The doors for Interplas 2014 are set to open next week
After months of preparation, Interplas 2014 is set to open in just one week.
With an expanded, sold-out floor plan and visitor numbers anticipated to be in excess of 12,000 plastics industry professionals, students, media and investors from every corner of the world, the anticipation for what has been billed the 'must attend' plastics industry trade show is palpable.
In addition to featuring a show floor that is not only one-third larger than 2011's outing, but will feature exhibitions from the biggest names in the industry, organisers Rapid News Communications Group have plenty up their sleeves for the triennial event, which will run for three days from September 30th to October 2nd at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Duncan Wood, COO and Event Director, commented: "Thanks to the big names that have signed up from all over the world to exhibit and speak at this key industry event, Interplas 2014 is set to live up to the hype as the 'must-attend' British plastics fair of the year. Our excitement has been building for months and the hard work that has gone into piecing this show together will be apparent from the moment the doors open."
The conference side of Interplas will be given an auspicious start, with Philip Law, Director General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), commencing proceedings in the opening keynote. On Day Two, Shadow Minister for Industry Iain Wright MP will deliver the key address, covering the state of British industry and how the Commons are supporting businesses.
In addition to the firebrands of academia and industry taking to the stage in Theatre One, visitors can look forward to specialised talks in Theatre Two, with a medical focus in association with Medical Plastics News on October 1st, and the NetComposites polymer industry session on October 2nd. For more details on the conference sessions, click here.
On the show floor, visitors can turn detective in Interplas 2014's special MoDiP exhibition of iconic pieces from the history of design in plastics, where they will be asked to piece together unusual facts about everyday objects. Furthermore, attendees can be thrilled and entertained by artist Glenn West's 'Melting Plastic Art' - a live demonstration of how he melts polyethylene and plastic sheet into large contemporary paintings.
Visitors have all of this in addition to the exciting exhibits on the show floor from the likes of Arburg, Engel, Demag, Summit Systems, Romi Sandretto, Ferromatik, Bayer MaterialScience, Albis and Boy. For the full list of confirmed exhibitors, click here.
In addition to being opened by the BPF, the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA) has thrown its support behind Interplas 2014, along with the GTMA and Materials KTN.