Organisers of the Plastics Design & Moulding Event have announced that the exhibition and conference is moving to the Manchester Central Convention Complex and will be taking place 11-12 June 2019.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is also joining forces with Crain Communications to organise the event, which is expanding to include more about plastics recycling.
“We are delighted to share in the presentation of PDM in 2019,” said Bruce Margetts, BPF president. “The move to Manchester together with an increased focus on recycling themes provide an excellent platform to relaunch the show. At a time when the industry’s environmental performance is under intense public scrutiny, we need prominent fora to exchange experience of best practice and to link up the disparate parties in the chain who make plastics sustainability happen. We look forward to adding our BPF expertise to the development of the show.”
“We are very pleased to be partnering with the BPF and moving PDM to the Northern Powerhouse venue of Manchester Central for 2019,” said Matt Barber, sales and events director at Crain Communications. “Together these two developments will enable us to broaden the scope and appeal of PDM and grow the event in new ways that reflect the latest developments in the fast-changing UK and global plastics industry.”
Manchester is the heart of the Northern Manufacturing Powerhouse, a region synonymous with manufacturing, design and engineering and the home to key design and moulding companies, their supply chains and customers. The free-to-attend PDM Event will showcase leading companies from across the plastics materials, recycling, machinery, toolmaking, moulding, rapid prototyping and ancillary sectors. The PDM Event conference will engage the challenging issues facing the industry including product and packaging design, manufacturing innovation, sustainability and plastics recycling.
Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years. Its historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect venue for some of the world’s leading events. However you travel, Manchester Central is easily accessible via the city’s extensive multi-modal transport network.