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Welcome to the ABC 2018 Speaker/Presenter 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:


Speakers are requested to check-in at the Conference Registration location where you will receive your show materials and name badge. Please plan to check-in at least 1 hour prior to your presentation.

Conference Registration hours are:

Monday, October 8, 2018          9:00AM – 7:00PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018          8:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018    8:00AM – 11:00AM


Please note:

Blow Molding Process (i.e. Plastic 101’s) will be held Monday, Oct. 8th from 1:00-4:30PM

Welcome Reception and Exhibits will be held Monday, Oct. 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

ABC 2018 will begin Tuesday, October 9th from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, and Wednesday, Oct. 10th 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 9th, 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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Speaker Deadlines

If you are interested in presenting a topic at this year's ABC, please complete and return the Speaker Abstract Form. Topics should be educational presenting the latest innovations or advancements in technologies-- no "infomercials!"

Guest Speakers will be asked to provide a copy of your PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Deirdre Turner, Conference Coordinator on or before August Sept. 1, 2018. (click here for PowerPoint Master slide)

This copy doesn’t have to be the final presentation that you bring to the conference but it must be one suitable to include in a conference proceedings distributed to all attendees.

Do plan to bring your final presentation with you on a USB. Session moderators will load presentations onto a laptop provided in the session room. If you prefer to use your own laptop, you may do so.

Please go to the room where you are to present at the end of the session immediately before you present. Your moderator will meet you there to go through logistics. If there are any computer problems, it would be best to find prior to the presentation.  If you are presenting in the first session of the morning, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start to check out your equipment.

Hotel and Travel Information

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

The Sheraton Station Square is offering all attendees and participants of the Annual Blow Molding Conference a discounted room rate of $175USD.

Click below for reservations at the discounted rate,  detailed maps and driving directions, and for airport information and daily hotel parking rate

J. Morales, IHS Chemical
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ABC 2018 Conference Registration

Guest speakers of ABC 2014 do not have to register for the conference separately or on-line. Speakers receive a complimentary, full registration to the conference, including all refreshment breaks, conference served meals and receptions.

Sixth Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition

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