SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

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SPE Insight

  • SPE recently announced newly elected Board of Directors members as well as a newly appointed president. Bruce Mulholland will assume the position of SPE President starting on January 1st, 2023. The president’s term will run from January 1, 2023, until December 31, 2023. Conor Carlin, Managing Director, Illig North America, will serve as SPE’s President-Elect from January 1, 2023, until December 31, 2023. Additionally, three SPE Directors have been elected to the Board of Directors: Todd Bier, Account Manager, Palmer Holland, Inc.; Praveen Boopalachandran, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Dow; and Lynzie Nebel, Upstream Quote Engineer, Cytivia. 

  • The SPE Foundation offers numerous scholarships to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. They must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, journalism or communications. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges. Applications for our 2023-2024 SPE Foundation Scholarships are open until April 1, 2023.

  • SPE’s Flexible Packaging Division recently announced FlexPackCon® 2023, taking place October 10-12, 2023, in Montreal, QC, Canada. From materials and equipment suppliers to processors, converters, packagers, and brand owners, the event spans the supply chain.  Engineers, researchers, marketers, and other flexible packaging professionals come together to learn about new developments in materials, trends, challenges, and opportunities in this double-digit growth market.

  • Registration for ANTEC® 2023, taking place March 27-30, 2023 at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, CO, is now open! We're offering a limited-time/limited-space opportunity to get in on our exciting new ANTEC® VIP Experience! The ANTEC® VIP Experience is a complimentary upgrade to your registration that gives you fantastic perks and benefits to enhance your overall ANTEC® experience.


Registration Fees

Early Rate
(Ends 1/31/23)
Standard Rate
(Starts 2/1/2023)
SPE Members $599 $799
SPE Distinguished and Emeritus Members $299 $799
Non-Members $799 $999
Students* (Non-Member Students must join SPE to get student rate) $299 $399
Speakers (Discount code required) $299 $399
ANTEC® Workshops (Separate registration required) --- ---

NEW for 2023! ANTEC® VIP Experience!

Open to the first 250 Registrants only! To get the VIP Experience, you need to register for ANTEC® by January 31st and stay at the ANTEC® Hotel.

The VIP Experience includes:

  • No on-site registration required! Badges and show materials delivered at hotel check-in
  • Swag bag delivered at hotel check-in
  • VIP Badge for access to all VIP Only events
  • VIP Only lounge, with meeting areas and phone chargers, available during ANTEC® hours
  • Monday's VIP Only "Desserts and Cordials" reception hosted by SPE President and Board of Directors
  • Early VIP access to the Tuesday evening reception
  • Special reserved VIP seating at the SPE Honors & Awards luncheon

To enjoy this complimentary upgrade:

*Students not eligible for VIP upgrade.

Need to justify attending ANTEC®2023?
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SPE Customer Service at customerrelations@4spe.org.

Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted until February 13. No refunds will be granted after February 13.



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