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After months of preparation, Interplas 2014 is set to open in just one week.
According to the show’s organisers, Interplas will feature 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.
Featuring a show floor that is not only one-third larger than 2011’s outing, organisers state the show will feature exhibitions from the biggest names in the industry. The triennial event 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.
Whilst firebrands of academia and industry take 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.
On the show floor, organisers explain 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.
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, with industry publication British Plastics and Rubber (BP&R) returning to the Interplas as official lead media partner.
Leanne Taylor, Group Editor, BP&R, Rapid News Communications Group, commented: “British Plastics and Rubber is thrilled to once again be headline media partner to Interplas 2014. The amount of exhibitors, across the entire industry spectrum that are launching new products, bringing new and exciting technology and showing the most highly specialised equipment is a clear indication of the importance placed on the event by the plastics sector. Topped off with a seminar programme that is informative, educational and a vehicle for learning, as well as unique and unusual features and events, this year’s outing is set to be something extra special.”
Interplas 2014 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK on September 30th-October 2nd 2014.
Photo provided by Interplas.
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