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Welcome to the ABC 2018 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:

Sponsorship and Exhibits

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA

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!

(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.)

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ABC 2018 Conference Registration

Sponsors receive complimentary registrations to ABC 2018. Once you know who will be attending, contact Deirdre Turner, Conference Coordinator at  248-505-5136 or to provide the following:

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 $450 by calling Deirdre by calling at 248-505-5136.

Diamond Sponsorship
provide for 3 complimentary registrations to the ABC


Platinum Sponsorship
provide for 2 complimentary registrations to the ABC


Exhibit Check-in, Set-Up and Conference Schedule

ABC 2018 Program Schedule

Exhibitors may check-in and set-up anytime from 9:00AM-5:00PM on Monday, Oct. 8th.

Your exhibit table will be marked per the exhibit floor plan

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 8th 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."


Exhibit Details & Shipping Materials

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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 Package Delivery Fees 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 information and label template. 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. You will need to schedule a pick-up with your carrier when the conference concludes on Wed., Oct. 10th.  The final opportunity where attendees may visit exhibitors is during the last networking break from 10:00-10:30AM on Oct. 10th.

Additional Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities


Other opportunities are available for you to raise your company's profile at this year's ABC, including:

ABC 2018 Conference Sponsor
Drink Ticket Sponsor
Guest Speaker Gifts
Annual Blow Molded Parts Competition
ABC 2018 USB Sponsor
Wi-Fi Sponsor
Refreshment breaks
Welcome Reception
Dinner Cruise

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.

Click here for 2018 Submission Form and Information



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