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An Industry in Transition: Drivers Shaping the Future of Plastics

21-23 October 2020 | Dallas, Texas

Presented in partnership by IHS Markit combined with the Plastics Industry Association’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Group (RPPG) and the North American Flexible Film and Bag Conference (NAFFB)

Hear insights from key industry leaders

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Promote your brand, products and services

Network with industry decision-makers from around the globe

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An Industry in Transition: Drivers Shaping the Future of Plastics

Moving into a new decade, historical assumptions regarding plastics growth and its role in society are changing, while the global industry expands. Advancement towards a circular economy and sustainability is a top priority for organizations in the plastics industry. Increased geopolitical awareness, emphasis on corporate social responsibility and attention towards environmental concerns has created significant challenges and opportunities for plastics across the globe. How will the industry respond and can the industry adapt to forces that are reshaping the role of plastics in society?

At the 8th Global Plastics Summit hosted by IHS Markit and the Plastics Industry Association, attendees can expect to hear from today’s major chemical companies as they outline strategies and innovations being used to tackle the issues of plastics waste and building a more sustainable future.

New this year:

  • More networking opportunities through breaks and receptions, with the addition of a new golf tournament for added face time with other decision makers
  • NEW Flexible and Rigid breakout tracks combining the North American Flexible Film & Bag (NAFFB) Conference and the Plastics Industry Association’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Group (RPPG) bringing you a series of high-level strategic discussions focusing on the latest innovations in flexible and rigid packaging
  • Two workshops covering the thermoplastics industry and olefins and polyolefins
  • Opportunities to visit with vendors and learn about services to improve your business practices in the Solutions Showcase

Expand your horizons and network with decision-makers from around the Globe at GPS

Three hundred industry decision makers come together to network, inspire one another, and gain a comprehensive view with which to navigate the complex, ever-changing global plastics industry. This year, the Plastics Industry Association and IHS Markit have combined GPS with PLASTICS’ existing Flexible Film & Bag and Rigid Packaging signature events into one cross-industry gathering. This change will provide plastic processors and convertors, brand owners, and material and equipment suppliers the opportunity to expand their horizons and get at the root of what they do best – innovate. 

With dozens of speakers from across the industry, attendees will hear from:

  • Experts from IHS Markit and PLASTICS discussing the latest market outlooks from key industry sectors
  • Innovators presenting the latest in game-changing plastics technologies, including new rigid and flexible packaging processes that result in lightweight and convenient products and help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Senior business leaders sharing their companies’ strategies for success

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