IAPD Events

IAPD Annual Convention

The IAPD Annual Convention is the only place you can meet with the people who make, distribute, specify and purchase semi-finished performance plastic stock shapes, fabricated parts and pipe, valves and fittings. We'll bring them all together in stunning downtown Chicago October 16-19, 2017, making this the most cost-effective marketing opportunity for your company.

IAPD Leadership Development Conference

Every spring, IAPD members, committee volunteers and those who are interested in being more involved in the association meet for a three-day Leadership Development Conference. During this important event, the focus is on the strategic direction of the association and the plastics industry.


IAPD Plastics Expo

The IAPD Plastics Expo is a one-day event for engineers, material specifiers, designers, OEMs, MROs and other end users of performance plastics to learn about plastics from the best in the industry, IAPD members. There, you can discuss your project specifications with the experts who can help you find the right material for your needs. In addition, technical sessions provide quick introductions to the types and applications of plastics in different vertical markets.

Who You Will Meet at the IAPD Plastics Expo

  • Professionals in the plastics industry
  • Engineers and other end users learning about the power of plastics for their applications
  • Students and faculty there to discover the opportunities available in the world of plastics

With valuable educational sessions offered in the morning, technical sessions presented throughout the Expo hours, the opportunity to speak with exhibitors, plus networking during lunch and the post-Expo Closing Party, there's something for everyone at the IAPD Plastics Expo. See you in Chicago, IL, October 16 to October 19, 2017!

Regional Golf Tournaments

Join other IAPD members (and future members, too!) at one of our upcoming regional golf tournaments. You will have a great time playing golf for a great cause: The IAPD Charitable Foundation, which awards scholarships each year to deserving students.

Past Events and Photos

IAPD captures memories from each of its events to share with you. Photos can be found here and on our Facebook and Flickr pages. Feel free to Like photos, leave comments and tag yourself or your company. You can even share photos and albums with each other!


Dress Code

Unless otherwise specified, the dress code for all IAPD events is business casual.

For men, business casual attire includes:

  • Slacks
  • Polo or button-down shirts
  • Sweaters

For women, business casual attire includes:

  • Sweaters/blouses
  • Skirts
  • Slacks

Meeting rooms may vary in temperature. It is suggested that you bring a sweater or light jacket for business meetings.

Appropriate golf attire is recommended for IAPD golf tournaments.