OCT 11-13, 2017  |  CHICAGO, IL

Register Now

Presented in partnership by IHS Markit and The Plastics Industry Trade Association

The Global Plastics Summit is the preeminent industry event!


Perc Pineda – Chief Economist, Plastics Industry Association

Hear insights from key industry leaders


Enhance your GPS experience through sponsorship

Promote your brand, products and services


In 2016, 269 delegates from 168 companies attended GPS

See the 2016 GPS attendee list

2016 Attendees

At the Global Plastics Summit by IHS Markit and the Plastics Industry Association, 300 industry decision makers gather together to network, inspire one another, and gain a comprehensive view with which to navigate the complex, ever-changing global plastics industry.

This conference features dozens of speakers from across the industry — producers, converters, end-users and brand owners — who will offer unique and innovative perspectives on the plastics industry across the entire supply chain:

  • Experts from IHS Markit and the Plastics Industry Association discussing the latest market outlooks from key industry sectors
  • Senior business leaders sharing their companies’ strategies for success
  • Innovators presenting the latest in game-changing plastics technologies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to position your business for success!

Register Now

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

IHS Markit Industry Training Workshops
9:00am – 6:00pm CT

Cocktail Reception at the Solutions Showcase
6:00pm – 7:30pm CT

Choose from two concurrent pre-conference training workshops:

  • The Commercial Impact of Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies on Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics and Trade
  • The Thermoplastics Industry

Thursday, October 12, 2017

8:00am – 5:00pm CT

Cocktail Reception at the Solutions Showcase
6:30pm – 8:00pm CT

Day 1
Our widely acclaimed keynote panel presentations, IHS Markit outlooks, and lively Q&A from producers, processors, and brand owners

Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00am – 1:15pm CT

Day 2
New and innovative thinking in key sectors: automotive, medical devices, building and construction, packaging, and much more

View 2017 Agenda

"The summit offers a unique perspective on the plastic industry and the information provided is top notch."
"You can find in the same conference polymer resin producers, customers, brand owners, logistic companies, etc. The Summit is excellent."
"If you are at all interested in the plastics industry - supply chain, producer, converter or brand owner - the insight garnered from the market outlook sessions is invaluable."
"The format of presentations followed by a question and answer panel moderated by an expert was fantastic."
"A great overview of the plastics industry and my annual reset to the market."