Cleveland Expos shortlisted for exhibition awards

AEO_awards20-logoAMI’s first plastics industry exhibition in the USA has been selected as a finalist for two prestigious awards organised by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO). The exhibition, which was held in Cleveland, Ohio on 8-9 May 2019, included the Plastics Recycling World Expo, Compounding World Expo and Plastics Extrusion World Expo.

It has been shortlisted by the AEO for both the ‘Best Event Launch’ and the ‘Best International Show – Americas’ categories. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 4 December 2020.

“We are delighted that the success of our American expos has been recognised in the AEO Excellence Awards 2020,” said Rita Andrews, AMI’s head of exhibitions. “AMI has a long history of organising conferences, but this was only our second big tradeshow and the first outside of Europe, so it’s a fantastic result to be shortlisted alongside lots of established players,” she added.

The Cleveland Expos attracted 261 exhibitors and 4,375 visitors from 42 countries to the city’s Huntington Convention Center. In addition, more than 1,000 people attended the evening networking party at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

“The focused nature of the expos worked very well for visitors from the plastics recycling, compounding and extrusion sectors,” explained Andy Beevers, events director at AMI. “They could meet with key suppliers and participate in highly relevant conference sessions all under one roof. Similarly for exhibitors, the clear focus of the events meant they were meeting large numbers of buyers with a very specific interest in their products and services”.

The Plastics Recycling World Expo, Compounding World Expo and Plastics Extrusion World Expo next take place at Messe Essen in Germany on 7-8 October 2020, and they return to Cleveland, Ohio on 4-5 November 2020. At both locations, they will be joined by the new Polymer Testing Expo.

For more information on booking a stand or registering for a free ticket for either event, please visit: