NPE Educational Program Explores New Technologies, Business Strategies and Sustainability

One important feature of NPE2012 that will set it apart from all other plastics expositions is the rich educational program.


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So great is the quantity and diversity of content planned for the conferences and seminars co-located with the NPE trade show that virtually every visitor will discover topics about which there is a need to know. SPI and its partners have designed their conferences to be timely, relevant, and of practical value for attendees who have executive, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, or other professional responsibilities.

While separate fees are required to attend conferences at NPE2012, anyone registering for the trade show at www.npe.org can also register for specific sessions or tracks in three conferences, SPI’s Business of Plastics, SPE ANTEC 2012, and a Latin American seminar conducted in Spanish. All educational programs will take place concurrently with the NPE2012 trade show.

Search all sessions by keyword, track or speaker on the NPE website and take advantage of the many opportunities to advance your career.
SPI’s Business of Plastics’ Conference
The NPE2012 Education Committee, whose members are volunteers who work for plastics companies, is producing SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference, which will consist of presentations by professionals with expertise in timely topics of broad interest to plastics professionals. Registration is open to any NPE participant. Prior to February 29, SPI members pay $60 and nonmembers pay $80; afterward, the fees are $75 and $120 respectively. This fee grants access to any of the Business of Plastics session tracks throughout the week. Here is a preliminary agenda:

SPE ANTEC 2012; sponsored by Dow
Produced by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the annual ANTEC is the world’s largest plastics technical conference. The 2011 edition, for example, included 108 topical sessions comprised of more than 700 presentations, with technical papers consisting of original content reviewed by industry peers. ANTEC 2012 will be similarly great in size and diversity.
Until Feb. 29, 2012, attendance fees are $875 for the full conference and $660 for one day; afterward, the fees are $1025 and $800, respectively. SPE members pay $200 less in all cases.
Here are the topic areas for which SPE has been soliciting ANTEC 2012 presentations:
Latin American Spanish language seminar
A conference entitled “Trends, Opportunities and Technologies in the Business of Plastics”
will be produced by Carvajal Información B2B, a media partner of NPE2012 and publisher of Tecnologia del Plastico, Conversión, and El Empaque magazines. B2B has produced Spanish-language seminars at the last two NPEs. This time its program will address three topics: Specialty or High-Value Markets, Biopolymers and Sustainability, and Rigid and Flexible Packaging.
Until March 1, 2012, fees are $150 for one session, $270 for two, and $330 for three. After that date, the fees are $180, $330, and $410, respectively.