2023 SPE International Polyolefins Conference Announces Program and Plenary Speakers

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The 2023 SPE International Conference (March 5-8), the largest polymer conference in the world dedicated to Polyolefins, announces their program with over 100 speakers.

The SPE Polyolefins Conference has been in existence for over 55 years

The 2023 SPE International Polyolefins Conference is the absolute best place to meet with all your customers and suppliers, to learn, and to network --- Vassilios Galiatsatos, Conference Chair

The 2023 SPE International Polyolefins Conference, the largest polymer conference in the world dedicated to Polyolefins, will be a Hybrid Conference (both in-person and virtual) on March 5-8, 2023. The in-person Conference will be held in the picturesque Galveston Convention Center in Galveston, TX over looking the beach. There will be over 100 presentations, a Sunday afternoon tutorial, 56 Exhibitor booths, 14 Sponsors, over 1,000 people expected to attend, two Networking Socials, and a Student Poster Competition.

The program will consist of sessions in the following areas:

  • Current Trends in Markets, Technology, and Investments (Mon AM Plenary)
  • Innovation in Polyolefin Catalysts and Process
  • Additives, Modifiers, and Stabilization
  • Advances in Polymer Testing and Characterization
  • Polyolefin Developments/Engineering Properties
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Applications in Building and Infrastructure
  • Advances in Compounding & Extrusion
  • Polyolefin Pipe Applications
  • Sustainability, Recycling, & Regulatory issues

The full program can be seen at https://pheedloop.com/PO2023/site/schedule/ Plenary Speaker Presentations will be streamed live on Monday AM: Dr. Tobin Marks, Distinguished Professor, Northwestern University, Surfaces as Ligands, Activators, and Models for Polyolefin Construction and Deconstruction Diane Chamberlain, President, Baystar Polymers, Solving Sophisticated Challenges for Proven Customer-Oriented Solutions Across the Value Chain Paul Homik, Manager Heartland Petrochemicals, Heartland Polymers – North America’s 1st Integrated PDH/PP Producer Joel Morales Jr. , VP – Polyolefins Americas, Chemical Market Analytics, Dow Jones, Global Polyolefins Market Update Steve Sandstrum, Business Development Manager – Pipe North America, Borealis, A European Approach to Carbon Footprint Reduction for Polyolefins.

The Wednesday sessions (Streamed Live) has a great lineup of papers which include the Outlook for Chemicals, Policy Trends, and Recent Advances in Small Nuclear Reactors for powering large chemical plants/refineries. The purpose of the conference is for companies to meet with their customers and suppliers, to learn about new technology/market trends, and to network.

For more information about the Conference go to http://www.polyolefinsconference.org or watch the Conference Video

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