Plastec West 2006 show preview

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November 06, 2005

 


Cutting edge automation and miniaturization technologies are the focus of the upcoming colocated five-show design and manufacturing event: the Plastec West Pavilion, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, WestPack, Electronics West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, and the new Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West. The shows take place January 31-February 2 in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Plastec West and MicroNanoTec are part of 10 pavilions interspersed among the event?s nearly 2000 exhibitors, including four packaging pavilions?medical, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, cosmetic and personal care, and materials handling and logistics?and others devoted to computer aided design and manufacturing, precision technology, information technology, and contract manufacturing.

At the Plastec West Pavilion visitors can see, compare, and evaluate a range of product and service resources for the plastics processing industry, including primary processing machinery, auxiliary equipment, molds and mold components, materials, contract services, CAD/CAM/Prototyping, automation technology, packaging equipment and materials, and material handling and logistics.

ATX West features the latest technological advances in custom automation/assembly systems, robotics, control software, sensors, switches, motors, drives, motion control, and vision inspection. Two hundred of the world?s automation, robotics and related suppliers are expected.

The event?s conference program consists of more than 20 sessions on topics such as packaging engineering, risk management, validation (packaging, process, software), advances in manufacturing, quality improvement, and corrective action and preventive action (CAPA). Information on the collocated shows can be found at www.canontradeshows.com or by calling (310) 445-4200.




Show at a glance
Plastec West 2006 Pavilion
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92802
Halls A, B, C, D and the Arena
Enter Plastec in Hall A or the Arena

Show Dates
Tues.-Thurs., Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Show Hours
Tues,-Wed., Jan. 31-Feb. 1: 10 am to 5 pm
+Registration opens at 8 am
Thurs., Feb. 2: 10 am to 4 pm
+Registration opens at 9 am
www.canontradeshows.com

Get There by Air

Alaska Airlines
Discount: 10%
(800) 445-4435
Group name: Canon Communications
Request meeting ID: CMR8228
(travel dates are Jan. 20-Feb. 9, 2006)

American Airlines
Discount: 5% and zone fares
(800) 433-1790
Group name: Canon Meeting
Request authorization number: A8216AF
(travel dates are Jan. 21-Feb. 8, 2006)

Continental Airlines
Discount: 2% to 15% and zone fares
(800) 468-7022
Group name: Canon
Request agreement code: U29T28
and Z Code: ZQNV
(travel dates are Jan. 19-Feb. 10, 2006)

Car Rentals

Avis Rent-a-Car
Special Canon rates
(800) 331-1600
Group name: MD&M West/WestPack/PD&M/ PLASTEC/Electronics West
Request authorization number: J098440
(valid from Jan. 24-Feb. 13, 2006)

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Discount 5%
(800) RENT A CAR
Group name: CANON
Request Enterprise code: 32H7510
(valid Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 2006)

Get There by Train

Amtrak
Discount: 10%
(800) 872-7245
Group name: Canon
Request fare code number: X76H-946
(travel dates are Jan. 18-Feb. 11, 2006)

Places to Stay

The following hotels have been contracted for Plastec West 2006. These discounted rates are only available through the Anaheim Housing Bureau. These discounts are guaranteed for reservations made by January 6, 2006 or until the discounted rooms are sold-out, whichever comes first. These rates are not available through the hotels? reservations lines.

Reservations can be made online using convention access code: CANON or by calling the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Housing Bureau at (714) 765-8868.

Hilton Anaheim (headquarters hotel)
777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
n Adjacent to convention center
Hotel code: (HILTON)
$164 Main level single/double
$169 Lanai level single/double
$184 Executive level single/double

The Anabella Hotel
1030 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (ANABE)
$89 single/double

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Adjacent to convention center
Hotel Code: (MARRI)
$179 single, $192 double

Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hotel Code: (MARGG)
$119 king and family

Best Western Pavilions
1176 West Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (PAVIL)
$75 single/double

Best Western Raffles Inn & Suites
2040 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
n Shuttle available next door at Hampton Inn & Suites
Hotel Code: (RAFFL)
$84 single/double

Best Western Stovall?s Hotel
1110 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (STOVA)
$85 single/double

Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
616 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92840
Hotel Code: (CLARI)
$96 single/double, $111 suites

Coast Anaheim Hotel
1855 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Property under renovation, all services may not be available during dates of show
Hotel Code: (COAST)
$99 standard/$109 renovated

Comfort Inn Maingate
2171 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (COMMG)
$79 single/double

Crowne Plaza
12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92480
Hotel Code: (CROWN)
$108 single/double

Days Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort
2029 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (DAYSU)
$79 single/double

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
631 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (PALM)
$85 single/double, $109 suites

Disney?s Grand Californian Hotel
1600 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92803
Shuttle service available across the street at Paradise Pier Hotel
Hotel Code: (GRAND)
$169 single/double

Disney?s Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (PIER)
$119 single/double

Embassy Suites
11767 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hotel Code: (EMBGG)
$115 single/double

Hampton Inn & Suites
11747 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hotel Code: (HAMGG)
$95 single/double

Hilton Garden Inn
11777 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92841
Hotel Code: (HILGG)
$102 single/double

Homewood Suites
12005 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Hotel Code: (HOMGG)
$109 single/double

Howard Johnson
1380 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (HOJO)
$64 single/double

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92480
Hotel Code: (HYATT)
$105 single/double

Radisson Hotel Maingate
1850 South Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (RADIS)
$110 single/double

Residence Inn by Marriott
11931 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Shuttle service available next door at Hyatt Regency
Hotel Code: (RESGG)
$119 single/double

Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
900 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Hotel Code: (SHRTN)
$97 single/double

Driving to the Show

From the North (Los Angeles):
I-5 southbound, exit Disneyland Dr./Ball Rd., follow signs to Convention Center.

From the South (Southern Orange/San Diego Counties):
I-5 northbound, exit Katella Ave., westbound (left) on Katella.

From the East (Riverside/San Bernardino Counties):
I-10 or 60 Freeway or 91 Freeway to 57 Freeway southbound, exit Katella Ave., westbound (right) on Katella.

From the West (Long Beach/South Bay):
I-405 to 22 Freeway eastbound, exit Harbor Blvd. northbound, turn left on Convention Way (park in Anaheim Marriott lot or continue around Convention Center to Car Park 4)

Parking at the Show

Complimentary parking with a free 5-minute shuttle ride to the convention center is available in the south lot of Angel Stadium off Orangewood Ave. Shuttle service runs between the stadium lot and the center on show days (Tuesday-Thursday). There is a covered waiting area at the Angel Stadium lot and the shuttle stops at the convention center?s door.

Shuttle service runs to and from the convention center and Angel Stadium parking lot on the following schedule:


  • Tues., Jan. 31?7:45 am to 7 pm,
  • Wed., Feb. 1?7:45 am to 6 pm,
  • Thurs., Feb. 2?7:45 am to 8 pm.

Additional parking in the following lots is available, but is not complimentary. Please check posted rates before parking:

  • Convention center lots 1 and 2, located on the south side of Katella Ave.
  • Convention center lots 4, 5, 6, and 7, located on the east side of Disneyland Dr., south of Katella.
  • The Disneyland Hotel parking lot, located on the west side of Disneyland Dr., north of Katella.
  • The Hilton and Marriott parking lots, located on Convention Way, south of Katella, west of Harbor Blvd.
  • Disney?s Buzz Lightyear parking lot, located across Harbor Blvd. at the end of Convention Way, opposite the convention center.



An electric tram will be circulating the Anaheim Convention Center and its parking lots.
 

 


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