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Full conference registration fee is: $595.00
University Student Rate: $250.00
If you have three or more registering from your company,
please call Linda Flowers at (419) 867-5424
to receive a 10% discount on your registration fees.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago Oak Brook will be the site of the 2017 Annual Blow Molding Conference. Chicago is the largest Midwest city and centrally located; boasting state-of-the-art airports with non-stop service to hundreds of cities across the U.S. and around the world. Many plastics related businesses and manufacturing sites within driving distance of Chicago making this an ideal location for the ABC.

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

All attendees of ABC 2017 will enjoy a discounted room rate of $159.
Make your reservation here:  ABC 2017 Hotel Reservations

If you have questions or require additional assistance,
please call the Doubletree Hilton Hotel directly at (630) 472-6000.

If you receive a call from “Expo 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 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel as you may not actually have a room at the hotel.

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ABC 2017 Conference Schedule (subject to change)

Conference Program

Monday, October 2, 2017
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 2017.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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 reception and awards program which will recognize student scholarships, student design winners and winners of the 5th Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition.  A special segment of the evening will be dedicated to the Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
8:30AM – Noon
Concurrent Technical Sessions with Conference concluding after Lunch


ABC 2017 Speaker Abstract Form

5th Annual Blow Molded
Parts Competition

We are looking for new, innovative blow molding parts, commercialized within the last two years, for the 5th 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 2016 entries and winners can be found by clicking on the button to the right.


Speaker and Presentation Guidelines


2017 Parts Competition Submission Form


Sponsor registration, pricing and benefits information


ABC 2017 Exhibit Floorplan

ABC 2017 Exhibits are SOLD OUT!

However, a limited number of Conference Sponsorships are still available including:

Refreshment breaks
Welcome Reception
Awards Reception
Drink Tickets

Contact Deirdre Turner, Conference Coordinator for more information at 248-505-5136 or





The Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook is conveniently located between downtown Chicago and the sprawling suburbs. The hotel is approximately 10 miles (or 20-35 min.) from O’Hare International Airport and 15 miles (or 35-50 min.) from Midway International Airport. When arriving at O’Hare or Midway airports, be sure to select a “suburban” taxi service. Suburban services generally charge a flat fare to Oak Brook hotels. Chicago “city” taxis may not pick up return fares in the suburbs and are permitted to charge the metered fare plus one half, which may be costly. To avoid the additional charge, select a suburban taxi. Call American Taxi to pre-order your taxi at 800-241-1177 or visit them at Super Shuttle is available also. Call (800) 258-3826 for shuttle reservations.

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