Two prominent U.S. plastics industry trade groups - the Society of Plastics Industry Inc. and the Society of Plastics Engineers - are planning their first conferences in China this spring, in conjunction with the big April 17-20 Chinaplas 2008 trade show in Shanghai.
Washington-based SPI is joining forces with Beijing's China Plastics Processing Industry Association to organize the China-U.S. Plastics Trade Summit on April 16. The event aims to foster stronger ties between the U.S. and Chinese plastics industries as well as discuss bilateral trade opportunities, according to SPI. The one-day conference will feature an overview of the U.S. and Chinese market development trends, resources for a successful partnership, challenges facing the development of the plastics industries in both countries, approaches to U.S.-China collaboration, as well as success stories.
SPE also is scheduling its conference just prior to the annual Chinaplas show. The China International Forum for Rotational Molding & Hollow Parts will take place April 13-15, in Shanghai.
The event is being organized by CPPIA and Shanghai Technology Transfer & Exchange. Brookfield, Conn.-based SPE is acting as a co-organizer. About two dozen speakers - from the U.S., China, Ireland, Spain, Japan and Mexico - will cover topics ranging from raw materials, machinery and molds to product and research abilities in the field of hollow parts processing.