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Innovation Awards

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Innovation Awards Competition & Gala

About the Event

For over 50 years the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program has been the most prestigious and largest competition of its kind in the world. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle and why it merits the claim as the Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics. This annual event typically draws over 700 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, and media. As is customary, funds raised from this event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help educate and secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.

Timeline of Festivities

  • 4:00 – 6:00pm VIP Reception
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm Main Event Reception
  • 6:00 pm Seating Begins
  • 6:15 – 7:00 pm Welcome/Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm Gala Program
  • 9:00 – 11:00 pm Afterglow Reception

A Special Thank You


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2019 Program Guide

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