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.









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

Co-hosted by SPE Automotive Division and SPE Composites Division         
Conference Chairs: Alper Kiziltas and Matt Carroll


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

Hosted by SPE Thermoforming Division
Contact: Lesley Kyle


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

Hosted by SPE Blow Molding Division
Conference Chair: Geoff Ward


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

Presented by SPE Color and Appearance Division
Conference Chairs: Steve Esker and Mark Freshwater


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

Hosted by SPE Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division
Conference Chair: Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Perez

October 2019  Back to Top

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

Co-hosted by SPE Akron Section and SPE Vinyl Plastics Division
Conference Chairs: David Schultz and Bob Weiler


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

Hosted by SPE Automotive Division
Contact: Karen Rhodes-Parker


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

Hosted by SPE Flexible Packaging Division
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November 2019  Back to Top

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

Hosted by SPE Automotive Division
Conference Chair: Jeff Helms  


Plastic Pipes 2019  
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Friday, November 22, 2019 - All Day
The Leela Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Hosted by SPE India Section
Conference Chair: Haresh R. Pillay

February 2020  Back to Top

Medical Plastics Minitec 2020  
Monday, February 10, 2020 - All Day
Sheraton Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Co-hosted by SPE Southern California Section and SPE Medical Plastics Division
Conference Chair: Ned LeMaster


2020 SPE International Polyolefins Conference  
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - All Day
Hilton Houston North Hotel, TX

Hosted by SPE South Texas
Event Partners: SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, SPE Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, SPE Flexible Packaging Division and SPE Engineering Properties and Structure Division
Conference Chair: Fernando Cevallos-Candau

March 2020  Back to Top

12th European Thermoforming Conference  
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020 - All Day
Starling Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by SPE European Thermoforming Division
Conference Chair: Michel Py


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

April 2020  Back to Top

SPE 2020 AUTO EPCON  
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Hotel, Troy, MI

Hosted by SPE Detroit Section
Event Partners: SPE Automotive Division and SPE Injection Molding Division
Conference Chairs: Gary Kogowski and Sandra McClelland  

May 2020  Back to Top

Thermoset Topical Conference 2020  
Monday, May 11, 2020 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - All Day
Monona Terrace Convention Center/Hilton Hotel, Madison, WI

Hosted by SPE Thermoset Division
Conference Chair: Greg West


Shape Extrusion TopCon  
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - All Day
Hilton Nashville Green Hills, Nashville, TN

Hosted by SPE Extrusion Division
Conference Chairs:  Karen Xiao  and Olivier Catherine
Corporate Sponsorships: Charlie Martin

June 2020  Back to Top

2020 SPE Rotomolding Conference  
Monday, June 8, 2020 - Thursday, June 11, 2020 - All Day
Cleveland Marriott East, Cleveland, OH

Hosted by SPE Rotational Molding Division
Conference Chair: Larry Whittemore


SPE Decorating and Assembly Division TopCon and IMDA Symposium  
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Friday, June 19, 2020 - All Day
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti, MI

Hosted by SPE Decorating and Assembly Division
Conference Chair: Jeff Peterson 

September 2020  Back to Top

2020 Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference  
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn Hotel, Akron, OH

Co-hosted by SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group and SPE Akron Section
Conference Chair: Robert Weiler


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

Presented by SPE Color and Appearance Division
Conference Chair: Cheryl Treat


2020 SPE Thermoforming Conference®  
Monday, September 21, 2020 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - All Day
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI

Hosted by SPE Thermoforming Division

October 2020  Back to Top

Automotive TPO  
Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - All Day
Marriott Hotel, Troy, MI

Hosted by SPE Detroit Section
Conference Chair: Neil Fuenmayor 
Contact: Karen Rhodes-Parker


2020 Annual Blow Molding Conference  
Monday, October 5, 2020 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - All Day
Westin Chicago North Side, Wheeling, IL

Hosted by SPE Blow Molding Division
Conference Chair: Cal Becker


SPE Vinyltec® 2020  
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Thursday, October 22, 2020
Woodbridge, New Jersey

Co-hosted by SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section and SPE Vinyl Plastics Division
Contact: Mark Lavach

November 2020  Back to Top

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

Co-hosted by SPE Injection Molding Division and SPE Cleveland Section
Conference Chair: Susan Montgomery

October 2021  Back to Top

Automotive TPO  
Sunday, October 3, 2021 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - All Day
Marriott Hotel, Troy, MI

Hosted by SPE Detroit Section
Contact: Karen Rhodes-Parker


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

Hosted by SPE Blow Molding Division
Conference Chair: Geoff Ward




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