Industry Events


March 30-April 1 | Online Conferences

ANTEC® 2020, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. It’s where classroom theory connects with real world solutions. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, conference is no online. 

May 12-14 | Rheda-Wiedenbrück

KUTENO is a regional supplier trade fair for the entire value chain of the plastics industry. Taking place in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, KUTENO is the new B2B trade fair in Northern Germany providing a platform for specialist expert dialogue between the whole industry.

June 9-11 | New York, NY

PLASTEC East is the region’s premier plastics event connecting professionals from companies such as Honeywell, Bose, and Kodak Alaris with suppliers offering the latest in plastics and processing solutions spanning 3D printing, injection molding, and polymers.

June 9-11 | New York, NY

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East is the east coast’s largest medtech event offering professionals from companies including Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson a chance to see the latest technologies and solutions in biocompatible materials, components, assembly, contract manufacturing, and more.

June 10-11 | Novi, MI

Amerimold is Where Mold Manufacturing Connects. Its attendees are owners, executives, engineers and managers at OEMs and contract manufacturers. Its exhibitors are technology and equipment suppliers, service providers and tool & mold makers.

June 16-19 | Lyon, France

A flagship and referring event for the Plastics Industry: FIP – France Innovation Plasturgie, gathers all the players to boost the performance of this high-tech, competitive and responsible sector with more than 10 000 visitors and 800 exhibitors. An unprecedented ambition with 1 place for 3 events: FIP, the leading exhibition for every actor of the plastics industry; FIP Valorize, the event dedicated to circular economy solutions for the plastics industry: and FIP Transform, the trade event where converters will meet decision makers from all industries.

September 21-23 | Chicago, IL

Plastics News’ 2020 Plastics Caps & Closures Conference promises to be another must-attend event for every caps and closures producer and supplier in North America. This three-day conference, to be held Sept. 21-23, 2020, at the Renaissance Schaumburg hotel outside Chicago, brings together top manufacturers in an environment conducive to education, discussion and great networking.

October 7-8 | Montréal, Québec

Expoplast– part of the Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo– is the only show in Montréal devoted entirely to plastics. This biennial must-attend event showcases the latest plastics innovations developed by the region’s most cutting-edge producers and suppliers.

October 7-8 | Queretaro, Mexico

Meximold 2020 is the only exhibit in Mexico devoted to all aspects of addressing the complete lifecycle of the design, manufacture and maintenance of a mold—from design to first shot!

October 13-15 | Rosemont, IL

Molding 2020 is an educational conference where industry leaders discuss the latest developments in various molding processes, equipment, materials and management techniques, with special emphasis on adding value to your business. This conference is widely recognized as the most important forum for technical information and business conditions in injection molding.

October 13-17 | Friedrichshafen, DE

More than 1900 exhibitors will present their international offerings on the world’s leading technical event for industrial plastics processing. Fakuma will take place in Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre from 13 to 17 October 2020.

Attention will be focused on the latest technologies which promise highly advantageous benefits, as well as processes and tools for efficient plastics processing by means of injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming and 3D printing.

October 20-22 | Grand Rapids, MI

The 2020 Die Casting Congress & Tabletop will be held October 20-22, 2020, at the DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This event will include three days of Congress sessions.

October 20-22 | Indianapolis, IN

The goal of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is to help plastics companies improve their operations and tactics in order to impact bottom-line profits. This year’s Benchmarking and Best Practices conference will address leadership, operational best practices, the latest financial benchmarks, sales and marketing, and the impact of employees on the bottom-line and much more.

October 28-29 | Minneapolis, MN

PLASTEC Minneapolis offers visitors a chance to connect with suppliers and discover the latest trends and technology from 3D printing manufacturers, plastic manufacturers, and more.

October 28-29 | Minneapolis, MN

For the 25th year, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis connects you with suppliers and reveals the latest trends and technology from medical manufacturers, 3D printing companies, and more.

November 10-13 | Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

PLASTIMAGEN MÉXICO is the industry’s premier expo in the region, where the world’s leading suppliers gather in a single forum to provide key decision makers with state-of-the-art solutions for machinery and equipment, raw materials, transformation of plastics and plastic products, services for the plastics industry, and more.

December 1-5 | Barcelona, Spain

EQUIPLAST, the industry’s leading triennial event, is taking the lead to move forward in unison with the market and its new products by offering a top-level technological and commercial platform. Extrusion, injection, thermoforming, blowing and transformation all come together to boost the technology of transformation: from ideas to the finished product.