PLASTICS: Engagement opportunities follow a successful NPE2024

June 19, 2024
PLASTICS offers events throughout the year to bring together the entire supply chain.

After years of anticipation and preparation, NPE2024 — produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) — was one for the history books. The return of the premier plastics trade show in the Americas, after a six-year hiatus, was attended by exhibitors, attendees and presenters from across the plastics supply chain and beyond.

Over 50,000 registrants signed up for the show. While NPE anticipated a robust audience, the makeup of NPE2024’s audience brought new and welcome realizations about the value and future of the show:
  • 63 percent of attendees were experiencing their very first NPE.
  • 30 percent of attendees were under the age of 40.
  • 15,000+ international registrants marked the most international show in NPE history.
  • Representatives of 133 countries registered to attend — a 9.9 percent increase over NPE2018.

First-timers and NPE veterans alike enjoyed an NPE experience like none before. The enthusiasm of attendees was underscored by lively gatherings such as the first-ever opening night party, and sold-out events like the FLiP & Sip Reception (more than 1,000 attendees) and the Women in Plastics Breakfast (nearly 600 attendees). A robust agenda of expert content and informative panel discussions added plenty of value as attendees enjoyed those opportunities in addition to time spent on the show floor.

Following the great success of NPE2024, PLASTICS continues to offer a variety of sought-after events and opportunities through 2024 and beyond for industry networking, learning and engagement with colleagues.

OCS CON: Sept. 10-12, Houston  

Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an industry-led program that supports companies in their goal towards achieving zero plastic resin loss in their operations. Founded by PLASTICS in 1991, it is today managed in partnership with the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division. Thousands of companies worldwide have dedicated themselves to OCS goals, and this year many will attend the first conference dedicated solely to OCS.

OCS CON is an unprecedented event that will bring the full plastics value chain together in efforts towards eliminating the loss of plastic to the environment. It will incubate and amplify solutions to resin loss, ranging from introductions to groundbreaking technology to comprehensive culture change strategies. In addition to diverse panels, master classes and tours, OCS CON will unlock opportunities to collaborate with industry partners and experts to keep plastic within the circular economy and out of the environment.

To learn more and register, please visit:

National Plastics Conference: Oct. 14-17, Houston

In yet another step forward for the entire supply chain of the plastics industry, PLASTICS is introducing the National Plastics Conference.

Designed “by industry, for industry,” the National Plastics Conference will unite our industry for education, networking, collaboration and progress. The conference advisory board is curating a program focused on leadership development, cutting-edge advancements and market trends, with sustainability woven throughout. This industry-led event is a chance to collaborate and lead the future of the plastics industry.

Attendees will enjoy a dynamic range of formal and informal networking opportunities designed to connect with colleagues, potential partners and key decision-makers across the plastics value chain.

To register for the event, explore sponsorship opportunities or learn more, visit:

Vinyl Week: Dec. 9-12, Louisville, Ky.

This year, Louisville, Ky., is the site for Vinyl Week — a collaborative effort that combines PLASTICS’ longstanding Vinyl Compounders Conference with the Vinyl Institute’s Sustainability Summit. Vinyl Week is one, all-encompassing event gathering the industry under one roof so attendees can make the most of their time on-site.

Vinyl Week reaches far and wide to bring the brightest minds in the industry together to focus on the future success of vinyl, giving attendees opportunities to connect with global executives, policymakers and peers from across the plastics industry.

With attendees ranging from associate all the way up to president/CEO, there will be opportunities for everyone to learn about new products and technologies and build relationships with potential partners throughout the supply chain.

Watch the PLASTICS events page for more information about Vinyl Week 2024: