Social Events

Monday, September 12, 2022 


  • Social Hour

    Monday, September 12, 2022  •  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    JW Marriott Tampa: Driftlight Lounge

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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 the Driftlight Lounge in the lobby of the JW Marriott Tampa for a casual evening. Drinks will not be hosted by IAPD.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022


  • Optional Volunteer Activity: Riverwalk Park Clean Up

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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    Join Women in Plastics in cleaning up the Tampa USF Park on the Riverwalk! We are partnering with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful as a part of their Trash Free Waters Program for this important service project. The program is designed to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact individuals in need, lead to aesthetic community improvements and provide a positive environmental impact. A representative from Friends of the Riverwalk will be leading the cleanup.

    • A T-shirt, trash bags, gloves and pickers for volunteers to use will be provided.
    • All volunteers must wear closed toe shoes.
    • Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen are recommended.

    Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful requires a liability waiver that will be provided to you upon arrival. We will meet in the Lobby of JW Marriott at 8:30 a.m. and walk over to USF Park on the Riverwalk (0.8 miles/5 minutes) as a group. The clean up will end at 10:00 a.m.


  • Optional Tour: Raymond James Stadium

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Cost: $50

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    Experience the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls. The stadium also hosts the Outback Bowl, concerts, soccer events and monster truck shows. This private tour will offer behind the scenes access including the playing field, locker room, club lounge, suites and aboard the world-famous pirate ship. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour Schedule
    10:45 a.m. – Meet in JW Marriott Hotel Lobby for Transportation
    11:10 a.m. – Arrive at Raymond James Stadium
    11:15 a.m. – Tour begins
    12:30 p.m. – Bus transportation returns to hotel


  • IAPD Plastics PAC Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022  •  4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    JW Marriott Tampa

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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.

    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 and will be billed on site at this reception.

    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

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022  •  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    by Invitation Only
    JW Marriott Tampa

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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 reception in your email inbox!

  • Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022  •  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    JW Marriott Tampa: Sunset Terrace (Outdoor)

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    Kick-start the week at the Welcome Reception at the Sunset Terrace at the JW Marriott Tampa Hotel. Enjoy meeting – or reconnecting with – your fellow industry peers. All convention delegates and spouses/companions are invited to eat, drink and celebrate!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


  • IAPD Scholarship Fundraiser

    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 •  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Harpoon Harry’s Crab House
    225 South Franklin Street
    Tampa, FL 33602

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

Thursday, September 15, 2022


  • IAPD Convention Closing Party

    Thursday, September 15, 2022  •  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    American Social
    601 South Harbour Island Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33602

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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! American Social offers and upscale, yet casual dining experience, and the resort-style patios will breeze your worries away. Come kick back and have a drink or two, you’ve earned it!