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2020 Global Plastics Summit Highlights An Industry in Transition

Moves to Virtual Conference in 2020

July, 27, 2020 - The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and IHS Markit will host the eighth annual Global Plastics Summit (GPS) virtually on October 21–23, 2020, the organizations announced today.

The event connects plastic industry decision-makers to address leading topics like global competition, plastics material, sustainability, policy and innovation. Attendees walk away with insights and ways to navigate the ever-changing global plastics industry.

General registration is now open on the GPS 2020 website.

This year PLASTICS' Flexible Film and Bag Division and Rigid Plastics Packaging Group will offer two exciting tracks for the entire supply chain, from equipment manufacturers to brand owners, to connect.

"There are so many important issues that our industry currently faces, and the Summit is a great opportunity to collaborate and network with the world's top-tier thought leaders in the plastics industry," said Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of PLASTICS. "The new tracks, which include the Flexible Film and Bag Division and Rigid Plastics Packaging Group, give plastics executives insight into how to navigate the new challenges gripping the global market."

"Covid-19, the global economic, and extreme energy price volatility are combining to reshape the plastics industry in ways unimagined just a few months ago. The 2020 Global Plastics Summit Online will be the premiere venue for industry leaders to analyze and discuss how these critical issues will impact your business. Join us in this first ever "virtual" Summit," said Nick Vafiadis, Vice President Plastics, IHS Markit.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $451 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS' education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America's largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit

Source: Plastics