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Supplier Meetings


The 58th Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo in Chicago, IL, USA, is coming soon. We have built into the convention schedule key events such as the Welcome Reception and Plastics Application Design Competition as well as open times for supplier/distributor meetings to take place. Our goal is to maximize delegates’ attendance at these key events while offering you valuable time to meet with suppliers and customers.

IAPD’s leadership is focused on offering time during the convention for networking, collaboration on key industry issues and growing the market for distributed plastics. To best provide these opportunities, the IAPD Board of Directors strongly encourages the participation of all convention delegates in the Welcome Reception, General Session, educational sessions, Plastics Application Design Competition and the Plastics Expo.

Specific blocks of time are designated for supplier/distributor meetings to facilitate strong participation in convention events as well as provide for as much business networking and relationship development to be accomplished during our short time together. Meeting rooms may be reserved directly with IAPD for supplier/distributor meetings. For further information about hosting a meeting room for your company, please contact Whitney Nelson or call +(913) 345-1005.

Reserving Meeting Space

The IAPD Annual Convention is an opportune time to meet with your suppliers/distributors. To better promote your efforts, we have added general time slots on the schedule of events for these meetings to occur.

Meeting rooms may be reserved during the following times:

Monday, October 27, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please do not schedule supplier meetings on-site at the hotel or off-site at other meeting venues that will conflict with the following IAPD events:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. General Session
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Plastics Expo

We request that you honor the blocked-out times and events above and schedule your meetings, private parties/dinners or outings around these time slots. For further information about hosting a meeting room for your company, please contact Whitney Nelson or call +(913) 345-1005.