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“ABC 2008 Building Blocks for the Future”
24th Annual Blow Molding Conference

October 8th & 9th, 2008
Bartlesville Community Center and Chevron-Phillips Technical Center
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The SPE Blow Mold Division will be hosting its annual conference for the Blow Molding Industry this fall in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Technical sessions and exhibits will be held in the Bartlesville Community Center. Guided tours of the Chevron-Phillips Technical Laboratory will be conducted in addition to the regular program.

The conference will feature speakers who cover industry segments in both packaging and industrial applications. From resin developments to machinery innovations to automation, design and safety, no topic will be missed. Attendees to past conferences have expressed great satisfaction regarding the breadth and depth of information they were exposed to during these conferences.

The SPE Blow Molding Division’s annual awards will presented at dinner, which will recognize student scholarships and student design winners. A special segment of the evening will be dedicated to the Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Click here for the ABC 2008 Conference Flyer.  You can also look at last year’s attendee list here.

Why Attend This Conference?

This conference has been structured to provide blow molding machine suppliers, machinery users, resin suppliers, converters and brand owners (operators, engineers, plant managers, operations managers, purchasing personnel and corporate officers) the opportunity to interact and gain valuable insight regarding blow molding needs and innovations. You will find multiple topics that will provide information to better perform your job; manage your business; and plan for future needs of your customers.

Guest Speaker Opportunities

If you are interested in presenting a topic at this year’s conference, please click here for a Speaker Abstract Form.  You can review the Speaker Guidelines and Presentation Requirements here.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Support this year’s event by participating as a sponsor/exhibitor.
Click here for more information.

ABC 2008 Program

The ABC 2008 program can be accessed via this link.

Conference Venue

Bartlesville Community Center
300 SE Adams Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK  74003
Tel: 800-618-2787
Bartlesville Community Center

Conference Registration Form

Click here for the ABC2008 registration form.

Transportation

Tulsa International Airport
(45 minutes from the Community Center and greater downtown area)
Tel: (918) 838-5000
Tulsa Airports

Lodging

The following hotels have a room block reserved for the Conference.
Please mention ABC when making reservations.

Inn at Price Tower
510 SE. Dewey; Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone: (918) 336-1000
$85 + tax (Cut-off Date 9/22/08)
Price Tower

Hampton Inn
130 SE Washington Blvd.; Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 333-4051
$80 + tax (Cut-off Date 9/05/08)
Hampton Inn

LaQuinta Inn
1410 SE Washington Blvd.: Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 766-0900
$65 to $99 + tax (Cut-off Date 9/15/08)
La Quinta Inn

Microtel Inn & Suites
2696 SE Washington Blvd.; Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 333-2100
$53.10 to $79.00 + tax (Cut-off Date 9/22/08)
Microtel Inn and Suites

Additional Hotels (no room block reserved)

Hotel Phillips
821 S. Johnstone; Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone: (918) 336-5600
Hotel Phillips

Best Western
US Hwy 75 & State Street; Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 335-7755
Best Western Inn

Holiday Inn Express
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Tentative Opening Date of 9/15/08
Holiday Inn Express

Hilton Garden Inn – Tulsa Airport
Phone (918) 838-1444
Hilton Garden Inn

Radisson Inn – Tulsa Airport
Phone (918) 835-9911
Radisson Inn