The PLASTEC West expo gives you the largest collection of advanced design and manufacturing technology suppliers in the world. Whether your focus is 3D printing, polymers, injection molding, rotational molding, pultrusion, thermoforming, or lightweighting, source cutting-edge products and services in a time-saving format with more than 2,200 solution providers—all in one location.
Conair, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Moldex3D North America, Toshiba Machine Co. of America, and Universal Dynamics, Inc. are just some of the exhibitors on the floor this year. Connect face-to-face at their booths, or discover the opportunities you can't find online—visit multiple theaters, networking spaces, happy hours, and awards ceremonies.
Your Learning Hub
Center Stage is the base for all of the show action, every day. Free presentations, demonstrations, and state-of-the-industry spotlights will cover topics including industrial robotics, Industrial IoT, virtual reality, mega trends, and DIY. Center Stage Schedule »
The Latest Tech in Action
The Tech Theater is where the most innovative exhibitors showcase their latest products and services serving the plastics industry. Ask questions, get answers, and discover new solutions you can engineer into your projects. Tech Theater Schedule »
Curated Expo Walks
Join an expert guide on a one-hour tour of the show floor. Each tour focuses on a key theme at the forefront of the industry, including disruptive design, new materials, packaging innovation, sensor technology, and robotics. Innovation Tours Schedule »
Feed Your Hunger to Learn!
Join our sponsored lunch-and-learn sessions, as well as our full- and half-day workshops, for extra insight and education you simply can't find at the office. Last year's sessions included an insightful look into automation software's impact on reducing risk in the product life cycle. Details for 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Honoring Design Excellence
Celebrate the exceptional efforts in advanced design and manufacturing—by start-ups and giants alike—at America's biggest awards event for the industry. Don't miss meeting 2017’s innovative winners, including the Rising Engineer Star and Gadget Freak of the Year.
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Discover the Factory of the Future
Smart manufacturing is here to stay. Explore a host of activities, specialist suppliers, and educational sessions that will bring you face-to-face with the collaborative robots and cyber-physical systems you need to understand to keep up with the shifting landscape. Find Out More »
Matches in Minutes
One-on-ones become win-wins at this popular event. Speed Networking hand-picks the professionals you need to meet and connects you for five-minute sessions. From engineers and executives to suppliers and key decision makers, sit across the table from the faces that can help your business. Participation at last year's Speed Networking was at full capacity, so make sure to get in early! Speed Networking Schedule »
Create Lasting Connections
Connection Corner is your destination for peer-to-peer networking and problem solving in a relaxed environment. Join other advanced design and manufacturing professionals for roundtables and meetups focused on your plastics challenges. Whether you want topic-specific discussions, or simply a quick chat with like-minded professionals in your field, this is your destination. Connection Corner Schedule »
It's the Expo, VIP-Style
Enjoy a premier experience at the industry's premier event. Free gifts, comfy seating, refreshments, snacks, and workstations will make your time at PLASTEC West as comfortable as it is effective. The perfect place to talk with other industry professionals or enjoy some downtime between booths, access Club Connect by invitation or with a conference pass upgrade.
Why Your Colleagues and Competitors Attend
“Exceptional availability of educational and innovative business opportunities.”
“There were so many cool and innovative things I didn't know existed and would have been unaware of the opportunities out there if I had not gone to the convention.”
“A really exciting environment with a lot to learn. I wish I had the time to go more than just once.”
6 expos. 2,200 exhibitors. 1 pass.
At PLASTEC West, you can see the products and services leading to innovation in other highly-regulated industries, as well as learn how to leverage them to improve your projects.
With access to five additional expos alongside PLASTEC West, you can find the medtech, automation, robotics, packaging, design, and electronics innovation that can help you take your ideas from concept to market—faster and cheaper.