Global Plastics Summit 2020 is a focal point industry event featuring a full program of state-of-the-industry presentations, in-depth analyses of the latest trade and regulatory developments, and insights into the most current innovations and sustainability initiatives. The event is jointly developed and hosted by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), America’s leading association for companies across the entire plastics supply chain, and IHS Markit, a global business intelligence firm providing analytics and solutions for major industries.

This year, GPS 2020 takes place online to ensure that we bring you the high-level strategic insights that are the hallmark of this important event, but in the comfort and safety of your home or office.  The program features a combination of live and on-demand content from a faculty of top-level speakers, dedicated Q&A sessions, access to sponsor products and personnel through the online Solutions Showcase and a state-of-the-art platform for reaching and interacting with your fellow attendees. Plus, new this year, we have added 2 new dedicated tracks bringing you the latest innovations and developments in flexible and rigid packaging.

PLASTICS’ North American Flexible Film and Bag Conference as well as the Rigid Plastic Packaging Group Meeting will be co-locating their conferences with the Global Plastics Summit (GPS)

This joint event will be a great opportunity to gather the industry’s full supply chain including processors/converters in one event, streamlining your calendar and travel schedule. Your one-stop shop for the industry will be bursting with incredible opportunities. Not only will you find your customers and suppliers at this event for better networking opportunities, but insight on new innovations, updates on global trends for resins, info on sustainability projects and efforts, as well as the latest on federal, state and regulatory efforts. More information is forthcoming!

Who Should Attend:

GPS Online is designed to serve the needs and interests of senior executives from the entire plastics supply chain from processors and converters, and brand owners to material and equipment suppliers. Attendees at past events include executives from Chevron Phillips, Kraft Heinz, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors and more than 400 other leading companies. See the full list here.

Here’s just some of what you can expect:

- Keynote presentation“Why the Disrupted Must Now Become the Disruptor” from Emma Lewis, General Manager, Shell Chemicals Strategy, Shell Polymers.

- 22 different strategy, analysis and state-of-the-industry sessions, plus 2 dedicated workshops.

- 3 sessions assessing the impact of COVID-19 on industry trajectory and the role of plastics in confronting the pandemic.

- Dedicated presentation and panel discussion assessing the latest federal and state policy developments.

- Special trade & tariffs presentation.

- Innovations panel featuring presentations on the latest breakthroughs in recycling, sustainability and circular economy initiatives.

Want your organization to be seen and heard at GPS2020?  For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Leslie Schmiesing at or (202) 974-5248.