October 2-4, 2019•Indianapolis Downtown•Marriott Indianapolis, IN

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The goal of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is to help plastics companies improve their operations and tactics in order to impact bottom-line profi ts. This year’s Benchmarking and Best Practices conference will address leadership, operational best practices, the latest financial benchmarks, sales and marketing, the impact of employees on the bottom line and much more.

With over 650 plastics professionals expected to meet in Indianapolis, on October 2-4, the conference staff has created a schedule packed with best practices, leading-edge benchmarks, expert presentations and the best networking opportunities in the industry.

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  • Operational Best Practices
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Superior Networking
  • Financial Benchmarks

Thank You to Our Key Sponsors




Keynote: Chris McChesney, Franklin Covey

McChesneyChris McChesney is the co-author of the best-selling book in the world on strategy execution titled, “The 4 Disciplines of Execution.” McChesney has presented on some of the biggest stages in the world, including at the Global Leadership Summit, the World Business Forum at the Lincoln Center in New York City and in Sydney, Milan, Mexico City and Madrid. He has personally led many of the most noted implementations of the 4 Disciplines, including the State of Georgia, Marriott International, Kroger, Coca Cola, Comcast, FritoLay, Lockheed and more.

Ross Bernstein

BernsteinThe best-selling author of nearly FIFTY sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning peak performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on four continents for audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000. He’s spent the better part of the past 20 years studying the DNA of championship teams and his program, “The Champion’s Code: Building Relationships Through Life Lessons of Integrity and Accountability from the Sports World to the Business World,” not only illustrates what it takes to become the best of the best, it also explores the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship in sports as it relates to values and integrity in the workplace.

Kirk Weisler

WeislerKirk Weisler, president of Team Dynamics, has over 18 years of experience with executive coaching, speaking and research in building strong workplace cultures. His perspective is simple and unpretentious, and his suggestions are applicable and undiluted. Referred to as the “People Whisperer” for his exceptional way of connecting with people, Weisler is known for his ability to share personal life stories, converse with his audience and offer coaching that builds trust and inspires action. His book “The Dog Poop Initiative” has sold over 80,000 copies and is used by Boeing Aircraft in its Six Sigma Lean program and by managers in morning huddles or weekly kick-off meetings.

Tim Riesterer

RiestererTim Riesterer has dedicated his career to improving the conversations companies have with prospects and customers. He’s written three books on the subject – “Customer Message Management,” “Conversations that Win the Complex Sale,” and “The Three Value Conversations” – based on actual decision-making science research. Riesterer is a highly sought after researcher, author, speaker and consultant in the area of creating and delivering customer conversations that win!

Pre-Conference Events

  • Plant Tour of Makuta Technics Inc.
  • Supplier User Events from MBS Advisors, Paulson Training and IQMS
  • Young Professionals Event

Don’t forget: There is a group discount to bring 4 or more! Bring your team for maximum impact!

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MAPP members receive exclusive training savings, including one free seat in selected courses. Ask us about it at the MAPP Benchmarking Conference at table 13.