IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, August 23, 2018 
8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Braskem Headquarters
1735 Market Street 
29th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

Women and men are welcome to attend.

Watch this message from our Keynote Speaker Dr. Patti Fletcher!

Join Women in Plastics for a morning of learning and connecting on Thursday, August 23 in Philadelphia, PA.

This half-day educational workshop will feature:

  • Renowned keynote speaker Dr. Patti Fletcher
  • Interactive networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking breakfast and lunch
  • A copy of keynote speaker Dr. Patti Fletcher’s bestselling book Disrupters

This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level. 


Online Registration has closed.
Please contact Mollie Kiliany if you would still need to register.

Registration Fees:

IAPD Members - US$125
Non-members - US$175
Students (with valid student ID) - US$25
Welcome Reception Only - US$25


Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception at The Franklin Institute Science Museum 

Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration / Networking Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome / Ice Breaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Keynote speaker: Dr. Patti Fletcher
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break 
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Icebreaker
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Brigette Spolenak: Career Enablers vs. Career Blockers
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Networking Lunch

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Patti Fletcher

About Dr. Patti Fletcher

Dr. Patti Fletcher is author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, gender equity advocate and authority on how to create a culture of inclusion to drive real business results. 

Dr. Fletcher is a seasoned business executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor, author and presenter. She writes for Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, The Guardian and The Digitalist. She has contributed to and been featured in Bloomberg Radio, NASDAQ, Refinery 29, Cheddar Live, Thrive Global, Time, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, WGBH Greater Boston, The Boston Globe and many more.

Dr. Fletcher advises corporate executives and board members from lean start-ups to Fortune 100s, from small community organizations to large global non-profits. She is a sought-after speaker on the topics of leading large-scale cultural change, transformational leadership, brand building, cultivating high performance teams, creating cultures of diversity and inclusion, harnessing talent, gender equality on boards, women in the c-suite and women in high growth entrepreneurship. Connect with Dr. Fletcher and her leadership team on Facebook and on Twitter @pkfletcher.

Brigitte Spolenak

Global HR Director at Quadrant and HR Director EMEA at Mitsubishi Chemical 

About Brigitte Spolenak

Brigitte Spolenak has over 10 years of experience in the professional plastics world as the Global Human Resources Director at Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products. Over the course of her career, she has made it her mission to develop and implement a corporate human resource strategy that aligns multiple visions with long-term business objectives. Brigitte specializes in corporate coaching, team development, communication management, change management, training and development at varying degrees and levels. From a global perspective, Brigitte Spolenak has had the opportunity to travel the world and gain insight into how different business strategies are implemented across the globe. This unique outlook is a key contributing factor that will shape her interactive presentation on “Career Enablers vs. Career Blockers,” as she shares her experiences with workshop attendees.

Hotel Info:

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
(215) 561-7500

The Sonesta Rittenhouse is located directly across the street from Braskem headquarters.

IAPD attendees will receive a special discounted rate of $169 per night. CLICK HERE to make a reservation or call the reservations line at (215) 825-6706 and mention you are an IAPD Women in Plastics attendee.  The cut-off date for the hotel block is Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Welcome Reception

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday night before the workshop, join attendees for a fun and laid back reception at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in downtown Philadelphia. Drinks and appetizers will be provided from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Franklin Institute 0.5 miles from the Sonesta Rittenhouse Hotel, about a 12 minute walk or short cab ride. Onsite parking at the Franklin Institute is limited. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Elite Sponsor - US$1000
  • Event signage with company logo listed as an Elite Sponsor.
  • Company logo in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
  • Company logo and direct link to your website on IAPD Women in Plastics Workshop emails and on the IAPD Women in Plastics webpage.
Breakfast Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as breakfast sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
Lunch Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as contributing sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Elite Sponsors

Exclusive Reception Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor