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Women in Plastics

Join Women in Plastics for an educational session focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities to women working in the plastics industry. Women in Plastics is committed to supporting women through mentoring, education and personal and professional development to attract, retain and advance women within the plastics industry.

Women in Plastics is open to employees of IAPD member companies who are interested in supporting our objectives, including:

  • Promoting leadership and education focused on women in the plastics industry
  • Providing resources needed for successful career advancement
  • Encouraging work/life balance



Future Leaders Meeting

The IAPD Future Leaders focus is on two objectives. The first objective is a platform for mentoring those members who want to grow their knowledge within the plastics industry. The mentor program will include committed members from IAPD committees and CIGs to serve as mentors while engaging future leader members as mentees.

The second objective is to serve as a central point for networking and professional development provided via IAPD resources and opportunities. The future leaders are encouraged to get involved on IAPD committees and CIGs as well as attend the IAPD Annual Convention & Plastics Expo and regional event opportunities hosted by IAPD.

Join us for an informational session including additional details about the IAPD Future Leaders and how you can get more involved within IAPD.

  • Future Leaders meets Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


Manufacturers’ Representative CIG Meeting

All manufacturers’ representatives are welcome to attend this session. A special guest speaker, Barbara Rozgonyi, will present an informative session titled Sales Success Secrets of LinkedIn Superstars. In this session, you will take a look at the top personal branding and business development strategies LinkedIn superstars use to attract targeted attention and leads on LinkedIn, including:

  • What you need to do to raise your visibility and influence
  • Why you need a social media strategy that supports your business
  • How to maximize your efforts and minimize your social networking time
  • Where to find connections that get you closer to your goals


Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy that attracts attention, builds brands and connects communities in 3d: digitally, directly and dynamically. A founder of Social Media Club Chicago, Barbara is a recognized social media industry thought leader and an in demand speaker/trainer. As publisher of, a top 50 PR blog, Rozgonyi’s work is often a catalyst for innovative and creative marketers. An author, Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to the best-seller Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars.

  • Manufacturers’ Representative CIG meets Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  • Social Hour sponsored by the Manufacturers’ Representative CIG is Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Canadian CIG Meeting

All Canadians are welcome to attend this common interest group meeting. Topics of interest to those in the Canadian plastics industry will be discussed.

  • Canadian CIG meets Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) CIG Meeting

Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group meeting.