in Milwaukee. Contact APMM in San Francisco at (415) 957-0130.
Oct. 14-16-International Truck & Bus Meeting & Exposition, in Detroit. Contact the Society of Automotive Engineers at (810) 776-4841.
Oct. 16-18-Retec: Design for the 21st Century conference in Andover, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Eastern New England Section. Contact (704) 743-3461.
Oct. 23-26-Automotive Recyclers Association Convention & Exhibits, in Denver. Contact Colorado Auto Recyclers at (303) 423-0627.
Oct. 28-30-TPOs in Automotive '96 in Novi, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Oct. 29-31-Fabtech West in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Oct. 30-31-Medical Design & Manufac-turing Minneapolis, sponsored by Canon Communications Inc. Contact (310) 392-5509.
Nov. 3-5-Color Marketing Group international fall conference in Seattle. Contact (703) 329-8500.
Nov. 12-14-Plastics Fair Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by Advan-star Expositions. Contact (216) 826- 2882.
Nov. 17-21-Pack Expo 96 in Chicago, sponsored by the Packaging Machin-ery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555.
Nov. 20-21-Future-Pak '96 conference on packaging innovations in Chicago, sponsored by George O. Schroeder Associates Inc. Contact (414) 739- 0396.
Nov. 26-Annual Forecast & Update Seminar organized by the Internation-al Recording Media Association, will be held in New York. Contact (212) 643- 0620.
Jan. 11-20-North American Interna-tional Auto Show in Detroit, sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. Contact (810) 643-0250.
Feb. 3-5-Additives `97 in New Orleans, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
March 5-7-Flexible Packaging Asso-ciation annual meeting in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Contact (202) 842-3880.