For more information, contact:

Michelle Melsop
Senior Manager, Conferences & Logistics
202.974.5285
mmelsop@plasticsindustry.org

  • Date: May 2 - 5, 2017
  • Held At: The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Agenda

    New programming - "fishbowls" - will give you the chance to speak frankly with your industry peers at the 2017 Spring Board Meeting. These "fishbowls" are designed to guide frank conversations among participants to address the topics they feel most passionately about. You'll be able to share ideas and problem solve with those who likely face similar challenges.

    A few other highlights:

    • A charity/networking event:
      Participate in or watch the build a bike charity event. Teams will assemble a bike under the supervision of an expert and then race them. After, the bikes are donated to a children's charity.
    • A keynote from Cody Keenan, President Obama's speech writer:
      Keenan will focus on his experiences and what it takes to tell your story.
    • Plastics Hall of Fame:
      The Plastics Academy will add five new members to be posthumously inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 4.
    • A plenary session:
      From the future of product development to the circular economy, the plenary session will give you insights on where the plastics industry is headed.
    • Bonus activities:
      Golf on Tuesday, May 2, a "Havana Nights" themed reception, a luncheon, and a breakfast are just the beginning of the opportunities you will have to network and discuss the industry with your peers.
  • Registration
    PLASTICS Member Early
    (Until April 17, 2017)
    $695
    PLASTICS Member Regular $795
    PLASTICS Member On-Site $895
    Non-Member Early
    (Until April 17, 2017)
    $795
    Non-Member Regular $895
    FLiP (eligible individuals under 40 yr old) $595
    Spouse $295

    Attendees may click here to reserve a hotel room online.

  • Hall of Fame Awards

    The Plastics Academy will induct posthumous members of the plastics industry to its Plastics Hall of Fame at the 2017 Spring National Board Meeting.

    Honorees' qualifications will include one or more of the following criteria:

    • Significant scientific/engineering/equipment invention or breakthrough
    • Development of an outstanding product/market/end-use niche or business endeavor
    • Long and valuable service to a segment/constituency/discipline/association of the plastics industry
    • Constructive, collaborative action with government/regulatory/academic/consumer/environmental groups, health/trade and/or other industry-related groups.

     

  • Hotel

    The Breakers’ story is one of endurance and evolution. Considered an architectural triumph, the oceanfront resort originally debuted in 1896, then reopened twice after major fires in 1903 and 1925. Decade after decade, it played host to the glitterati and cemented the seaside glamour that is now central to Palm Beach culture. Home to Florida’s oldest 18 holes and a renowned contemporary course, The Breakers is the envy of the golf world.

    Attendees will receive a discounted rate of $325/night. Book online here.

    The deadline to reserve a room is Monday, April 10, 2017.