connecX is the only place you can meet with a critical mass of your customers — the experts who distribute, specify and purchase semi-finished performance plastics stock shapes, fabricated parts and pipe, valves and fittings — all in one place.

IAPD brings the performance plastics distribution supply chain together, making this event the most cost-effective marketing and relationship-building opportunity for your company. Imagine having a full year’s worth of sales meetings with your most valuable customers all in one week! See the convention website for more details.

Convention Speakers

IAPD is pleased to bring you exciting business-focused sessions. During the general session, Ian Heller will reveal strategic guidance for IAPD members in the face of disruption. National bestselling author David Horsager will share his key principles for driving business results through trust. Educational sessions will feature speakers like Brent Hutto, who will talk about truck freight and the U.S. economy. Ari Storch will present government relations challenges and opportunities. Plus, Cara Silletto will help you create staying power to improve your employee retention.

Supplier Meetings - meeting room

Back by popular demand — this year’s convention program is full of high quality speakers, but we’re also allowing the maximum possible time for you to have supplier meetings. If you haven’t already reserved a meeting room and want to do so, see the convention website for details. New this year: IAPD staff will help you with meeting logistics!

See Louisville, KY

This year’s convention will be in Louisville, KY, where you can enjoy everything the home of the Kentucky Derby, KFC and Muhammad Ali has to offer: Churchill Downs, the KFC Yum! Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, exciting nightlife and shopping at Fourth Street Live! and more. Wine and dine your customers or simply enjoy the hustle and bustle of this historical city.

Network at fun social events

Grab a drink, some good food and get your network on with your peers in the performance plastics industry at one of the many optional social events like the welcome reception, social hour, closing party at Tavern on Fourth and more!

Complimentary Headshots

Say cheese! Back by popular demand, IAPD is once again providing complimentary professional headshots, a vital addition to your LinkedIn profile. Stop by the headshot booth during connecX and get ready to show your pearly whites.