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WALMART EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF SOURCING U.S.-MADE GOODS WILL ADDRESS PLASTICS INDUSTRY AT NPE2015

Cindi Marsiglio

Along with Experts on the Economy, Energy, Feedstocks, and Polymers, the Walmart VP of U.S. Manufacturing Will Speak at an SPI / IHS Breakfast Event Open to All

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., February 3, 2015: The featured speaker at the SPI/IHS Key Market Breakfast Briefing during NPE2015 will be Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing, who is charged with delivering on her company’s commitment to source an additional $250-billion worth of U.S.-made goods over ten years, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

The Key Market Breakfast Briefing will take place from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The event is free and open to all registrants of NPE2015, which takes place March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Marsiglio will speak following opening remarks by SPI president and CEO Bill Carteaux and by Nick Vafiadis, global business director, polyolefins and plastics, for IHS. Subsequent presentations by seven IHS executives will focus on the U.S. economy, energy, ethylene and propylene feedstocks, and a range of high-volume and engineering thermoplastics.

Cindi Marsiglio is responsible for facilitating opportunities with current and new suppliers to Walmart to accelerate the availability of U.S.-made goods available to Walmart customers. She joined Walmart in 2007. Prior to her current position, she was senior director of public affairs and government relations, in charge of advocating on behalf of Walmart and favorably shaping public policy at the state and local level. She was also responsible for supporting the new store expansion efforts and community engagement.

Prior to joining Walmart, Marsiglio worked for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and served in Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s administration as a deputy secretary at the Department of Management Services.

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NPE: The International Plastics Showcase is a triennial exposition solely owned and produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015 will take place Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. It will be the largest plastics industry event in 2015, including a world-scale trade show and multiple educational programs. The trade show portion will include 2,000 exhibitors on over one million sq.ft. (93,000 sq.m) of space. NPE2015 will host over 60,000 industry professionals from 120 countries. Visit www.npe.org.

Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900 thousand American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world. Visit www.ihs.com.