SPE Conferences


SPE strives to help its members make real connections. Real connections come from in-person interactions. SPE’s events are where plastics professionals from diverse backgrounds come together for shared experiences in learning. Whether its keeping up with current progress in plastics technology or the latest breakthroughs in polymer science our events help you find practical solutions, share best practices and help you develop your own professional network.

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May 2019  Back to Top

SPE Extrusion Minitec-PLUS PET/PLA Extrusion  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - All Day
Polymers Center for Excellence, Charlotte, NC

SPE Middle East Plastics Packaging Forum  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - All Day
Manama, Bahrain

SPE AutoEPCON 2019  
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - All Day
Troy Marriott, MI

June 2019  Back to Top

SPE Decorating and Assembly Division TopCon and IMDA Symposium  
Monday, June 3, 2019 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - All Day

Location: Franklin, TN
Conference Chair: Jeff Peterson at jeff@petersonpublicatons.com

September 2019  Back to Top

19th SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)  
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Friday, September 6, 2019 - All Day
The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace, City, State: Novi, MI

Sponsored by: Automotive & Composites Division         
Co-Chairs: Alper Kiziltas and Matt Carroll


SPE Thermoforming Conference®  
Monday, September 9, 2019 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - All Day
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Annual SPE Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, September 16, 2019 - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - All Day
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Chair: Geoff Ward; geoff.ward@aipcompany.com; +1 641.472.4188


SPE Color and Appearance Conference (CAD RETEC®)  
Monday, September 23, 2019 - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - All Day
Cleveland, Ohio

FOAMS 2019: Advances in Foam Materials and Technology  
Monday, September 30, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - All Day
Valladolid, Spain

Conference Chair: Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Perez at marrod@fmc.uva.es; +34 655138399

October 2019  Back to Top

SPE Vinyltec® 2019 Conference  
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019 - All Day
Akron, Ohio

SPE Automotive TPO Conference  
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - All Day
Troy, MI

SPE FlexPackCon® 2019  
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - All Day
Myrtle Beach, SC

November 2019  Back to Top

49th Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and Gala  
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - All Day
Burton Manor, Lavonia, MI

Conference Chair: Jeff Helms at jeffrey.helms@celanese.com  

March 2020  Back to Top

ANTEC® 2020 San Antonio  
Monday, March 30, 2020 - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX

September 2020  Back to Top

SPE Color and Appearance Conference (CAD RETEC®) 2020  
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - All Day
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Conference Chair: Cheryl Treat

November 2020  Back to Top

IMTECH 2020: SPE Injection Molding Conference  
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Thursday, November 12, 2020 - All Day
Cleveland, OH

Sponsors: Injection Molding & Cleveland Section
Conference Chair: Susan Montgomery; smontgomery@boardmanmolded.com; +1 330.788.2400 ext 135   

October 2021  Back to Top

2021 Annual Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - All Day
St. Louis Union Station, Hilton, St. Louis, MO

Sponsored: Blow Molding 
Conference Chair: Geoff Ward at geoff.ward@aipcompany.com
Phone: +1 641-472-4188