You can click on the links below to view information about each of these upcoming conferences.   
Upcoming SPE Color & Appearance Division Conferences
SPE CAD  host conferences twice each year (ISPE ANTEC, CAD RETEC®) that are open to all interested parties.

ANTEC usually takes place in late spring of each year.  Our sessions are identified as Color & Appearance Division (D21) sessions, and generally last a whole day, followed by a short division business meeting and a cocktail reception.  Please join us for a full day of Color and Appearance for Plastics topics.  SPE membership is encouraged but is not required to attend.

CAD RETEC®  is the trademarked name of our division’s annual topical conference.  CAD RETEC® is usually scheduled in the fall of each year, and generally takes place over two or three days. CAD RETEC® is our “big” conference each year and is the largest technical conference hosted in North America that is devoted to the coloring of plastics.  Attendance is usually around 400-500 people, so it offers a great networking opportunity in addition to a technology focus.  Conference locations change from year to year as we try to offer convenient opportunities to attend for the entire CAD membership.  SPE membership is encouraged but is not required to attend.

  Date Conference Theme Location Chairperson Comments

ANTEC 2015 @ NPE



ANTEC 2015    Orlando, FL Bruce Mulholland, Celanese

Austin Reid,  Dupont Titanium Technologies


Oct 4-6

CAD RETEC® 2015   The Westin Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Betty Puckerin, Ampacet

Scott Heitzman, Sun Chemical

53rd Year


May 23-25

ANTEC 2016    Indianapolis, IN Tom Chirayil, BASF

Brian West, Techmer PM

cadretec2016homeslider 2016 CAD RETEC® 2016    St. Augustine/Jacksonville Area, FL Scott Aumann, EMD

Doreen Becker,  A. Schulman

 54th Year
     View Past CAD RETEC Conference History


Other Upcoming SPE Conferences
SPE Addivites and Color Division (D45) is our sister division based in Europe.  Below is a list of the upcoming ACE conferences.
  Date Conference Theme Location Chairperson Comments
SPE Additives & Color Europe March 6-7, 2013 SPE ACE/Benelux Section  *th European “Additives & Colors” Conference Germany  Eric Sasselaan INFORMATION & CALL FOR PAPERS 
Upcoming Affiliated Industry Conferences
Non-SPE Conferences
  Date Conference Theme/Program Location Chairperson Comments

Detroit Colour Council   Livonia, MI Bill Longley, Color Match Consulting Calendar of Events ISCC-Inter-Society Color Council  See Calendar of Events