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5/7/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

FLiP & Sip Reception to Host Young Plastics Professionals

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Tonight, as the first day of NPE winds down, PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee will host the FLiP & Sip Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in partnership with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Attendees of all ages can enjoy free drinks, appetizers and games as they mingle with industry leaders and learn how to be part of FLiP.

Tonight, as the first day of NPE winds down, The Plastics Industry Association and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee will host the FLiP & Sip Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in partnership with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The event, sponsored by Shell Polymers, is designed to provide a casual, low-stakes atmosphere in which young plastics professionals can renew connections, make new friends and foster new ideas.

Attendees of all ages can enjoy free drinks, appetizers and games as they mingle with industry leaders and learn how to be part of the FLiP Committee, a group founded by the PLASTICS to foster the development of plastics professionals under the age of 40.

“Joining the plastics industry as a younger professional brings with it the challenge of joining a workforce of established as seasoned professionals,” says PLASTICS Director of Communications Ashley Stoney. “The FLiP and Sip reception will provide an opportunity for the younger industry employees to gather together in an informal environment to share best practices, explore potential business opportunities and create meaningful connections.”

FLiP’s mission is to provide young people in the industry with the exposure, education and resources they need to build lasting careers in plastics, as well as to encourage the growth of plastics manufacturing and its workforce. The organization hosts networking events, quarterly meetings and a mentorship program, all of which are designed to provide support to those entering the field of plastics.

The plastics industry has been vocal about the need for attracting and retaining young professionals,” Stoney says. Through FLiP, groups like PLASTICS and SPE hope to provide the support network that will bolster the success of young professionals and provide vitality to the plastics industry.

The event will take place in the Valencia Ballroom Foyer in the Orange County Convention Center. Attendees can connect with organizers using #NPE2018 on social posts before, during and after the show.

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