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MONDAY N PE 2 018 Explore The Biz Side of Plasঞcs At The Plasঞcs Leadership Summit By Heather Caliendo Plascs Technology NPE2018 has set aside the mornings of Tuesday to Thursday, May 8 – 10 for a con- ference aimed specifically at the business side of plasঞcs. It targets "C-Level" execu- ঞves with an educaঞonal program intended to help them make beŽer-informed strategic decisions that pump up their boŽom lines. This program, called The Plasঞcs Leadership Summit, was created by William Carteaux, president and CEO of the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS), and well- known industry consultant Jay Gardiner of New York-based Gardiner Plasঞcs Inc. The half-day symposia offers execuঞves from processors, brand owners and OEMs a first- of-its-kind educaঞonal and networking op- portunity, while giving them ample ঞme to walk the sold-out show floor a[erward. The summit, for which there is a separate registraঞon fee, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., which includes a networking lunch from 12 - 1:30 p.m. Speakers and presentaঞons are organized through what Gardiner calls "three unique lenses," assigned to different days: Profit (Tuesday), Product (Wednesday) and Producঞon (Thursday). Dow Chemical is the event's Plaঞnum Leadership sponsor. On Tuesday, May 8, the Profit track features talks and panel discus- sions on how our industry can best take ad- vantage of the capital markets for expansion both internally and through acquisiঞon. Speakers and panelists include: Sharon Miller, managing director, head of small business, Bank of America; Colin Convey, managing director, Goldman Sachs; Craig P. Staub, managing principal, Odyssey Partners; John Hart, managing director, P&M Corporate Finance; Sam Smith III, managing director, Customers Commercial Finance. On Wednesday, May 9, the Product track is geared toward senior business develop- ment, sales and markeঞng, and product/ divisional business managers. It provides insights into projected demand for markets like medical, consumer products, aerospace, food and beverage, etc. Speakers and panel- ists include: Rene Lammers, senior v.p., global beverage R&D, PepsiCo; Theresa Hermel-Da- vidock, senior director, AbboŽ Laboratories; Jay Olson, global manager, materials engi- neering and technology, John Deere; ScoŽ Farmer, execuঞve v.p. and chief pro- curement officer, Berry Global; Dr. Alex Rubin, senior technical fellow, Boeing Research and Technology. On May 10, the Producঞon track covers topics such as workforce development and addiঞve (3D and 4D) manufacturing, as well as "smart manufacturing." Speakers and pan- elists include: Steve Bieszczat, chief market- ing officer, IQMS; Greg Haye, general manag- er materials & process development center, Local Motors Inc.; Mike Regan, director of 3D materials, HP Inc.; Peter Stansky, digitaliza- ঞon development manager, Siemens Inc.; Jay Timmons, president and CEO, Naঞonal Asso- ciaঞon of Manufacturers. Notes Gardiner, "The Plasঞcs Leadership Summit is an educaঞon event aimed at top management that looks at plasঞcs from a business perspecঞve. Execuঞves who aŽend can come away with ideas that can improve their profit margin." Meet New VP of Trade Shows and Markeঞng Susan Krys By Heather Caliendo Plascs Technology Although this is her first NPE, Susan Krys, vice president of trade shows and markeঞng for PLASTICS, is no stranger to trade shows. Prior to joining PLASTICS, Krys has been involved with trade shows for more than 25 years. "My experience spans sales, markeঞng, operaঞons and educaঞon planning in indus- tries including sports markeঞng, telecommu- nicaঞons, healthcare and food markeঞng and of course, now, plasঞcs," she says. Let's get to know Krys beŽer: Q: Can you detail your role with PLASTICS? What do you hope to bring to the role? SK: In my role as VP, trade shows and markeঞng, I am responsible for our flagship event, NPE, as well as other trade show fo- cused events. I also oversee markeঞng, not only for NPE and trade shows, but also for PLASTICS as a whole. I have been fortunate to work for a number of great organizaঞons on several industry-leading shows and with some outstanding exhibitor and vendor part- ners over the years. I hope to bring to this role all the experiences and learnings from my years in the industry—to apply best pracঞces that I have implemented and encountered along the way. Q: How does NPE compare to other trade shows you've worked on? SK: Well, to start with, it's enormous— twice as large as the largest city-wide tele- communicaঞons tradeshow that I worked on for 10 years. And it's a big machinery show —people come to see the running machines, tools and technology. But beyond the ma- chines, people can see every facet of the plasঞcs industry at NPE. I love that the full life-cycle of plasঞcs—from resin to recycling of the plasঞcs products once they've reached the end of their first usable life—is represented. Q: What's been your impression of the plasঞcs industry so far? SK: It's funny how much more aware I am of how versaঞle plasঞcs are and how import- ant plasঞcs are in our day-to-day lives, even when we don't really realize how many ways plasঞcs are improving our lives—from the mundane to the miraculous. Q: What are you most looking forward to seeing during the show? SK: The robots, definitely, and the machin- ery moving at lightning speed—I find it fasci- naঞng. Also, the on-site recycling center that we are creaঞng behind the West Halls of the OCCC with partners Commercial Plasঞcs Re- cycling (CPR) and Weima. Our partners are collecঞng, sorঞng and breaking down all plas- ঞc materials produced on the NPE show floor to a granulate size. These granulate materials will then be transported to CPR's headquar- ters in Tampa, Fla. But what will be most re- warding is seeing people doing business, re- connecঞng with industry colleagues and mak- ing new contacts and taking full advantage of this most important industry gathering. Susan Krys comes to PLASTICS with more than 25 years of associaঞon and tradeshow experience. Welcome to NPE2018 As President & CEO of the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS)—the proud producer of NPE—it is my pleasure to welcome you to NPE2018: The Plasঞcs Show. Over the next week, you'll enter a world of plasঞcs showcased and brought to life in more than one million net square feet of show floor. We call NPE "The Plasঞcs Show" because it truly captures everything about the plasঞcs industry that makes it such a posiঞve force in people's lives, day in and day out. With economic growth set to conঞnue into 2019, a new tax regime that encourages innovaঞon in manufacturing, advancements conঞnuing unabated in plasঞcs and a sold-out exhibit floor, NPE2018 is poised to be record-breaking, and we are excited that you're here with us in Orlando. From cuমng edge innovaঞons in sustainability to new efficiencies in manufacturing, industry 4.0 and materials that make important products available to more people and more markets, NPE2018 is where what's new becomes what's next and where our industry shows the world how it makes a posiঞve impact. I encourage you to pick up a copy of The ShowDaily each day to get a sense of the latest announcements coming out of the show, from innovaঞons to thought leadership. The Gardner Business Media team—producers of The Show Daily—are hard at work being the eyes and ears of all the interesঞng news and exciঞng highlights coming out of NPE2018. New this year, you'll also have the opportunity to watch video highlights daily through CNTV and the NPE Network. It's an exciঞng ঞme to be in the plasঞcs industry and an even beŽer ঞme to be at NPE. Best wishes for an exciঞng and profitable show. William R. Carteaux 3 M AY 7 TH NPE.ORG SHOW DAILY T H E O FF I C I A L S H OW DA I LY FO R N P E 20 18: T H E P L A S T I C S S H OW Copyright © 2018 Gardner Business Media Inc. The NPE Show Daily is published by Gardner Business Media Inc. 6915 Valley Ave. Cincinnaঞ, OH 45244 On behalf of and in cooperaঞon with Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon

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