Cleveland’s iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be the venue for a major networking party for the plastics industry on the evening of May 8, 2019. The event will be open to visitors and exhibitors from the plastics extrusion, recycling and compounding tradeshows, which are being held at the nearby Huntington Convention Center on May 8-9.
Admission to the Plastics Recycling World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo and the Compounding World Expo plus their associated conferences is free-of-charge. Advance tickets for the networking party cost just $20 (less than a standard ticket), and they include exclusive access to all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibits, plus drinks and nibbles. The party will run from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.
“This fantastic venue will provide a great place for attendees to relax and network after a busy first day at the exhibitions, which will feature more than 230 exhibitors and over 120 speakers across five free-to-attend conference theatres,” said Rita Andrews, head of exhibitions at AMI, the organiser of the events.
Located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a short walk from the Huntington Convention Center and neighbouring hotels. Housed in an eye-catching structure designed by I. M. Pei, it boasts an extensive collection of popular music artefacts spread over six floors. Multi-media exhibits map out the history of rock music and the people who created it.
The breadth and depth of the display is hugely impressive, covering everything from the birth of rock and roll through to current pop stars and everything in between. Fans of rock, pop, blues, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk, R&B, heavy metal, punk, new wave or hip hop will all find plenty to enjoy among the thousands of objects on display.
For example, the attractions include Jimi Hendrix’s Stratocaster guitar, David Bowie’s iconic outfits, Keith Moon’s platform shoes, John Lennon’s Sgt Pepper suit, Run DMC’s Adidas sneakers, and the awning from legendary New York venue CBGB.
The Hall of Fame also features exhibits on cities that have had a major impact on the development of rock and roll, including Memphis, Detroit, London, Liverpool, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. In addition, there are displays focusing on the influential local music scenes in Cleveland, Akron and beyond.
For those who have been lucky enough to visit the attraction before, there is always something new to see including recent acquisitions and constantly evolving temporary exhibits. This year there are displays honouring the 2019 inductees to the Hall of Fame, which are The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Another new addition will be an interactive display featuring rock-themed pinball machines.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party is being sponsored by Technical Process & Engineering (TPEI) and Entek. For more information on the event and for links to buy tickets and to register for the three industry tradeshows and their five focused conference theatres for free, please visit: http://ami.ltd/RRHOF