Conference / 16th Annual CARE Conference

The 16th Annual CARE Conference will be held May  9, 2018 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center.

Click here to register for the 16th Annual CARE Conference!

Click here to make your hotel reservation! 

CARE is proud to partner with Re|Focus and the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference this year!  All of this will take place at NPE! Those who register for the 16th Annual CARE Conference receive a complimentary pass to NPE!

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“In case you were wondering the NPE (National Plastics Expo) is a huge show. It has booths large and small laid out in 1,100,000 square feet of display space. The space is located in two buildings, the West Hall on 4 floors, and the South Hall on 3 floors!

In 2015 there were 65,810 visitors from 23,396 companies from 128 countries. 2018 promises to have even more visitors, and I would not be surprised if the total nears 70-80,000 visitors. This unbelievable array of people and equipment is crammed into 5 days (May 7-11). For convenience the exhibits will be divided into 11 technology zones, so take your pick.

Be aware that one cannot see the entire show in one day. There will be in excess of 2,000 exhibitors! Equipment suppliers will be displaying injection molding/blow molding/thermoforming equipment making plastic parts and huge blown film lines actually making film. Other vendors of accessory processing equipment will also be demonstrating their wares. This includes everything from grinders to material moving equipment.

In addition to the CARE Annual Conference at this event, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will be holding their Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) at this event with a 4 day array of technical paper presentations. (May 7-10)”

-Dennis Hayford, CARE Board Member

Thank you to our conference sponsors: 



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Friends of CARE:

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