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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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

Sponsored by the Decorating and Assembly Division
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 the Automotive Division and Composites Division         
Co-Chairs: Alper Kiziltas and Matt Carroll


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

Sponsored by the Thermoforming Division


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

Sponsored by the Blow Molding Division
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

Sponsored by the Color and Appearance Division


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

Sponsored by the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division
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

Sponsored by the SPE Akron Section and the SPE Vinyl Plastics Division


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

Sponsored by the Automotive Division


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

Sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Division

November 2019  Back to Top

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

Sponsored by the Automotive Division
Conference Chair: Jeff Helms at jeffrey.helms@celanese.com  

February 2020  Back to Top

Medical Plastics MiniTec  
Monday, February 10, 2020 7:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) - 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Anaheim, CA

SPE’s Medical Plastics Division & Southern California Section are happy to announce MiniTec 2020.

This MiniTec will be held the Monday, February 10th – the day before the opening of the 2020 MD&M West Expo & Conference in the shadow of the Anaheim Convention Center.

This conference is expected to host at least 100 conference attendees and will feature up to 20 tabletop exhibitors. 

At least ten Speakers will present in two sessions covering the latest technology in Medical Device Materials and Processing.

Benefits of attendance include:

  • Education and exposure to the latest technology in Med Device Design and Processing provided by industry leaders and experts.
  • Access to all papers and presentations post show.
  • Networking opportunities with peers and colleagues from Med Device OEM, Part Designers, Plastic Engineers, Material Suppliers, Machine and Equipment Suppliers, and more.
  • Convenience of location and timing to large Med Device Trade Show.
  • Enjoyment of California’s climate in early February!

Contact:    Ashley Spittle
aspittle@ethorn.com
5622171377

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

Sponsored by the Color and Appearance Division
Conference Chair: Cheryl Treat

October 2020  Back to Top

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

Sponsored by the SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section and SPE Vinyl Plastics Division

Contact:    Mark Lavach
mark.lavach@arkema.com
+1 610.878.6985

November 2020  Back to Top

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

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