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.

Jeremy Bess is a vital member of ITR Economics’ team of expert economists and consultants. With a decade of consulting experience, he lends his expertise to the production of client reports, forecast reviews and research, and frequent communications with clients.

Bess majored in economics at the University of Tampa and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida. His accomplishments include being featured on The Working Lunch podcast, speaking at the 2017 World Tea Expo, presenting a pricing workshop at the 2019 Burger King Global Convention, hosting a workshop at the University of South Florida’s Executive Peer Workshop Series, and publishing several blogs and articles on economic developments.

Prior to joining the ITR Economics team, Jeremy Bess got his start at an investment management and insurance advisory firm, researching economic and financial information to inform clients on investment strategies. From there, he held various positions at a business consulting and data analysis firm, working his way up to senior director of North America consulting services, a role in which he worked closely with C-suite executives to optimize business profitability.


Matt Booth is an Attitude Expert who has shared his message of positive attitude change throughout the United States and internationally. He is known for his humor, quick wit, and ability to connect with people. Matt believes that if we want to make a real difference in the world, we first need to change our attitudes.

Booth earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, which puts him in the top 17 percent of the National Speakers Association worldwide. Groups and professionals can be assured that Matt has a track record of professionalism, commitment, and success. His keynote speeches are powerful, insightful, and engaging—inspiring audiences to take massive action and achieve their goals.

  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.

Omar S. Nashashibi is a founding partner with The Franklin Partnership, a bipartisan lobbying and strategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Having worked in the nation’s capital for over twenty-five years, Nashashibi lobbies the White House and Congress on behalf of manufacturing, associations, renewable energy companies, and other industries. He works with policymakers on trade, taxes, environmental and workplace regulations, job training and identifying grants and funding to support projects. Before founding his own firm in 2005, Nashashibi worked for the Office of Management and Budget, a branch of the White House and a large multi-state law firm. He graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he studied Political Science and International Affairs.

  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. 

Book your room today! Click here.

Automation Hall

Step into the future of industry at the Automation Hall. Here, MAPP’s leading experts in automation will showcase their groundbreaking technological advancements and automated solutions.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to explore the latest innovations and time-tested industrial automation technologies that set the standard in top facilities nationwide. Discover the tools and systems designed to optimize your operations from the ground up – featuring intelligent, connected, and scalable solutions that will give you a competitive edge and elevate your business to new heights.

Don’t miss this chance to transform your approach to automation. Join us and experience the future today!

Sponsored by REHMANN             


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