ANTEC® 2020: The Virtual Edition Recap

ANTEC® 2020: The Virtual Edition Provides ‘Live’ Alternative to In-Person Event

SPE’s ANTEC® 2020: The Virtual Edition went live using the Zoom conferencing platform on Monday, March 30.  The virtual event kicked off with a keynote session featuring Thomas (Tom) Salmon, CEO and Director, Chairman of the Board, Berry Global Group, and Jim Fitterling, CEO, Dow. The session was moderated by Don Loepp, Editor, Plastics News, who also led a Q&A, fielding questions asked by attendees. Dr. Brian Landes, President, SPE, started the session with a brief overview of SPE and ANTEC®.

Immediately following Fitterling and Salmon, Angela Gaffney, CHC, President & Founder, Essential Heath & Wellness, presented “Caring for Yourself Through Change,” which focused on staying positive, remaining healthy and staying productive during the COVID-19 outbreak. The opening session was streamed live on YouTube and was available to the public, with more than 1,600 views on the social media platform. Also, during the opening week of ANTEC®2020: The Virtual Edition, 30 technical sessions were presented between Monday afternoon through Wednesday. See video highlights below.


In the following weeks through May 5, ANTEC® 2020: The Virtual Edition will continue with live keynote presentations and technical sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, for a total of over 340 live program hours. Each day will include back-to-back sessions with a total of 168 technical sessions over the course of the event. Each Monday will start with two keynote speakers, with a total of eight keynotes, all of which will be streamed live on SPE’s YouTube channel.


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