SPI 2014 Spring National Board Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014

Registration   |   Beach Clean-Up
Agenda   |   Hotel   |   Sponsorship


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The SPI 2014 Spring National Board Meeting is right around the corner. Check out what we have in store for you when industry councils representing the entire U.S. plastics supply chain meet in Miami to discuss marine debris and other plastics industry issues.


Registration is now closed.

SPI Members
    $595 ($695 after March 14)


Spouse Registration

Beach Clean-Up Project (separate registration required)


In 1986, SPI was a key supporter in the first International Coastal Cleanup Campaign helping to bring 3,000 people to a Texas beach to clean up trash. That single event has grown to become on one of the largest volunteer efforts in the world. Almost 30 years later, SPI is focusing their Spring National Board meeting on the topic of Marine Debris.

Join in this occasion and RSVP today to join SPI members, staff, guests and the Ocean Conservancy for a Miami beach clean-up.
There is no cost to participate in this additional activity.

Registration is now closed.

   April 8, 2014

    3:00 - 5:00 pm

Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. Attendees will be cleaning an area (North Beach) that is notoriously problematic for the park and unreachable by regular maintenance crews.
(Transportation will be provided by SPI)

Cleaning Equipment
All equipment will be provided.

General beach wear is appropriate.



*Session times and subjects are subject to change.

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Download industry council agendas here. 

Featured Speaker - Trey Greyson

Director, Institute of Politics
Harvard University

Grayson is a recognized expert and frequently interviewed on the Institute’s younger voter research effort exploring political beliefs of Millennials (18- to 29-year-olds), America's largest generation. Grayson's work as Director is also focused on exploring ways to increase fairness in, and access to, the democratic and electoral process, including election administration, presidential primary and voter registration reforms.

Grayson served two terms as Kentucky's Secretary of State from 2004-11. Upon his election in his first run for political office in November of 2003, he became the youngest Secretary of State in the country. During his tenure, Grayson was recognized as a national leader in business services and government innovation – modernizing the Secretary's office by bringing more services online and enhancing Kentucky’s election laws through several legislative packages – and for reviving the civic mission of Kentucky schools by leading the effort to restore civics education in the classroom.

Featured Topic - SPI Board Plenary on Marine Debris

Science is the Foundation for Collaboration & Solutions
Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy

The Ocean Conservancy will speak about their Trash Free Seas Alliance - focused on identifying opportunities for cross-sector solutions that drive action and foster innovation.

Innovative & Sustainable Solutions
Jim Russler, Bemis

An international case study on Operation Clean Sweep. The sessions will highlight innovations and successful programs to deal with existing plastics marine waste and prevent it in the future.

New Life for Ocean Plastics
Rudi Becker, Method

Rudi will share information on the Method Ocean Plastic: From Beach to Bottle line of products, describing the opportunities and challenges integrating ocean plastics into the supply chain and the campaign’s ability to educate consumers about marine debris issues. Learn more about Method here.

Recalibrating Media Coverage for Plastics Packaging
David Henderson, New Strategies LLC

David HendersonHenderson will wrap up the plenary by providing his unique journalistic insight about the current state of affairs for plastics packaging as well as introduce strategies for creating a more balanced and accurate point of view in the more sensationally oriented mainstream media.




The EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FL. 33131

Rooms are available for $269/night. Guests may call (866) 760-3742 and reference SPI or make a reservation online here.  


Parking at the hotel is available for $36/day, with in/out privileges.



Please contact Alan Carter at 202-974-5284 for more information on sponsorship benefits and packages.



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For More Information or Assistance

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Jane Mott at jmott@plasticsindustry.org or (202) 974-5224.

The Epic Hotell
270 Biscayne Blvd. Way
Miami, FLĀ  33131

Online registration is now closed.

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