Session schedule will be released October 2023

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Made For Knowledge

Ready to hear from peers on their toughest business challenges? Want to learn from the top minds in plastics?

Whether you’re interested in broad market updates or something tailored for your line of business, NPE2024’s redesigned education program offers all that — and more.

Get ready to immerse yourself in plastics education you won’t experience anywhere else.

Spark Stages

With 75+ sessions, the all-new Spark Stages give you 5 days of learning access on the expo floor. Open to all NPE registration levels, these stages feature one-of-a-kind education on topics critical to plastics — every hour, on the hour — from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily.

Bottling Stage

Discover advancements in technologies for the beverage and non-food segments.

Innovation Stage

Witness the latest in electrification, Industry 4.0, thermoplastic alchemy, UV blockers, engineered thermoplastic and other exciting topics.

Sustainability Stage

Explore how the entire plastics supply chain is developing solutions to improve efficiency, reduce materials loss, use less power and more.


3D Printing for Plastics Processors

Wednesday, May 8

Learn the practical applications and emerging possibilities of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Separate ticket required

Seminarios Latinamericanos

Tuesday, May 7

Wednesday, May 8

Gain insights about advanced technologies, the circular economy and sustainability, presented entirely in Spanish.

Separate ticket required

Student Career Development Workshop

Thursday, May 9

A career-transforming experience that’s made for aspiring plastics professionals.



For the first time, NPE will feature keynote sessions on Monday and Wednesday. Stay tuned for speaker information.

Industry Briefings

Curated content featuring subject matter experts in the Automotive, Building and Construction, Consumer Goods, Medical and Packaging industries.

Comprehensive Plastics Industry Briefing

Timely business updates for every market segment, including global insights on the economic impact of plastics, market trends, future forecasts on recycling and a review of the Global Plastics Treaty.

Market Trends with ICIS

Put yourself at the forefront of the industry with insights into the U.S. recycled plastics industry, the future of polyethylene and polypropylene, and other leading topics.

NPE2024 Topics

Sustainable Building Materials
Molding & Extrusion
Bioplastic Materials
Polymer & Processing Techniques
Additives & Compounding
Advanced Processing Technologies
Energy Efficiency
Flexible and Rigid Packaging
Interior & Exterior Components
Recycling & Sustainability
Artificial Intelligence
Market Trends
Workforce Development & DEI
Marketing & Communications
Government & Economics