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Welcome to the ABC 2015 Sponsor/Exhibitor Information page

To better assist you with your travel and planning for this year’s ABC, we’ve pulled together all the information you might need to know. If you still have questions or would like some additional assistance, please contact:
Deirdre Turner, Division Coordinator at (248) 505-5136
or email: dcturner@earthlink.net

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Hotel and Venue Information

Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

The Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh will be the site for the  2015 Annual Blow Molding Conference. ABC 2015 will feature industry  speakers offering presentations on packaging, medical and industrial  applications, machinery and design innovations, and materials and  processing, to name a few. Pittsburgh has a state-of-the-art airport with  non-stop service to hundreds of cities across the U.S. Many plastics  related businesses and manufacturing sites within driving distance of  Pittsburgh making this another ideal location for the ABC. Make plans  now to attend this premier event solely for the blow molding industry!

Due to great response, there are no longer accommodations available at the ABC 2015 discounted rate at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel. To inquire about other room rates or hotels in the area, please contact the Sheraton directly at (412) 261-8000.

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ABC 2015 Conference Registration

If you haven’t done so already, please email Deirdre Turner, Conference Coordinator at dcturner@earthlink.net the following information:

1.  Name and business title of individuals using the complimentary registration

2.  Email address and daytime phone for each individual

3.  Company Name and company address

If you wish to register additional guests beyond the complimentary registrations provided by your sponsorship, you may do so at a discounted rate of $400 by calling Linda Flowers (who handles the discounted registrations) at 419-867-5424

Diamond Sponsorship
provide for 3 complimentary registrations to the ABC

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Platinum Sponsorship
provide for 2 complimentary registrations to the ABC

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Exhibit Check-in, Set-Up and Conference Schedule

Please note the following:

Exhibitors may check-in and set-up anytime from 9:00AM-7:00PM on Monday, Oct. 12th.

Your exhibit table will be marked per the exhibit floor plan

Blow Molding Process (i.e. Plastic 101’s) will be held Monday, Oct. 12th from 1:00-4:30PM

A pre-conference reception and exhibits will be held Monday, Oct. 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

ABC 2015 will begin Tuesday, October 13th from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, and Wednesday, Oct. 14th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM.

Don't forget to join us for the Welcome Reception and Exhibits on Monday, October 12th from 5:00-7:00PM.

On Tuesday, October 13th, enjoy a dinner cruise and awards program on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh's popular fleet of riverboats which will travel the city's three rivers - the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio. The fleet is named after the city of Pittsburgh, which in earlier times was known as the "Gateway to the West."

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Exhibit Details & Shipping Materials

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ABC 2015 Exhibit Floor Plan (current)

You will be provided with a one 6ft x 30 in. table, a table linen and two chairs. Electrical power will be provided to you if you requested it. Your exhibit spaces measures 8 feet in width x 6 feet in depth. Please keep this in mind when planning displays and pop-ups. If you would like to order additional equipment for your exhibit (i.e. flatscreen, laptop, etc.),Click here for AV Equipment Price List and Order Information (Sheraton). Electricity will be provided to you at no charge so please do not order this from the hotel. The order form is for additional AV/Exhibit needs you might haveExhibit materials may be shipped to the hotel no more than four days prior to the conference. For shipping purposes, the Hotel number is (412) 261-2000. Please label each package. Click here for shipping rates and shipping label information. Shipping and receiving charges will apply. Standard rates are $5 for small to medium boxes; $15 for large boxes and $75 for pallets. At the conclusion of the Conference, materials may be prepped with shipping labels and left in your exhibit area for pick-up. FedEx and UPS will be picking up materials by 5PM on Oct. 14, 2015.  The final opportunity where attendees may visit exhibitors is during the last networking break from 10:00-10:30AM.

Additional Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

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The exhibit hall is sold out for this year's ABC, however there are still opportunities available to support the Division by sponsoring:

Refreshment breaks
Breakfasts
Luncheons
Welcome Reception
Dinner Cruise

Third Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition

We are looking for new, innovative blow molding parts, commercialized within the last two years, for the Second Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition. All attendees, speakers and sponsors are eligible to enter a part in the Competition. The Competition encourages an exchange of technology and concepts in designs, manufacturing methods, material applications, molding and sustainability. There are categories for both Packaging and Industrial Applications, as listed in the Entry Form.

The entry form, competition guidelines, and a full list of the ABC 2014 entries and winners can be found by clicking on the button below.

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