PMC & Reed Exhibitions Join Forces to Run Interplas 2011

Cheshire, UK, 13th July 2009: Reed Exhibitions recently announced that Plastics Multimedia Communications (PMC) (part of Rapid News Communications Group), publisher of British Plastics and Rubber (BP&R) magazine, European Plastic Product Manufacturer (EPP

Justin Tadman, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions’ B2B Division, said: “Despite the fact that we ran a very successful Interplas event in 2008, we see both the commitment that the publisher of BP&R, EPPM, and MEP have to the plastics sector, and their drive and enthusiasm as of real benefit to the plastics industry in general and to Interplas specifically. I am sure that all parties that have dealt with them will recognise these qualities. This arrangement allows both parties to bring their respective expertise to the future of the event.”

Chris Young, Managing Director of PMC said: “We are aware that the plastics industry does not want or need more shows. We all remember the days when the ‘big’ plastics shows — Interplas, the K-Show, NPE, and Plast — ran successfully at three yearly intervals. So our thought was to Reed, and instead of launching a new show, see how we could work together to optimise the Interplas offering.”

Scott Colman, Sales Director at PMC, commented: “There is a unanimous call for a coherently thought through show that will stimulate business. People’s number one show in the UK is Interplas. We realised that a great opportunity existed to create a show with Reed that really put down a marker demonstrating the resilience, robustness, and professionalism that exists in the UK plastics arena. One of the innovations we will be introducing is a Best of British focus that will not only attract the cream of British plastics manufacturers, but will also be promoted heavily internationally, ensuring that all manufacturers looking to source British products and services will attend. This show will incorporate material suppliers, equipment and service suppliers, plastics design and moulding, and will also showcase the best in British plastic processors. It will draw together the plastics niche as a whole, and re-energise the plastics sector once more.”

Chris Young summed up the future for plastics shows in the UK: “With Interplas focused as Scott has described, there will be a clear choice for exhibitors and attendees alike. We all know that in 2010, the K Show takes centre stage. In 2011, however, there will now be a new holistic Interplas event focused in the UK. Everyone who is anyone will be attached to this flagship ‘Best in British Plastics Event.’ This will be the place to meet, the place to find out what’s new, and the place to do business to invigorate the plastics sector in the UK.”

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