The Plastics Industry's First Virtual Event, Presented by PlasticsToday and UBM Studios, Attracted More Than 2,100 Registrants

Sep 16, 2011, 08:00 ET from UBM Canon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PlasticsToday and Injection Molding, the plastics industry's source for business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights, held the industry's first virtual conference for the plastics industry: Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding last Thursday, September 8th.  The event provided industry insights on various injection molding topics including energy efficiency, tooling technology, and controlled environment molding.


The virtual event drew 2,145 registrants and 744 live attendees from around the world, representing six different continents.   The average time spent in the show per attendee was three hours and thirty-two minutes.

The Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding event featured a line-up of sessions for injection molders and plastic processing professionals.  Topics covered included:

  • Energy Efficiency: Measure, Control, Conserve
  • Building Better Molds
  • Cleanroom Injection Molding

In addition, Dr. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and an expert on energy policy, market, and technology, kicked off the event with a Keynote Session on "The Outlook for Manufacturing: Optimism with a Dose of Caution."

Attendees had a positive response to the industry's first such event, with one telling PlasticsToday, "The virtual Event has been excellent; at first I was a bit skeptical that it would be beneficial but I can see it is a useful tool in learning and networking with others in the plastic industry; I am hopeful that there will be more events such as this one."  

"We successfully brought together industry experts to provide our audience with a content-packed day of sessions and discussion around the topic of continuous improvement in injection molding," stated Matt Defosse, Editorial Director of PlasticsToday. "We had a great turn-out but anyone who missed the live day can still listen to sessions and gather white papers and product information from our sponsors by visiting the event on-demand."  Tony Deligio, Senior Editor of PlasticsToday, adds, "Given the outstanding response to this inaugural event, we're already planning to stage another one in 2012."  

The Exhibit Hall featured fourteen different sponsors, including Signature Sponsors: ENGEL, Milacron LLC, TMC of America, Inc, and Wittmann Battenfield.

The complete on demand event can be viewed here.  

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