International Award

This award is a way of recognizing and valuing industries in the sector that are excelling in the internationalization process. It seeks to encourage competitiveness in both local and global markets, serving as recognition of achievements and as motivation for continued investment in practices that support international expansion.

World Plastic Business Case Award

Award for the best international success stories

World Plastic Development Award

Award for the companies that have progressed the most in terms of export maturity

World Plastic Commercial and Image Promotion Investments Awards

Award for the companies that have invested the most in international communication and marketing actions

World Plastic Global Design Award

Award for companies that invest in innovative and original product design, packaging, actions and projects related to sustainable design and eco-design.


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Gabriela de Matos


Arquiteta pela PUC Minas e venceu o Leão de Ouro de Melhor Representação Nacional da Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de Veneza de 2023 com o projeto curatorial ‘Terra’, prêmio inédito para o Brasil até então. É mestranda do Diversitas - Núcleo de Estudos das Diversidades, Intolerâncias e Conflitos da Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH) da USP. Foi co-presidente do Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil no departamento de São Paulo (IABsp), tendo sido a primeira mulher negra a ocupar o cargo.

Jum Nakao


Designer e diretor de criação brasileiro. Seu portfólio inclui a organização do encerramento dos Jogos Olímpicos de Londres e de abertura dos Jogos Olímpicos no Brasil. Ele também expôs em eventos internacionais, como o Festival de Artes da Nova Zelândia, o Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Tóquio e a Feira de Design de Milão.

Marco Lobo


Doutorando da FGV CPDOC, mestre em Design pela Universidade de Brasília (UNB) e especialista em design. Com 20 anos de experiência em políticas públicas de design e promoção do comércio internacional, é consultor do Programa Brasileiro de Design, do Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior. Atuou como Gerente de Inovação e Design da ApexBrasil.


Find out more about the World Plastic Connection Summit and the eight projects that are part of the ecosystem.

The World Plastic Connection Summit emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic as a response to the need to create an internationalization ecosystem that would allow access to foreign markets in an innovative way. After all, during this period, it became clear that companies needed new channels and platforms to overcome barriers to trade and communication. In this way, the event was conceived to be the epicenter of growth and development strategies for Brazil’s plastics industry through an integrated set of projects and initiatives.


More than simply generating business, the World Plastic Connection Summit seeks to create an environment in which innovation, design and sustainable practices are debated, developed and disseminated. The agenda aims not only to highlight companies that are investing in internationalization, but also to position Brazil as a global leader.

The World Plastic Connection Summit has positioned itself as an innovative ecosystem, with eight differentiated projects, capable of providing companies with networking, commercial promotion, business, image, information and training activities, among others. The event has the unique ability to integrate all segments of the plastics production chain: from the extraction and production of raw materials to the transformation of these inputs into end products.


In addition, the program covers the entire market, involving retailers, industries, distributors, and both local and international buyers, creating a diverse environment for exchange and collaboration. Also, important is the attention paid to the end of the life cycle of plastic products, promoting conscious disposal practices and effective recycling and treatment strategies.


This holistic approach not only strengthens business connections, but also emphasizes environmental responsibility, positioning ESG debates at the forefront of the global plastics industry.


The World Plastic Connection Summit ecosystem was created to address different aspects of the industry and is divided into eight independent projects that complement each other within the program.


International Award

This award is a way of recognizing and valuing industries in the sector that are excelling in the internationalization process. It seeks to encourage competitiveness in both local and global markets, serving as recognition of achievements and as motivation for continued investment in practices that support international expansion.


Hybrid International Seminar

The technical seminar takes place in a hybrid format, offering simultaneous translation to reach a global audience. This event brings together world-renowned professionals to discuss topics such as innovation, market trends, sustainability, ESG and design. It is a platform for exchanging knowledge and best practices, providing valuable insights for all links in the plastics chain.


Buyers Project International Show

An initiative that brings potential international buyers to Brazil, covering all expenses, so that they can meet directly with member companies. This project is a showcase for Brazil’s export capabilities and facilitates direct and effective negotiations.


Color Trend

A color trend book that reflects Brazil’s cultural and natural diversity. The project aims to position Brazil as a global trendsetter, using colors as a competitive edge in the sales strategies of Brazilian companies.


International Yearbook

A yearbook highlighting the sector’s main developments and successes, distributed internationally through a vast network of SECOMs, embassies and consulates. The Yearbook is a crucial tool for showing the world the potential and readiness of the Brazilian plastics sector to meet global demands.


Consulting Clinics

Consulting clinics that offer support during business rounds, helping to resolve issues that may arise in the internationalization process. This support is vital to ensure that negotiations are successful and companies can successfully navigate the complex international trade environment.


Image Promotion

A project focused on improving the image of the Brazilian plastics sector globally by bringing international journalists to experience the innovation and commitment to sustainability of Brazilian companies up close. This project is essential for communicating the values and quality of Brazilian plastics to a wider audience.


Technical Visits

Technical visits organized for international buyers to the facilities of Brazilian companies, allowing them to personally validate quality and production processes. These visits are essential for building trust and consolidating commercial relations.

Produced by Think Plastic Brazil, Color Trend is an international guide focused on and researched from a Brazilian perspective, with total dedication to the converted plastics industry. Produced in three languages, it brings the complete chart that guides the sector in the year following its publication.


The study is signed annually by big names in Brazilian design, always with a focus on Brazil’s culture and innovative potential. Previous editions have been signed by Walter Rodrigues (2022), Alexandre Herchcovitch (2023), Jum Nakao (2024) and Gabriela de Matos (2025).

The World Plastic Connection Summit has shown impressive and consistent growth since its creation, consolidating itself as an essential platform for internationalization, innovation and sustainability in the plastics sector. Between 2021 and 2023, the event not only overcame challenges, but also reached new heights of success, becoming an unmissable opportunity for companies seeking visibility and global impact.


Investing in this ecosystem offers a number of strategic advantages. The event provides global visibility, connects sponsors to an international network of leaders and innovators, and demonstrates a commitment to innovation and sustainability. With growing participation, media recognition and robust commercial results, the Summit is positioned as an ideal platform for companies wishing to expand their influence and impact in the plastics sector.

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