The industry's best Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference for processors!

October 2-4, 2024 in Indianapolis, IN





At the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference, we bring together industry leaders, innovators, and experts nationwide to explore the forefront of manufacturing technology and its impact on plastics manufacturing businesses. With a mission to inspire, educate, and connect professionals, our conference serves as a platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and driving the future of manufacturing.

This conference is designed to provide a comprehensive and immersive experience, showcasing the latest breakthroughs in manufacturing processes, automation, industry data, robotics, supply chain management, leadership strategies and more. Through engaging keynotes, interactive breakouts, and insightful panel discussions, we aim to empower attendees with practical strategies, real-world case studies, and actionable insights.

Whether you're an industry veteran, a young professional, or a business leader, the Benchmarking Conference offers valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration. Connect with like-minded professionals, forge partnerships with leading solution providers, and gain a competitive edge by staying at the forefront of manufacturing innovation.

Join us at the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference and be part of the conversation that shapes the future of manufacturing. Together, let's explore new possibilities, unlock potential, and revolutionize the way we design, produce, and deliver products in the digital age.

We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring and transformative experience at the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference this October!


MAPP Members:

In-Person pricing:

MAPP Members Through August 16, 2024 After August 16, 2024
Individual $923 $1,038
Group Discount (4+) $814 $932
Lunch and Learn $76 $76

Non-members (Processors only):

Non-Members Through October 5, 2024
Individual $1,264
Lunch and Learn $76
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Industry Service Providers (or sponsors):

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If you are a company that provides a service to the plastics industry please contact Letha Keslar about attending this event. You can reach Letha at 317-913-2440 or


                                            Troy Nix serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference. Known for his spirit, enthusiasm, and belief in American manufacturing, Nix will deliver an opening address that will focus on lessons in leadership and the importance of becoming more in tune with one’s inner self. Professionals over the last decade who have heard Nix deliver his opening address know that the first 30 minutes of the conference will spark emotion in each attendee’s inner core. This year’s message will focus on tapping into that internal fuel source to inspire, motivate and overcome obstacles encountered every day. Nix’s tagline “America Is What America Makes” is an essential ideal that motivates those attending the conference to strive for excellence.
  Jim Carroll is the futurist that CEOs trust. His global client list demonstrates that they seek his accumulated 30 years of experience, wisdom, and insight, developed by the time he has spent with some of the leading organizations in the world.
  Bill Stainton is an expert on innovation, creativity, and breakthrough thinking; a 29-time Emmy Award winner; and a Hall of Fame keynote speaker who takes the mystery out of innovation for leaders and their teams worldwide.


This year's event will take place at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. 

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