The Councils offer an opportunity for member companies to meet and talk about strategies and issues in the market and bring back ideas to IAPD about how to strengthen and grow the supply chain. Council meetings allow for the presentation of issues unique to each membership category and offer an opportunity for enhanced networking and sharing of best practices and challenges.
Small Distributor Council
The Small Distributor Council is comprised of member distributors and fabricators whose plastics distribution sales are equal to or less than US$19.9 million.
The Distributor Council includes all distributors and fabricators, small through large, plus stock shapes and pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) companies. This Council helps the distribution supply chain identify opportunities and challenges facing distribution, external market forces affecting distribution, opportunities to improve relationships with suppliers and become a unified voice within the plastics distribution supply chain.
The Manufacturer Council includes all IAPD manufacturer, manufacturers’ representatives and resin manufacturer members. This Council offers manufacturers an opportunity to discuss supply chain issues and how IAPD may help facilitate better channel communications and meet the needs of IAPD manufacturer members.
Common Interest Groups
IAPD’s Common Interest Groups (CIGs) provide additional opportunities for networking and education based on a more specific set of needs and perspectives. CIGs meet annually during the Annual Convention. Each CIG is lead by a chair and vice chair who are elected annually. CIGs may identify additional projects or initiatives to work on throughout the year.
Join Future Leaders to help shape the future of this IAPD common interest groups. Find out about upcoming networking and regional community events and lend your voice to help shape future initiatives.
Join Women in Plastics to help shape the future of this IAPD common interest groups. Find out about upcoming networking and regional community events and lend your voice to help shape future initiatives.
Topics of interest to those in the Canadian plastics industry are discussed in this CIG.
Manufacturers’ Representatives CIG
All Manufacturers’ Representatives are welcome to join this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics important to the group.
Pipe, Valves and Fittings CIG
Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group. This CIG discusses topics relevant to the PVF segment of the industry.