What is Rotoplas?

The largest meeting in the world for rotomolders, their suppliers, and those interested in using the rotomolding process to create products or parts. The exhibit hall floor — the highlight of Rotoplas — is open on Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26. A variety of rotomolding education is offered Monday – Thursday.

When will registration open?

Registration will open May 31st.

What is the deadline for early registration?

Early bird pricing ends September 3rd.

What does my registration include?

This depends on the registration level you select.

Annual Meeting and Rotoplas includes: exhibit floor, general sessions and workshops (Wed and Thur), breakfast & lunch (Wed and Thur), supplier-sponsored reception (Wed), gala & awards dinner (Thur).  

Rotoplas Only includes: the exhibit floor (Wed and Thur), supplier-sponsored reception (Wed), and lunch (Thur)

Exhibitor Personnel includes:  the exhibit floor (Wed and Thur), supplier-sponsored reception (Wed) and lunch (Thur) for  anyone working in a booth.

Spouse/Guest includes:  exhibit floor, breakfast (Wed, Thur), supplier-sponsored reception (Wed), gala & awards dinner (Thur).

Luminary/Retired includes: exhibit floor, gala & awards dinner (Thur).

Is there a host hotel and when do I need to make my hotel reservation?  

Yes, hotel reservations can be made at our host hotel, the Hilton Rosemont.

What is the deadline for reserving my hotel room?

You’ll need to make your hotel reservation by September 2nd.

Will you be offering Roto 101, or Advanced Roto?

Yes! Roto 101 and Advanced Roto will both be offered Sept 24th.

When are the exhibits open?

The exhibit hall is open Wednesday 1:30 – 6:30 PM and Thursday Noon – 5 PM.

Is the meeting at the Hotel or the Convention Center?

Most of the meeting is held at the Convention Center. All tours depart from the Hilton Rosemont Lobby. Tuesday’s Welcome Reception and Thursday’s gala are located in the Hilton.

What’s the difference between the general session and workshops?

The general session is the only rotomolding programming on Wednesday and Thursday morning. All Annual Meeting registrants will attend this session.

Workshops will run at the same time on Wednesday and Thursday. Annual Meeting registrants choose which workshops to attend each day.

What is suitcasing?

Suitcasing is an unprincipled business practice in which companies who are not exhibiting gain access to an event by obtaining event credentials (attendee badge, expo-only badge etc.) and then solicit business in the aisles or other public spaces used for the conference. Please note that while all meeting attendees are invited to the exhibit floor, any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or any company’s booth will be asked to leave immediately.

What should I wear?

The meeting is business casual. Some people will wear blue jeans. Dress up a bit for Thursday night’s gala dinner; a theme will be announced closer to the event.

I’ve got some free time. What should I do?

Nearby Dining and Entertainment: MB Financial Park is right behind your hotel but you probably need to walk through a parking garage to find it. The site features many restaurants/bars, a comedy club, movie theater, and indoor sky-diving.

Shopping: The Fashion Outlets of Chicago is a multi-story mall that’s one big block away from the meeting. Approximately a 10-15 minute walk.

Get to the city: Take the Blue Line Rosemont station (a ten-minute walk from the meeting) to Chicago. Thirty minutes to hipster neighborhood Logan Square. One hour to downtown.

Local Junk Food: Your best close Deep Dish pizza option is Lou Malnati’s.  Gene and Judes (since 1946) is an authentic hotdog stand open late. Paradise Pup was featured on Diners Drive-In and Dives.

Exhibitor FAQ

What is included in my booth reservation fee?

Your booth reservation fee includes the following:

  • Pipe & Drape
  • 7″x44″ ID Sign

Where do I place an order for booth furniture?

For this event, we are working with Rosemont Exposition Services. If you have not received an email from RES with instructions, please contact anna@webbandevans.com.

** Please note that online ordering is not available  for the special $400 booth package.  You will send your order form for this to SStephens@rosemontexpo.com.

What will I need for electricity?

For electricity, each standard electrical connection comes with 2 outlets. If you have 3 plugs, you can order 2 of the standard electrical connections 1-1,000 watts.