Professionals with expertise in ways in which plastics businesses can grow are invited to address audiences during the "Business of Plastics Conference" during NPE 2012. The world-scale exposition is expected to attract 55,000 visitors when it takes place on April 1-5, 2012, in Orlando.

The exposition and concurrent plastics business conference are produced by SPI. According to the plastics industry association, presenters will be expected to focus on the business implications of their topics rather than conducting a technical discussion.

“SPI is particularly interested in timely topics of broad interest to plastics professionals such as bioplastics, sustainability, medical and health care markets, and issues involving regulation, safety or industry advocacy,” says Jeff Stupar, director of research at Illinois Tool Works Inc. and chairman of the NPE 2012 Education Committee.

The deadline for submitting a presentation title and brief description is April 1, 2011. Guidelines and online abstract submission are available at