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Welcome to the ABC 2018 Attendee 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:


ABC 2018 Conference Registration

Need to register for the ABC?  It’s a click away!

(All Major Credit Cards are Accepted)

Paying by check? If you wish to pay by check, you must first register on line. Next, make your check payable to: SPE Blow Molding Division

 Send check to:
Attn: SPE Blow Molding Division
John Headrick, Treasurer
3909 Rosinburg Rd.
Zebulon, NC  27597  USA

Students and Press attend for free. If 3 or more from your company wish to attend, you will receive a 10% discount. To register, please contact: Deirdre Turner at 248-505-5136.

The Sheraton Station Square is offering all attendees and participants of the Annual Blow Molding Conference a discounted room rate of $175USD. Click here for reservations at the discounted rate, detailed maps and driving directions and for airport information and daily hotel parking rate.

If you receive a call from “Exhibitor Housing Service” requesting that you book your accommodations for the ABC through their service, PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM. This is a scam service that trolls the internet looking for conferences, takes that information and pretends to be contracted by the event’s hotel to book rooms on their behalf. If you receive a call from anyone at this company, DO NOT book with them under any circumstances.  If you did book a room through their service, you should check with the Sheraton as you may not actually have a room at the hotel.


Check-in, Conference Schedule and Exhibits

Monday, October 8, 2018
1:00 – 4:00PM
“Plastic 101’s.” Choose from a full schedule of 45 minute seminars covering topics from engineering processes to machinery and materials overviews.

5:00 – 7:00PM
Join us for the Welcome Reception and Exhibits, a great way to kick off ABC 2018.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:30AM – 5:30PM
Keynote speaker, General and Technical Sessions

5:30 – 7:30PM
The SPE Blow Molding Division’s annual awards will be presented at the 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.”

The awards program which will recognize student scholarships, student design winners and winners of the 6th Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition.  A special segment of the evening will be dedicated to the Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30AM – Noon
Concurrent Technical Sessions with Conference concluding after Lunch



Fifth 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 and submission guidelines can be found here.