Plastic companies will attend, sponsor, and participate in events like the ICSID/IDSA design conference if they feel they have a reasonable chance of retaining anything they design and develop. (“Few in plastics attend thriving design forum,” Nov. 20, Page 6.)
As important as designers are in the process, no one wants their hard-earned property taken to anyone else. Remember, designers and companies parading as designers but really intellectual property consolidators are usually working for the end-user and not the processor.
Show us how to protect these designs, patents, copyrights, etc., and you will see more participation. Otherwise, eight sponsors and exhibitors will be about all you get at the next event as well.
Maryland Thermoform Corp.