Social Events

Sunday, September 22, 2019


  • Optional Tour: Miami Thriller Speedboat Tour

    Sunday, September 22, 2019   •  2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Fee: US$75

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    Thriller Miami Speedboat is a power catamaran that takes you on an offshore adventure providing an ultimate sightseeing experience in true "Miami Vice" style. You’ll cruise down the Port of Miami, then into Biscayne Bay and over to Star Island where you’ll slow down and hear a short narration of some of the homes on“Millionaires Row.” From there you'll get back up to speed (45/50 mph) and out past Fisher Island into the Atlantic Ocean along South Beach and then adventure through the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay before heading back to Bayside Marketplace.

    Tour Schedule:
    2:00 p.m. – Meet in Hotel Lobby for Transportation 
    2:30 p.m. – Arrive at Bayside Marketplace to explore 
    3:00 p.m. – Tour begins 
    4:30 p.m. – Bus transportation returns to hotel

    Tour includes: Round trip transportation to the Bayside Marketplace and an exciting opportunity to tour Miami from the water!

    Dress: Wear a comfortable outfit for an outdoor activity. The boat cruise is a wild ride and can be bumpy, and you will likely get a little wet. 

  • Social Hour

    Sunday, September 22, 2019  •  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Loews Miami Beach: Bar Collins

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    If you are in town and looking to have a drink or meet up with fellow convention delegates, you're welcome to meet at Bar Collins in the lobby of the Loews Miami Beach hotel for a casual evening. Drinks will not be hosted by IAPD.

Monday, September 23, 2019


  • Optional Golf Outing: IAPD Charitable Golf Tournament

    Monday, September 23, 2019  •  7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Fee: US$275  •  Rental Clubs: US$85

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    Join fellow IAPD convention attendees for a fun day out on the course at Miami Beach Golf Club, all for a great cause supporting the IAPD Charitable Foundation.

    Miami Beach Golf Club
    2301 Alton Road
    Miami Beach, FL 33140

    Tournament Schedule:
    7:00 a.m. – Transportation departs Loews Miami Beach Hotel
    7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and driving range
    8:30 a.m. – Shotgun start
    1:30 p.m. – Lunch and awards
    2:30 p.m. – Transportation to Loews Miami Beach Hotel

  • Optional Tour: South Beach Walking Food Tour

    Monday, September 23, 2019  •  11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fee: US$100

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    Tour Schedule:
    11:30 a.m. - Meet in Hotel Lobby to depart on walking tour 
    3:00 p.m. - Return to Loews Miami Beach Hotel

    Enjoy delicious cuisine at a diverse range of establishments; from 5-star gourmet to hole-in-the-wall delicious ethnic eateries. Stroll through Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington to learn about art deco history, architecture and famous movie locations.

    Tour includes: Five stops with food and beverage tastings.

    Dress: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, a hat and sunglasses are suggested.

  • IAPD Plastics PAC Fundraiser: Wine and Cheese Tasting

    Monday, September 23, 2019  •  4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Loews Miami Beach

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    Enjoy sipping on red and white while supporting the red, white and blue! Attendance at this event will help raise funds for the association's Political Action Committee. While you're enjoying your networking and wine, be sure to place your bids for the silent auction. IAPD members donate fabulous auction prizes, ranging from cool tech to gift cards and everything in between.

    Our priorities cannot be accomplished without legislators who understand and hear from the performance plastics industry. What happens in Washington, D.C. affects our companies’ bottom lines. 

    The fee to attend is US$100 (in addition to convention registration fees).

    This fee is considered a "contribution" to the IAPD Plastics PAC. Federal law requires that all contributions must be made to the IAPD Plastics PAC by personal check or credit card. Corporate contributions are strictly prohibited.

    ONLY U.S. Citizens are permitted to personally contribute to the IAPD Plastics PAC. Non-U.S. citizens will be charged US$50 to cover reception costs, but may not contribute a personal donation to the PAC and may not participate in the silent auction.

  • New Member/First-Timer Reception

    Monday, September 23, 2019   •  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    by Invitation Only
    Loews Miami Beach

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    New IAPD members and first-time convention delegates may attend this special reception to meet other new members, IAPD leaders and staff.  

    New members and first-time delegates, look for your invitation to this special "welcome" event in the mail!

  • Welcome Reception

    Monday, September 23, 2019  •  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Loews Miami Beach: American Lawn

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    Kick-start the week at the Welcome Reception on the Americana Lawn of the Loews Miami Beach. Enjoy meeting - or reconnecting with - your fellow industry peers. All convention delegates and spouses/companions are invited to eat, drink and celebrate!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


  • IAPD Charitable Foundation Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019  •  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Havana 1957

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    In memory of IAPD Past President and scholarship committee chair, Howard Natal, the IAPD Scholarship Committee is hosting a fundraiser at the classic Miami Beach spot Havana 1957. This event will raise proceeds to benefit the IAPD Charitable Foundation. The suggested donation is US$50 per person to attend this fundraiser. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


  • IAPD Convention Closing Party at Hyde Beach

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019  •  7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach Hotel

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    Unwind after a productive week of meetings with new friends and industry peers at the Closing Party. All convention delegates and spouses/companions are invited to eat, drink and relax! Hyde Beach is a luxe indoor/outdoor lounge at the chic SLS South Beach, located just steps from the Loews Miami Beach. Come kick back and have a drink or two, you’ve earned it!