AMI to hold expanded Plastics World Expos in Brussels in 2024

AMI has announced that its next Plastics World Expos will take place at the Brussels Expo in Belgium on 11-12 September 2024. With the addition of a new focused exhibition and extra features, the event promises to build on the success of this year’s expos that took place in June in Essen, Germany.

The well-established Compounding World Expo and Plastics Recycling World Expo is to be joined in 2024 by the Plastics Extrusion World Expo, which has already become a successful part of the AMI Plastics World Expos in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is Europe’s only focused tradeshow for the extruders of film, sheet, pipe, profile and tubing.

Each expo has its own dedicated conference theatre, plus there will be a new Learning Space theatre hosting educational presentations and training seminars. Another new feature is the Chemical Recycling Zone, which is being added to the Plastics Recycling World Expo in response to requests from visitors.

The Plastics World Expos attracted 230 exhibitors and 3,385 visitors from 71 countries to Messe Essen on 14-15 June 2023. These made it the largest and most international AMI event in Europe to date, building on the success of previous expos in 2018 and 2021.

Florian Riedl, director of business development at German plastics recyclers APK, said: “It’s my third time here at the Plastics Recycling World Expo and I can definitely recommend it. It’s always a great place for collaboration.”Peter Imhof, head of sales at the Swiss compounder Polycompound, added: “The favourite part of the show for me was the networking. This is the best event focusing on compounding. You have all you need in one place.”

Andy Beevers, events director at AMI said: “We are delighted that our Plastics World Expos continue to expand in Europe and are looking forward to accelerating that growth in Brussels next year”. The new location has been very well received by exhibitors thanks to its excellent transport connections and proximity to key customers in Belgium, North Rhine-Westphalia, the Netherlands and Northern France.

Companies that have already booked stands for next year include B+B, Brabender, Coperion, Erema, Farrel Pomini, Gneuss, HPF The Mineral Engineers, ICMA San Giorgio, KraussMaffei, Leistritz, LKAB, NGR, Nordson, Pellenc ST, Polystar, Sesotec, Sikora, Sirmax, Sogapol, Starlinger, Weima and many more.