Plastics Recycling Conference 2014 Attendee Newsletter

Attendee Newsletter

January 14, 2014

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1 | Book your hotel room now!

Plastics Recycling 2014 is proud to have chosen the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel as this year's venue.  It's nestled on a 230-acre site along Shingle Creek just off Universal Boulevard, east of the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion and just 15 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport.

Conference attendees will receive a conference rate of $189 plus taxes for single/double occupancy. Government attendees will receive the current government per diem at the time of check-in. Reservations can be made online or by calling 866-966-6338.  Reservations must be made by February 17, 2014 to receive the conference rate. 

Important Notice Regarding Hotel Bookings

It has been brought to our attention that Global Housing Services Corp., Global Housing Expo and other third party hotel and travel companies have been contacting attendees and potential attendees of Plastics Recycling 2014 claiming to be the housing coordinator.  We have no affiliation with Global Housing Services Corp., Global Housing Expo or any other third party housing coordinator.  Please do not book hotel rooms through there or any third party hotel and travel companies.  The only official way to secure your hotel rooms is directly with the host hotel, Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.  Hotel rooms need to be booked directly through the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel by calling 888-697-7997.  Online reservations are available through this link.

2 | Getting to the hotel

After arriving at Orlando International Airport, you have several options for transportation to the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.  

For shuttle and towncar transportation to and from Orlando International Airport:

  • Mears Transportation
  • Star Transportation
  • SuperShuttle -  All attendees receive $4 off roundtrip shared ride shuttle service to and from the airport courtesy of SuperShuttle Orlando using discount code LMCF6. Discounted rates are $18 one way and $32 roundtrip per person. Exclusive Sedans, SUVs, and vans are available (rates vary).  Click here to book your transportation or call 1-800-258-3826.

Driving Directions from the Airport to the Hotel:

Take the north exit from the airport.
Take SR 528 West (Beachline Expressway)
Take exit # 2 Orangewood Blvd/Universal Blvd.
At the end of the exit ramp, make a right at the light onto Universal Blvd.
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel is immediately on the right, just before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

3 | Please pick up your badge and packet when you arrive

We urge you to stop by the registration booth on Monday, March 10 to pick up your registration packet and name badge.

With over 1400 attendees expected at this year's event, the registration lines will be long if everyone tries to pick up their badge on Tuesday morning before the opening plenary session. Your badge is required for entrance into conference events and the exhibit hall.

The registration booth will be open on Monday from noon to 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will re-open on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

4 | Complimentary guest room Internet

Conference attendees that will be staying at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel have been provided complimentary guest room Internet by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers.

To log in, please follow the instructions in your browser window. You will be asked to enter your room number. It may appear that your room will be billed for this service but we assure you it will not be charged.

5 | Wear your badge at all times

We want to remind you to show your badge.

Your badge is your admission ticket to the conference, including the exhibit hall, the conference sessions, meals and the Tuesday night reception. Security personnel will enforce this requirement.

6 | Recommended conference attire

Keeping in step with the casual style of past years and the informal nature of the plastics recycling industry, we are asking attendees to have business casual attire in mind when packing for the conference. Since conference meeting rooms are often kept at cooler temperatures, remember to bring layers so that you will be comfortable at sessions throughout the day.

7 | Please take part in our on-site recycling program

We will be providing materials recovery opportunities throughout the conference complex.

Please look for the recycling bins and containers in the exhibit hall, session rooms and near the registration desk. Please feel free to ask a conference staff member if you have any questions. Recycling bins are provided by Gulfstream Recycling and Rubbermaid.

8 | Do you prefer vegetarian, vegan or kosher lunches?

We want to give the hotel an accurate count of those choosing the vegetarian, vegan or kosher options at the lunches. If you did not check this box on the registration form and would like a vegetarian, vegan or kosher meal, then please e-mail us to confirm your preference. Please write to

9 | Chinese language translation available

For the second time, Plastics Recycling 2014 will have Mandarin speaking simultaneous translators available for certain sessions.

