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Keynote Speakers

Made for Ideas

NPE is breaking new ground with its inaugural debut of keynote speakers, delivering expertise that will shape the future landscape of the plastics industry. Join us for this opportunity to gain valuable insights and perspectives from trailblazers in the field. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or first-time attendee, you don’t want to miss out on these sessions.

Keynote sessions are open to all attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

Michael Cicco Headshot

Michael Cicco

President and CEO at FANUC America Corporation

Unlocking the Potential: Robotics, AI and Automation in the New Tech Era

Monday, May 6, at 8 AM | Chapin Theater

Michael Cicco will address how robotics and automation advancements are revolutionizing the plastics industry and explore the exciting future of human-machine collaboration.

Michael Heinz

Michael Heinz

Chair and CEO at BASF Corporation

Our Plastics Journey: The Road to Shaping a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, May 8, at 8 AM | Chapin Theater

Michael Heinz will touch on the challenges the industry is facing, the importance of collaboration along the value chain, together with legislators and NGOs, and provide some inspiration for the future.