NPE2018: The Plastics Show has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in its 2018 International Buyer Program (IBP).
The IBP is a joint government-industry effort under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) that brings thousands of international buyers to the U.S. for B2B matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows.
Read the full story here: http://www.tsnn.com/news/npe2018-plastics-show-selected-participate-2018-international-buyer-program
New series of half-day symposia with networking lunches will feature speakers from financial institutions, consumer brands, plastics manufacturing companies and national associations
via Plastics Technology
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) said The Plastics Leadership Summit will provide industry and end-market senior management an educational outlet as well as a chance to network with peers and speakers at NPE2018.
The summit, for which there is a separate registration fee, will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday—May 8-10—from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Speakers and presentation are organized by broader themes assigned to each day: Profit (Tuesday), Product (Wednesday) and Production (Thursday).
Read the full story here: https://www.ptonline.com/articles/plastics-adds-educational-event-targeting-executives-to-npe2018
via Plastics News
Orlando, Fla. — With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will be a Category 5 storm by the time it hits Florida, the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division has announced that it is canceling its annual Thermoforming Conference.
The 26th annual event was scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando.
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via Plastics News
Autonomous technology driving vehicle design
Troy, Mich. — Mobility always has been at the core of the automotive industry, and now it’s also about to rock that same core.
Autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. And even if that horizon is distant, the industry is preparing to design a new world where millions of people would gain access to the road if the technology can be brought to the mainstream.
Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729954/autonomous-technology-driving-vehicle-design#tagID_17
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