Canadian Plastics

Educational topics at Plast-Ex 2007 chosen to meet industry needs

A dynamic education program is planned as part of this year's 50th anniversary Plast-Ex show, which takes place May 1 to 3 at the International Centre, near Toronto's Pearson International Airport. To...

February 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



A dynamic education program is planned as part of this year’s 50th anniversary Plast-Ex show, which takes place May 1 to 3 at the International Centre, near Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Topics for breakfast and luncheon seminars during the show were chosen after an extensive survey of the Canadian plastics industry.

“We really wanted to listen to the industry, and give them the information they need,” said Sally Damstra, show director at Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), which owns the show.

Seminars on the first day will be on automation and innovation in manufacturing. The focus for the second day will be on automotive and transportation. For the final day, the focus will be on packaging, recycling and energy savings.

New this show is a one-day conference on “Innovations in Plastics”. Jointly organized by the CPIA and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, this conference will be on the latest plastics research going on in Canadian universities, but with an emphasis on commercial applications. The conference takes place on April 30 at the International Centre.

Full details of the seminar and conference program are available on the show’s website, www.plastex.org.

As of mid-January, over 80 per cent of exhibit space at Plast-Ex 2007 was sold, Damstra said. About 10,000 registrants are expected to attend the show.


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