single page header

Download our ABC 2018 Conference App!

Get more out of your conference experience with Whova for up-to-the-minute attendee lists, exhibitor listing, speaker information and current ABC 2018 Conference Schedule. Start talking to attendees and exhibitors now!

2018 Banner (75KB)

Full conference registration fee is: $625.00
University Student Rate: $250.00
If you have three or more registering from your company,
please call Deirdre Turner at (248) 505-5136
to receive a 10% discount on your registration fees.

I am one of the following and would like more information:

34th Annual Blow Molding Conference

October 8th – 10th, 2018
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ABC 2017 Conference Sponsor

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is the site for the 2018 Annual Blow Molding Conference.  ABC 2018 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!

Make plans now to attend this premier event solely for the blow molding industry!

All attendees of ABC 2018 will enjoy a discounted room rate of $175. Make your reservation here.

If you have questions or require additional assistance,
please call the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square directly at (412) 261-2000.

(Please Note: Be aware of hotel room scams as they are being reported with increased frequency. The Sheraton Station Square is the only official Hotel Reservation Office for ABC 2018.)

sheraton hotel

2018 Conference Schedule

riverboat clipper
clean plast display
icetech display

Sponsorships and Exhibits

Division Sponsorships and Exhibit Opportunities

Highlight your company’s profile at the conference and support the SPE Blow Molding Division. Your sponsorship dollars provide educational grants to students, help recruit new members to the Division and support the Annual Blow Molding Conference—an unparalleled networking platform for current and prospective blow molding professionals.

Our Exhibit locations are sold out for ABC 2018 but we still have sponsorship opportunities for your consideration, including becoming a Conference Sponsor which includes a 5-minute presentation about your company to be offered at the conclusion of the General Sessions on Day One of the ABC.  Click on Conference Sponsor Opportunities  below for more details.

Questions, contact Deirdre Turner at (248) 505-5136 or

6th Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition

We are looking for new, innovative blow molding parts, commercialized within the last two years, for the 6th 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.


The Sheraton Station Square is Pittsburgh’s only riverfront hotel and located approximately 20 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport. Transportation from the airport to the hotel includes taxi (estimated fare is $40USD one-way) and Super Shuttle ($26USD one-way) which runs every 15-30 minutes from the airport.  Reservations are recommended for the Super Shuttle. Call (800) 258-3826 for shuttle reservations.