Headsets will be available in the rear of the session ballroom. Please feel free to use a headset for simultaneous translation from English to Mandarin Chinese.

The translators will also be available at various times at the registration desk.

10 | Internet kiosk to be provided

As in years past, Plastics Recycling 2014 is offering a free Internet kiosk. The kiosk will provide the opportunity for attendees to quickly check their e-mail. The kiosks will be located throughout the conference.

11 | Have a latte on us

We have made arrangements for a special treat at the conference. Your conference packet will include a coupon that entitles you to a free coffee drink at Smooth Java, located in the lobby on your way to the conference meeting space.  Coffee tickets are sponsored by United Plastic Recycling.

12 | All work and no play … not here

In Orlando, you will find a wide variety of dining and nightlife, theme parks, attractions, golf and historic and cultural options.  For more information on activities, please visit our 'Orlando' page on the website.

13 | The Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel is a spectacular hotel

Plastics Recycling 2014 is proud to have chosen the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel as this year’s conference venue.  It is nestled on a 230-acre site along Shingle Creek just off Universal Boulevard, east of the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion and just 15 minutes away from the Orlando International Airport. There are more than a dozen dining and entertainment options on property including AAA Four Diamond restaurants such as A Land Remembered (steakhouse) and Cala Bella (Italian Bistro).  The Shingle Creek Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72, 7,149-yard champion golf course designed by David Harman and voted one of the top 40 best new courses by Golfweek.

Plastics Recycling 2014  has secured a handful of tee times on Monday, March 10 at a discounted rate for the Shingle Creek Golf Club located at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel. More information on how to secure your tee time and fees will be available soon. Tee time will be based on availability.

14 | You'll receive the attendee list, plus all the presentations

We believe you deserve to know who is attending the conference. The week before the conference, you'll receive an attendee list of everyone who pre-registered. A few weeks after the conference, we'll send you a link to a secure website which contains the complete list of attendees.

The link will also include all of the conference presentations. We encourage our speakers to submit expanded presentations, with more information than they had the opportunity to present on stage.

15 | Planning your time at the conference

To help you in planning your time in Orlando, you can review the conference agenda and session topic descriptions on our website by clicking here: To plan your travel, the conference sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11th, and conclude at 2:30 p.m. the following day. Also, if you plan to make dinner plans on Tuesday evening, please note that the conference reception runs from 5:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m in the Exhibit Hall. Please note that extra events happen before and after the conference that may alter your travel plans. Please see the schedule before making your arrangements.

16 | Opening Reception Monday Evening

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) invites all conference registrants to attend a reception before the conference formally kicks off. This wonderful event will take place Monday evening, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Gatlin Terrace.

17 | Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC)

Co-located with and following Plastics Recycling 2014, GPEC will take place March 12 - 14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. This is a chance to learn about the advances and new technologies and innovations for plastics sustainability and recycling. For more information and to register (additional fees apply), please visit

18 | APR membership meetingAPR Button

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers will be holding its membership meeting immediately following Plastics Recycling 2014, and will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel. Please visit for more information about the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and to register to attend the APR meeting. Additional fees apply.

19 | SPI Tech Summit

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association presents a Tech Summit on Monday, March 10th. This half-day Summit will highlight emerging technologies that will shape the future of the plastics recycling industry. Experts from the industry will share information on the leading technology 

and processing methods that are expanding opportunities for recycled plastics. As plastics recycling is increasingly becoming an important part of the broader plastics industry, companies from across the plastics supply chain
will benefit from participating in this Technology Summit.  Register for this event on the conference registration form.

20 | Session starts will be announced

The conference sessions will be announced five minutes before start time by the ringing of chimes in the foyer and in the tradeshow.

21 | Conference sponsor and exhibitor listings on website

With more than 150 exhibitors, this will be the largest exhibit hall to date. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, visit

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