61st  Annual IAPD Convention and Expo

Save the date!
Hyatt Regency Chicago
October 16-19, 2017 in Chicago, IL, USA

61st Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Expo

The 61st IAPD Convention and Plastics Expo will be in stunning downtown Chicago, IL, USA October 2017. There, you will join the best in the industry to celebrate plastics, meet with business partners, strike a deal or two and have some fun. Save the dates now and plan on visiting the Windy City next October!

What's the difference between the Showcase and the Expo?

The IAPD Convention and Expo Committee has identified two distinct formats for the last day of the convention: Showcase and Expo.

Plastics Showcase


Plastics Expo

The Showcase is intended to be primarily for companies in the plastics industry. Programs and services will be offered to help your business operations, expand your connections and to celebrate plastics. The Showcase model is offered in a more "destination" location, such as South Beach, Miami and San Diego.   The Expo is held in a major metropolitan area, such as Chicago, IL, USA. The purpose of the Expo is to attract engineers, material specifiers, designers, OEMS, MROs and other end users of plastics. During the Expo years, we focus on educating this audience about the power of plastics for their applications. Of course, this end-user audience is welcome to attend the Showcase as well, but the programming and focus of the event will be more focused on the plastics industry.

The best connection for growing your business.

Get new business leads, see current customers, increase ROI and create new demand at the IAPD Plastics Expo on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

The IAPD Plastics Expo is the only place you can meet with the people who make, distribute, specify and purchase semi-finished plastic stock shapes, fabricated parts and pipe, valves and fittings. We’ll bring them together, in stunning downtown Chicago, making this the most cost-effective marketing opportunity for your company.

Connect at IAPD and Grow Your Business

You will have four solid days to learn, connect and have fun, including:

  • Enhancing your personal and professional leadership, meeting facilitation and sales skills at four educational sessions
  • Seeing innovations from the exhibitors at the IAPD Plastics Expo on Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Socializing with friends and making new business connections at the many networking opportunities

Don't miss THE only time of year to interact with performance plastics experts all in one place. After all, networking is the number one reason convention delegates keep coming back year after year.