IAPD Meetings

IAPD Small Distributors Council

Thursday, October 4, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Small Distributors Council is comprised of member distributors and fabricators whose plastics distribution sales are equal to or less than US$19.9 million. 

If your company qualifies, join the Small Distributors Council for a reception on Thursday, October 4 during the IAPD Plastics Showcase from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) CIG Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Everyone in the Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) business is welcome to attend this common interest group meeting to discuss topics relevant to the PVF segment of the industry.

Manufacturers’ Representatives CIG Meeting

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join the Manufacturers’ Representative Common Interest Group on Wednesday, October 3 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for a special educational session. 

Canadian CIG Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1:45 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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

Women in Plastics

Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Join Women in Plastics on Thursday, October 4 for an educational session on the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace. 

Women and men are welcome to attend.

Join the Women in Plastics LinkedIn group to participate in the conversation.

Supplier Meetings

Our goal is to maximize delegates’ attendance at these key events while offering you valuable time to meet with suppliers and customers. We have built into the convention schedule times for supplier/distributor meetings.

IAPD’s leadership is focused on offering time during the convention for networking, collaboration on key industry issues and growing the market for performance 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, Education Sessions and the IAPD Plastics Showcase.

Specific blocks of time are designated for supplier/distributor meetings to facilitate strong participation in convention events as well as provide as much business networking and relationship development as possible during our short time together.

Suppliers: Reserve Your Meeting Space Today

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.

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.

Meeting rooms may be reserved during the following times:

Monday, October 1



8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2



8:00 a.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3



12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 4



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 2
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.




Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 3
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.




General Session

Thursday, October 4
12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.




IAPD Plastics Showcase

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.

Suppliers who want to reserve a meeting space may indicate their interest on the convention registration form.

For further information about hosting a meeting room for your company, please contact Whitney Nelson or call +(913) 345-1005.