SPI Webinars


Throughout the year, SPI produces a variety of webinars for its own members and non-members across the entire plastics industry. Take a look below for a preview of SPI's upcoming webinars. 


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Global Polymer Market Outlook
International Trade

Global Polymer Market Outlook Series

Throughout the calendar year, SPI provides a series of webinars covering the global supply and demand aspects of numerous polymers (i.e., ethylene, polyethylene, PET, PVC, PS, PBT, PC, ABS and Nylon). These webinars are done in cooperation with the subject area experts at IHS and are free to members. Taken together, these webinars provide an up to date and comprehensive picture of the world polymer market.  Click on the desired webinar to register to attend or listen to recording.


October 28, 2014
Propylene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene

Presented by:

Patty Long, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Robin Waters, Director, Polyolefins North America

Click here to register.


November 14, 2014
Polycarbonate and Polystyrene
Free for members, $129 for nonmembers

Presented by:

Michael Taylor, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

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December 12, 2014
Ethylene and Polyethylene

Presented by:

Patty Long, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
Nick Vafiadis, IHS

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International Trade

October 9, 2014
Istanbul Trade Mission Informational Webinar

To help companies develop their global business strategies, SPI sponsors trade missions to overseas markets with strong prospects for U.S. plastics industry participants. Each trade mission is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the particular market, plant visits, and meetings with potential customers and business partners. In past years, SPI has sponsored successful trade missions to Brazil, China, Mexico and other overseas markets. We have programmed out the following trade missions for 2013-2014.

Click here to register.


October 30, 2014
Chinese Subsidy Webinar

The Law Offices of Stewart and Stewart will be releasing a study on China’s support policies for the chemicals and plastics industries in October of 2014.  The study analyzes Chinese government policies that support investment, production, and technological advancement in China’s chemicals and plastics industries.  The study includes information on provincial-level policies and major Chinese producers, as well as trends in China’s imports and exports of chemicals and plastics.
On October 30, 2014, Elizabeth J. Drake and Jennifer M. Smith of Stewart and Stewart will present a webinar discussing these policies and trends, and reviewing what these policies may mean for the U.S. plastics industry.  

Click here to register.

November 18, 2014
Global Market Opportunities for U.S. Moldmakers: Europe

In 2012, taken as a whole, the current 28 member states of the European Union received more than $7.6 billion in exports from the U.S. plastics industry. Although the difficulty of market entry and the level of competition can be high in the EU28, some member states are definitely more attractive than others. In this quarterly webinar series, you will learn about export markets specifically attractive to U.S. mold manufacturers, and how to size up these market opportunities comparatively. Each webinar will focus on a geographic region or grouping of top export markets. Participate in all four webinars and you will have an excellent strategic vision of what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the domestic U.S. market including:

  • Trade policy updates
  • Top export growth markets
  • Exporting basics and developing an exporting strategy
  • Costs associated with exporting
  • And much more!

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