Why Attend connecX?

What is connecX?

The IAPD Annual Convention and Trade Show has been the premier event for the performance plastics distribution supply chain since 1957. Like the industry, it has morphed and changed with the times and needs of IAPD members. In 2018-2019, a task force engaged in an in-depth study of the convention experience. 

Based on extensive research and input from IAPD members and convention attendees, IAPD is excited to introduce connecX, an all-new way to streamline the way you connect with your suppliers and customers at the IAPD Annual Convention.

IAPD connecX takes what you already enjoy about private meetings and the trade show and builds on it. Now, there are even more opportunities to meet with new and existing connections.



How is connecX different from IAPD trade shows?

The connecX experience combines the traditional elements of a trade show with walk-by traffic, but with a twist: When you register, you will be able to request short one-on-one meetings with exhibitors during the show. Thanks to this automated scheduler, you can schedule face time with the suppliers you want to meet with.

The benefits of the connecX approach will fill the gap that’s missing if you aren’t engaged in private supplier meetings, such as:
  • Smaller manufacturers can get face time with distributors.
  • Small distributors can get face time with larger suppliers.
  • Larger distributors have dedicated time to meet with manufacturers they do not see during private supplier meetings.
  • Other suppliers can invite targeted customers to meet them at their booth.

The connecX format facilitates a way for you to meet new industry contacts and learn about new companies.



Why Attend connecX?

  • More opportunities to connect with new and existing suppliers.
  • Learn about new products.
  • See potential business partners you wouldn’t usually have a chance to meet with.