NPE2024 offers even more than what’s on the show floor. NPE’s global education programs are geared at transforming industry insights into actionable solutions ranging from sustainability and recycling to 3D/additive manufacturing. Maximize your show experience by networking with, and learning from, the top minds in the industry.

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3D Printing Workshop

Presented by Additive Manufacturing Media, this workshop examine 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies from a plastics processing perspective.

Past topics have covered short-run production, conformal cooling, end-of-arm tooling, technology options, bridge tooling, material advancements.

Two men examining a 4D printed item in the 3D and 4D printing zone.

Bottle Zone Technical Forum

Hosted by PETplanet, the Bottle Zone Technical Forum provides a platform to explore the latest innovations in the manufacturing of bottles and containers, from beverages and pharmaceuticals to personal care. Topics include:

Raw Materials, Additives, Barrier — Preform and Closure Manufacturing — Bottle Blow Molding Technologies — Bottle Filling and Inspection Technologies — Downstream Packaging and Recycling Technologies  — Thermoforming — Moldmaking

Machine manufacturing bottles in the bottle zone.

Expert Super Sessions

Discover the latest research, next-generation trends, and groundbreaking solutions from renowned industry experts through this series of Super Sessions.

Two attendees shaking hands on the display floor.

Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

Produced by Plastics Industry Association, the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit is the premier event in sustainable plastics manufacturing. Every year, the most influential thought leaders across the plastics supply chain come together to discover new ways to use recycled plastics, take advantage of new end markets, and push sustainability in manufacturing forward.

Re|focus attendees network during the Sustainability Reception

Seminarios Latinamericanos

Presented in Spanish by Tecnología del Plástico, find a program responding to the needs of the plastics transformation sector in Latin America granting attendees a look at cross-cutting issues, such as digitization, circular economy, and energy efficiency. Previous conference tracks have offered:


  • Digitization, Automation and Industry 4.0: Solutions to Meet the Challenges of the Latin American Plastics Industry
  • Sustainability and Innovation in Plastics Packaging: The Transition Towards Circular Economy
  • Advanced Technologies and Process Integration: Solutions to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs in Plastics Converting

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