The Medical Plastics Conference 2017 was held in Brussels | 6–8 Mar 2017. This conference was organised in association with the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). This year’s conference focused on “Converging Technologies into the Medical Device Arena – A New Era for Medical Polymers”. The purpose of this unique conference was to strengthen the interactions within the community of engineers, scientists and business leaders in new technology advancements in the field of medical polymers for a range of medical, ICT and pharmaceutical applications. Among the speakers was AITs APT Technology Gateway Manager Dr. Sean Lyons who was speaking on the changes facing the biomedical plastics industry. Dr. Lyons also gave a training seminar at the same conference which seen most of Europe’s leading medical device manufacturers attend.