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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.






March 2019  Back to Top

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

SPE Composites Division Board Meeting @ ANTEC® 2019  
Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST) - 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
Courtyard Detroit Downtown - Skyline A, Detroit, MI

Decorating and Assembly Division Board Meeting @ ANTEC® 2019  
Monday, March 18, 2019 8:30 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) - 11:30 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Detroit, MI

2nd edition CPRJ Innovative Technologies, CMF and New Materials for Plastics Conference and Showcase  
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - All Day
Shanghai, China

SPE Ontario Section Family and Friends Bowling Day  
Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Fundamentals of Plastic: For a More Sustainable World—SPE Central Indiana Section  
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - All Day
The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN

One day training course


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


Plant Tour at Titleist® — SPE Eastern New England Section  
Friday, April 5, 2019 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
New Bedford, MA

Magnet Presentation—SPE Akron Section  
Monday, April 8, 2019 - All Day
Hilton Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


WEBINAR: Basic Rubber Technology  
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

Rethink the Rink - SPE Pittsburgh Section  
Monday, April 15, 2019 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Pittsburgh, PA

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

3D Printing 101: Seminar and Tour - SPE Lehigh Valley Section  
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Bethlehem, PA

Single-screw Maintenance and Troubleshooting Workshop - SPE Ontario Section  
Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mississauga, ON

WEBINAR: Resume 101-You've Written Your Resume-Now What?  
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar Via Zoom

May 2019  Back to Top

Automotive Plastic Part Design  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019 - All Day
MSU-MEC, Troy, MI

3-Day Seminar


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

WEBINAR: Infusing Your Designs with Emotion  
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar Via Zoom

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

WEBINAR: Sandwich Panel Design and Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology Overview – Extending the Weight and Cost Reduction Opportunities  
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

Akron Section Awards Night  
Monday, May 20, 2019 - All Day
Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio

Contact Gary Taylor at +1 330.419.4380 or email at akronspe1@gmail.com.


53rd Annual SPE Ontario Section Golf Tournament  
Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
Milton, Ontario, Canada

June 2019  Back to Top

11th Polyimides and High Performance Polymers aka STEPI11  
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - All Day
University of Montpellier, Triolet Campus, IAE, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 - France
Contact:    Prof Marc J. Abadie
marc.abadie@umontpellier.fr
+33-667-222-780

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


WEBINAR: An Introduction to Dynamic Mechanical Analysis  
Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) - 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Webinar via Zoom

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

Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Monday, September 9, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

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

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

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

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     


Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

K Trade Fair 2019  
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - All Day
Dusseldorf, Germany

November 2019  Back to Top

Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Monday, November 4, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

December 2019  Back to Top

Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Operation Training  
Monday, December 9, 2019 9:00 AM Central Standard Time (CST) - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (CST)

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