Hello Performance Plastics Industry Leader,

After a year+ on lockdown, limited travel and our lives turned upside down due to the pandemic, I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to the 65th Annual IAPD Convention in Louisville, KY, USA. If you’ve attended an IAPD Convention in the past, you know the value of this time with your business partners and friends in the industry. This event attracts performance plastics companies and experts from around the world who come to make new connections, receive quality training and have important meetings. Here are some highlights planned for this year:

  • Two exciting keynote presentations: Hear from Ian Heller as he reveals strategic guidance for IAPD members in the face of disruption. The second keynote speaker, David Horsager, will show you how to drive business results through trust. You won’t want to miss it!
  • Valuable educational sessions, covering topics such as truck freight and the U.S. economy and creating staying power to improve employee retention at your company.
  • More time than ever for supplier and customer meetings. Past attendees have asked for this, and we are delivering additional time slots for you to have these private meetings.
  • An IAPD Plastics Political Action Committee (PAC) wine and cheese fundraiser. Learn how IAPD’s government relations team is proactively telling our collective industry stories to protect and grow the performance plastics markets.
  • The all-new tradeshow format, connecX will debut on Thursday afternoon. Visit the exhibitors, connect with old or new friends and get a professional headshot taken.

Be assured that our utmost concern is your health and safety. IAPD and the Omni Louisville Hotel will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols required by state and local officials. Find out more on the IAPD website.

Craig Saunders: North American Plastics

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Craig Saunders
North American Plastics

IAPD President