Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
SPI means business – and the plastics industry trade association’s vast array of programs are on full display this week at NPE2009! Of course, SPI is the producer of the entire trade show and conference, but our own distinct services and expertise can be experienced throughout the show floor and meeting rooms of McCormick Place.
From our Government Relations team’s Policy Makers’ Coffee and the International Plastics Design Competition hosted by SPI’s Alliance of Plastics Processors to our knowledgeable staff working at specialty pavilions devoted to Emerging Technologies, Fluoropolymers, New Technologies, Thermoforming and more, SPI’s presence is everywhere at NPE. In addition, SPI’s Business of Plastics conference offers specialized educational tracks that focus on the business side of plastics: global economic trends, sustainability, marketing, regulatory compliance and more.
SPI President Bill Carteaux keeps up an incredibly busy pace at NPE2009, but he checked-in long enough to deliver a powerful presentation to 400 plastics industry professionals at the SPI President’s Lunch on Monday afternoon. His speech — which began with a view of the current economic “State of the U.S. Plastics Industry” and concluded with a call for a new dialogue between the our industry and consumers – can be viewed in full here.
If your company is an SPI member company already, be sure to visit the SPI Member Lounge located in room S401B. This is a place where SPI members can use a conference room for a meeting, grab a refreshment or just relax and escape from the NPE hustle and bustle for a little while.
Networking. Knowledge. Resources. Participation. Influence. SPI provides it all at NPE2009. If you are at NPE and have questions about SPI membership or anything concerning our association (or just want to play skee ball!), visit the SPI Pavilion in the center of the Grand Concourse. Look for the big blue-banded ring suspended in the air just outside the entrance to the North Hall.