5 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss the 2014 IAPD Convention

The annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo is the industry's foremost event. It is where the country's top cast acrylic rod manufacturers, plastics distributors, fabricators, and others convene to learn new techniques, share information, and discover new innovations.

If you work in the plastics and acrylics industry in any capacity, then you should plan to attend the 2014 IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo. Here are five things you'll be guaranteed to see and experience while you're there.

#1 – Educational Sessions

This year the convention welcomes several key members of the plastics community who will be delivering some very informative and educational sessions designed to help improve your business. In these sessions, you can expect to learn about a wide range of topics, with session titles including:

  • IT is About the Money...Keeping It!
  • Building a Better Workplace: Understanding Gender Roles
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Plastic Piping
  • From Blight to Bright: Giving Plastics Waste a New Future
  • Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars
  • The Power of Negotiating: Get the Deal You Want
  • Specifying Plastic Glazing in Construction — Coping with Building Codes
  • Free Marketing: How to Get an Editor’s Attention

#2 – Technical Sessions

In addition to the educational sessions, there will also be a selection of valuable technical sessions. Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • Plastics Recycling Best Practices
  • Spectar Tips, Tricks and Tools
  • Double Containment Piping Systems: A Fail-Safe, Leak-Proof and Environmentally Friendly Solution
  • The Science Behind Solvent Welding of Thermoplastic Fluid Handling Systems
  • Material Handling Automation and Technology
  • Plastics in Prosthetics: An Award-Winning Application
  • Extraordinary Low Friction Solutions for the Conveyor Industry

#3 – Networking

With more than 80 plastics and acrylics companies attending this year's convention, this is the place to be if you want to network with some of the biggest names in the industry. US Cast will be located in booth 201, so be sure to stop by during your visit!

#4 – Annual Industry Awards

The IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo is where the industry's most prestigious awards are presented. This year's awards include the coveted Paul Davis Award of Merit, the Pacesetter Award, the President’s Award (formerly the Good Egg Award), the Marketing Excellence Award, the Award for Environmental Excellence, and the Education Circle of Champions Award.

#5 – Closing Party

What better way to round out this exciting three-day convention and expo than with a closing party at Chicago's legendary House of Blues? Convention delegates and their spouses/companions will enjoy hosted food and beverages from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and live local blues musicians playing throughout the evening. You'll have a great time becoming re-acquainted with long-time colleagues and meeting new acquaintances alike.

US Cast Hopes to See You There!

The 2014 IAPD Convention is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Chicago from October 27th through the 30th. The Plastics Expo will be held on the convention's last day (October 30th). Register early and save on your admission!

Remember; stop by booth 201 to meet the US Cast team. We're one of the country's leading cast acrylic rod manufacturers and a proud member of IAPD!


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