November 8-9, 2017Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN
November 8-9, 2017 | Minneapolis Convention Center | Minneapolis, MN


Wrapping up another year, PLASTEC Minneapolis delivered another runaway success, bringing Midwest plastics solutions, connections, and education together on one floor. With over 600 suppliers across six shows, and with more than 5,000 design and manufacturing professionals in attendance, the event provided the answers needed to take projects from concept to market.

2016 Keynote Lineup

From a Navy SEAL combat paramedic to an IoT evangelist to a video game artist — our keynote speakers gave hundreds of professionals fresh perspectives on trending topics such as digital health, VR, and design innovation.

What Did PLASTEC Minneapolis 2016 Deliver?

Unmatched Opportunities

  • Inspirational keynotes and presentations from leading industry minds, free to attend in multiple theaters on the expo floor
  • Face-to-face connections with plastics professionals at meetups and networking receptions
  • Thematic, one-hour tours of the expo floor that were led by experts and showcased the best of the expo

More Solutions

The latest plastics products and services were all on the newly-expanded expo floor:

  • 3D printing
  • Automation
  • Auxiliaries/Chemicals
  • Blow molding
  • Compounding
  • Extrusion machinery
  • Injection molding
  • Insert molding technology
  • Medical-grade plastics
  • New materials
  • Sustainable packaging

Deeper Knowledge

  • A two-day conference program designed to prepare professionals for current industry trends and critical shifts
  • Educational sessions on topics such as design innovation, 3D printing, Industry 4.0, and more
  • Interactive sessions led by the industry's top experts, covering packaging challenges, breakthroughs, and beyond

“I made several contacts that Google and word-of-mouth inside my company did not provide. Seeing new technology that isn't researchable on the Internet is very valuable in today's market.”
-Wayne Rothbauer, SMC Ltd

“I loved it. Well worth the time and effort to attend. I found what I was looking for and more.”
-Boone Greenly, Mytana MFG

“Incredible venue. The show floor was very impressive. Greatly enjoyed the Happy Hour events.”
-Erik Morness, Electrical Engineer, Benchmark Electronics

2016 Exhibitor Spotlight