BETHEL, CT U.S.A., March 18, 2019: SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals announced today that its ANTEC® 2021 program will take place on March 22-26 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado. ANTEC® 2020 was previously announced for March 30-April 2 at the Marriott River Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Denver is one of the most vibrant and popular meeting destinations in the country, with its 300 annual days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and urban adventure. Denver International Airport (DEN) is the sixth busiest airport in the U.S. and offers more than 1,400 daily flights to nearly 180 destinations worldwide. Direct rail service from DEN to Denver Union Station in now available, offering visitors a fast, affordable way to get to the heart of downtown.

“Our ANTEC® attendees appreciate a host city with a lot to offer. After a full day of learning, people will enjoy Denver’s many choices of places to socialize, explore and relax,” said Patrick Farrey, SPE’s CEO.

This decision also means that ANTEC®, which had been successfully co-located every three years since 2009 with PLASTIC’s NPE Show, will revert to being a separate event. “Both of those events have outgrown the co-location, and each needs more space to continue their growth,” says Farrey. “Bill Carteaux and I discussed this immediately after ANTEC/NPE last May, and we both agreed this was the right path forward. The announcement was withheld only until the location of ANTEC® 2021 was finalized.”

“SPE is committed to continuing our long-standing collaboration with PLASTICS on matters of mutual interest – including with programs for workforce development, student membership and environmental impact,” says Brian Landes, SPE President. “We look forward to SPE’s participation in NPE 2021 as an exhibitor and association supporter.”

The ANTEC® conference consists largely of original, peer-reviewed technical presentations and sessions given by expert representatives from the largest industry segments. These sessions are focused on the latest trends in the plastics industry and the biggest questions being asked in the plastics community today. There is also a trade show, Industry Awards Ceremony and numerous networking events during the ANTEC® week. For more information please go to www.4spe.org/ANTEC.