2022 Special Events
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Machinery and equipment demonstrations will be scheduled throughout PTXPO. You’ll see new technology in action and be able ask questions directly to the pros.

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Machinery and equipment demonstrations will be scheduled throughout PTXPO. You’ll see new technology in action and be able ask questions directly to the pros.

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PTXPO BY THE NUMBERS

108,500

Total Square Feet of Product and Service Exhibit Space

72,000+

Buyer Prospects Reached Multiple Times, Multiple Ways Through Plastics Technology, MoldMaking Technology and Additive Manufacturing Media Brands

21,300

Injection Molders and Extruders Located Within 400 Miles of Chicago

$8.4
billion

2022 projected spending in plastics, increasing 27% over 2021

Source: Gardner Intelligence’s 2021 annual capital spending survey for plastics processing

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Dedicated Technology Pavilions Representing

All the Major Processes in Plastics Manufacturing

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Industry Association, Society and Affinity Partners: Major Players Committed to Growing and Advocating for the Plastics Market

REGISTER TODAY!

MARCH

29-31, 2022

ROSEMONT, IL

Industry Associations Support PTXPO!

Many associations representing the industry's diverse supply chain are eager to connect with you in Rosemont!

 

See Who You'll Meet

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Download the Official PTXPO Mobile Show App

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Effortless PTXPO planning - all within your grasp!

 

  • See what’s new in the realm of plastics

  • Build a personalized event agenda

  • Search for exhibitors and products on the show floor

  • Find free Tech Talks and in-booth demos

  • Connect with colleagues and partners

  • Get important show information, in real time, on your time

  • Take the Tech Challenge and win a grand prize

Download the Official Show Mobile App!

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SPONSORED BY

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At PTXPO, you'll have access to three Tech Talk Theaters featuring educational sessions delivered by experts in plastics processing, 3D printing and mold making. 

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Our team has started a new video update series to help answer frequently asked questions and keep all attendees informed on recent news about the event. Watch this week's update now to make sure you have the latest information.

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EXHIBITS

The pavilioned exhibit halls of PTXPO will feature equipment, machinery, solutions, materials, and technology for all plastics processes, mold making and additive manufacturing.

 

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EDUCATION

You won’t have to go far to get ahead at PTXPO. Experts will be on-hand to deliver remarks, tips, and techniques to help your business succeed, right from the show floor.

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CONNECTIONS

PTXPO offers unlimited opportunities to foster relationships and establish valuable industry connections. 

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

AFFINITY PARTNER

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Hear from Our Team

We know attendee time is valuable and we want to make it quick and efficient for them to connect with people that can help them improve their business.

- Jim Callari, Editorial Director, Plastics Technology

There are currently no major plastics processing events serving the Midwest, which is the hub of the industry. Research to our readers and advertisers has strongly encouraged us to launch this type of event in this location.

- Ryan Delahanty Publisher, Plastics Technology

To enable attendees to see all the suppliers they need to as efficiently as possible, the show will be organized by pavilions for major process and product categories, including an Amerimold pavilion for mold makers and builders.

- Allison Kline Miller, Director of Events, Gardner Business Media

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GET THE LATEST NEWS!

Get the Most Out of
Plastics Technology Expo 2022

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EXHIBIT

Are you a supplier, equipment manufacturer or technology solutions provider for plastics? Showcase your products and know-how on the PTXPO show floor and be seen by buyers.

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LEARN

In addition to connecting buyers and sellers, PTXPO will offer free opportunities to learn from industry experts. Don’t miss this invaluable knowledge!

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NETWORK

Whether you’re on the show floor, in the lobby or at a reception, the entire plastics market will be present at PTXPO. You’ll meet peers, find solutions, and expand your network.  

EXPO HOURS:

Tuesday, March 28:  9am-5pm

Wednesday, March 29:  9am-5pm

Thursday, March 30:  9am-3pm

EXPO HOURS:

Tuesday, March 28:  9am-5pm

Wednesday, March 29:  9am-5pm

Thursday, March 30:  9am-3pm

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The Space Investment Protection Plan (SIPP) gives exhibitors peace of mind with their PTXPO 2022 commitment. From supply chain disruptions to international travel concerns, COVID-19 has brought many changes to how we conduct business.

 

This protection plan is completely optional and will allow you to cancel your booth up to 60 days before PTXPO 2022 and receive a full refund of money paid. 

We are committed to offering you a means by which to secure your investment amidst this disruptive environment. 

REGISTER TODAY!

MARCH

29-31, 2022

ROSEMONT, IL

Industry Associations Support PTXPO!

Many associations representing the industry's diverse supply chain are eager to connect with you in Rosemont!

 

See Who You'll Meet

Interested in becoming a PTXPO Exhibitor or Sponsor?
Contact sales@ptxpo.com or your Gardner Business Media Sales Rep to get involved. 
PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY
METALWORKING /
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 
EVENT SALES SPECIALISTS 

Bob Huff

bhuff@gardnerweb.com

 

Max Burkert mburkert@gardnerweb.com

 

Rachel Freking rfreking@gardnerweb.com

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Ryan Delahanty

ryand@gardnerweb.com

Anthony Pavlik apavlik@gardnerweb.com

 

Brian Wertheimer bwertheimer@gardnerweb.com

 

Joe Campise

jcampise@gardnerweb.com

 

John Campos jcampos@gardnerweb.com

 

Maalik Bomar mbomar@gardnerweb.com

 

Rick Brandt

rbrandt@gardnerweb.com

Dale Jackman

djackman@ptonline.com

Jackie Dalzell

jdalzell@ptonline.com

 

Lou Guarracino

loug@ptonline.com

 

Madeline Kline

madeline@ptonline.com

Michael Schwartz mschwartz@ptonline.com

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CUSTOM
SPONSORSHIPS

Want to get creative?

If you’re looking for something outside our standard sponsorship offerings, contact our team and we’ll be happy to discuss custom ideas tailored to fit your unique goals and objectives.

A Hub for Advanced Manufacturing 
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Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S.

Illinois is the 4th largest manufacturing state in the U.S. 

Chicago’s economy ranks 17th in the world.

4,300
290,000
10%

There are 4,300+ firms that manufacture plastics, rubber, and metals in the state.

290,000+ Illinois workers are employed in advanced manufacturing

10% of the Illinois workforce is employed in manufacturing

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MyPTXPO Planner

Create a MyPTXPO Planner! 

Save time onsite by creating a personalized PTXPO schedule in advance. Find exhibitors to visit, education sessions to attend and create a meeting schedule with this easy-to-use tool. Anything you add will be accessible through the PTXPO mobile app too! 

What are the benefits
of creating a planner? 

  • Create a personalized show experience  

  • Save time on the show floor by focusing your approach  

  • Organize your appointments all in one place  

  • Compile a must-see list of exhibitors and bring it with you to the show  

  • Organize show-related activities using the Events Calendar  

  • Print a map of the show floor highlighting the booths you plan to visit, or download the official PTXPO Mobile App to sync your agenda to your phone (Coming Soon!) 

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Current Status

Vaccine: Proof Not Required

Facemask: Recommended

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Who should attend PTXPO? 

Plastics manufacturing professionals from the shop floor to the front office will attend PTXPO. If you’re involved or interested in any of the following, PTXPO is for you! 

  • Injection & Blow Molding

  • MoldMaking 

  • 3D Printing

  • Auxiliary Equipment

  • Recycling

  • Extrusion & Thermoforming

  • Materials

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Why You Should Be at PTXPO

All the Plastics Processing Solutions You Need, Under One Roof!