March 23-27, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida USA

NPE2015

The International Plastics Showcase
National Plastics consumer products Categoriesappliances automotiveconsumerproducts building and construction medical packaging
 
SPI BUSINESS OF PLASTICS - SPEAKER PROPOSALS
 
The deadline to submit your speaker proposal for the SPI Business of Plastics Conference has passed. If you have any questions about the submission process or the status of a particular submission, please contact: Carla Haus at educate@npe.org, or by phone at +1.202.974.5276.
 
INFORMATION ON SPI'S BUSINESS OF PLASTICS CONFERENCE
 
SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference, produced by the NPE2015 Content Committee, will provide an innovative education agenda to encourage industry growth and new market development, outline the best business management practices, identify today’s downstream consumer demands, open doors to the international market, and add sustainable philosophy to your business strategy.
 
Sessions will begin on Monday, March 23, 2015, and continue through Friday, March 27, 2015. Dynamic presentations, panel discussions, and other formats will be offered. Don’t miss this opportunity! Submit your presentation proposal by June 1, 2014 for consideration.
 
SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference will focus on the following areas:
 
MATERIAL SCIENCES

Sustainable Materials: Sustainable Additives, Recycling (Post Consumer & Post Industrial), Life Cycle Analysis, Bio-plastics
Polymers
Soft Touch
Effects Through Additives
Advanced Materials

LEGAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Advocacy
Regulatory Issues
Safety
Global Economics Update

ACCELERATED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software: Industrial Design Modeling, Solid Mechanical Modeling     
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE):  Software, Mechanical Simulations, Process Simulations, Materials Databases
Metrology Technologies: Mechanical, Optical, CT Scanning
Rapid Prototyping: Concept Rapid Prototyping Technologies, Prototyping Tooling Based on RP Processes
Tooling Technologies: Bases and Mold Components, Hot Runner Systems, Powder Metal Tooling Technologies, Advanced Machining, Hybrid Tooling

SUBSTRATE ENHANCEMENT EFFECTS (Coatings)

Substrate Adhesion: Tie Layers, Corona Treatments, Plasma Treatments     
Cosmetic Decorating: Painting on Plastics, In-Mold Decorations, Pad Printing, Hot Stamping 
Functional Coatings: RFI Shielding, Metal Plating, Nano Coating
Printed Electronics

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Equipment/Machinery: Primary Processing Equipment, Auxiliary Equipment, Mold Making
Process Plant Upgrade: Sustainability and Regulation, Safety, Robotics and Automation Advancements, Barriers to Entry, Energy Systems   
Multifields of the Future: Brown Fields, Green Fields, Grey Fields 
Simulation: Materials, Tooling Fabrication, Manufacturing Equipment, Handling, Automation
Product life Cycle Evolution

NPE3D

Legal & Regulatory: Patent Process, Standards, Open Source
Source Options/Safety Materials: Bio-plastics, Recycled Plastics, Additives, Colorants    
Software Development Update: 3D Software Development, Production, Platforms
Business of Plastics/Business Systems Impact: Inventory, Printing Centers, 3D Printing Forecast

OUTSIDE MARKET FORCES
  • Re-shoring
  • Miniaturization
  • Aging Populations
  • Personalized Care
  • Hyper-conductivity
  • Automation
  • Robots
  • Jobless Recovery
  • Product End of Life
  • Product Carbon Footprint
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Human Resources
  • Human Capital
  • Financing Technologies
  • Collaboration
  • Open Innovation: Growth Innovation, Efficiency Innovation
  • Business Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Taxation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Systems
  • Grant Writing
  • Jobs Training
  • Mentor Programs
  • Women & Minorities
  • Environmental
  • Rise of Mega Cities
  • Transportation
  • Alternative Energy
  • Product De-selection
  • Social Media
  • Attract & Retain Talent
  • Regulation
  • Expanding Markets
  • Succession Planning


*All session information is subject to change.