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.

SPE Members receive discounted rates on all event registrations.






February 2019  Back to Top

SPE International Polyolefins Conference  
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - All Day
Houston, Texas

March 2019  Back to Top

ANTEC® Detroit  
Monday, March 18, 2019 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - All Day
Renaissance Center Detroit, Michigan

SPE European Additives and Colors Conference  
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019 - All Day
Frankfurt, Germany

April 2019  Back to Top

SPE TPO Shanghai  
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019 - All Day
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Center, Shanghai, China

Sponsored by: Automotive Division
Chair: Sassan Tarahomi starahomi@comcast.net


SPE Plastic Pipe Conference  
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - All Day
Philadelphia, PA

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
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 - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - All Day
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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

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

FOAMS 2019: Advances in Foam Materials and Technology  
Monday, October 7, 2019 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - All Day
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

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

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 RETET®) 2020  
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - All Day
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Conference Chair: Cheryl Treat