The global plastics industry has opportunity for an outstanding future based on its key and growing role as enabler of society and economy. This is even more pronounced in the recent time of COVID-19 where healthcare and packaging applications for plastics have come to the fore.
Where will these opportunities arise and what will be the market conditions that lay the foundation for growth and prosperity?
Unprecedented times in the past year has forced the plastics industry to adapt to the impact of COVID-19, emergence of unforeseen weather conditions and logistic woes. As a result, the global supply chain has been severely disrupted, leading to surging prices, strong demand and constrained supply.
Advancement towards a circular economy remains a priority for organizations alongside emphasis on adapting to changing market conditions. As economies gather pace, the industry will be critical to supplying goods and services quickly, safely and securely.
Business leaders must make rapid decisions and take immediate actions to sustain business operations to serve their customers, clients and communities in a future characterized by demand for resilience and responsibility. How will plastics industry leaders respond to these global disruptions and what will be the impact on markets moving forward?
For 2021, the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) will be combined with the Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology & Business Forum (PEPP), featuring expert insight - from upstream business reviews to downstream technical applications and end-user trends. The combination of GPS and PEPP will provide plastic processors, convertors and brand owners with an unparalleled opportunity to expand their horizons and connect with an expanded global audience in order to get at the root of what they do best – innovate.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and staff, this event will be held as an innovative virtual program.