Why Attend?

So – you are wondering why attend?

The SPE International Polyolefins Conference is the preeminent polyolefin conference in the USA and is among the largest polyolefin conferences in the world, dedicated to the industry since 1975, featuring cutting edge speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors in the polyolefins commerce. This conference draws hundreds of industry professionals: producers, suppliers, processors, marketers, application developers, regulators and thought leaders, from around the globe.

The science and technology presented at the IPOC will have great impact on the future of the industry with comprehensive sessions dedicated specifically to polyolefins, from fundamental catalysis to the sustainable disposal and reuse of the materials the industry produces.

The program begins with tutorials on Sunday afternoon and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Each morning will showcase a plenary session, Monday through Wednesday. The exhibition hall opens Monday morning and continues through Wednesday noon.

Every effort has been made to adapt to the current realities of our world with the shift to a hybrid conference-no one need miss this crucial conference.

Come catch up on the recent developments in the world of polyolefins and learn about the trends and drivers motivating those developments.

Fast facts from IPOC 2023:

  • The Preeminent Polymer Conference in the World dedicated to Polyolefins since 1975
  • The conference was a hybrid conference (both in-person and virtual)
  • The powerful software platform for the conference will allow access to all papers on-demand, even several months after the conference, access to the program, streaming of the plenary talks, access to virtual exhibitor/sponsor booths, and easy communication with speakers and other participants
  • In-person participants can download a mobile or web app for the conference to access all the features of the software platform for the conference
  • The conference had nearly 900 people from around the globe participate either in-person or virtually
  • The improved layout of the exhibit floor offered easy access and flow for the 55 companies that exhibited
  • We thank our 14 sponsors
  • World renowned plenary speaker
  • 100+ Technical papers, Sunday afternoon Tutorial
  • Student Poster Competition
  • 2 Networking Socials
  • Meeting rooms available for rent to meet with customers and suppliers
  • Wednesday was extended to 3 pm to include lunch, exhibits, and papers.


The Conference
The Venue
The Location


Industry experts cover topics dealing with the technical aspects of the polyolefins industry as well as delving into the commercial polyolefins arena. You will find the subjects covered by our speakers to be extremely relevant and pertinent in the day-to-day operations of the industry.


This conference draws hundreds of professionals in the polyolefins industry affording the opportunity to meet resin manufacturers, equipment vendors and end-use producers. The SPE International Polyolefins Conference 2023 encompasses the entire industry value chain, whether on the exhibit floor, while attending speaker sessions or during a working lunch you will mingle with industry professionals. Additionally, the conference includes occasions to connect via several networking & engagement socials. You will have the opportunity to connect with the right people and form strategic partnerships.


Overall agenda please refer to app for most current session agenda
12pm Registration Opens7:15am Registration7:15am Registration
1pm-4pm Tutorials8am-9am Welcome & Keynote Speaker8am-9am Keynote Speaker
5pm-7pm Kick-Off Networking Social8am-5pm Exhibition Hall Open8am-12pm Exhibition Hall Open
6pm-7:30pm Student Dinner9:30am-12:30pm Morning Sessions9:30am-12:30pm Morning Sessions
10:00-10:30am Coffee Break/Networking10:00-10:30am Coffee Break/Networking
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch/Student Posters12pm-12:30 Final Presentations
1:30pm-5pm Sessions
2:30pm-3:30pm Refreshment Break
5pm-7pm Welcome Networking Social (Monday Evening Only)

Along with being mere steps from the beach, this is a conference you do not want to miss.
Make plans now to attend February 18-21, 2024. Come early and see the sights Galveston, TX has to offer.

The Morning View

Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

IPOC 2023 will take place at the GICC which is part of the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center. This venue is within walking distance to multiple hotels, restaurants, and entertainment destinations. Shuttles run constantly between the San Luis and the GCC.

This is a Galveston Island destination, with breathtaking views of the Gulf, that will not disappoint.

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