Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit 2017

28th - 29th November 2017



Whatever tier of the supply chain you occupy, the Thermoplastic Elastomers Summit is sure to deliver measurable results to attendees. No other gathering provides such comprehensive coverage of a range of materials under the TPE umbrella including TPUs, TPVs, TPOs, EPDM and styrenic block copolymers.

This  gathering of the industry's leading material manufacturers, compounders, tier one and two suppliers and end users of thermoplastic elastomers will dive even deeper into high-growth end use applications such as healthcare, consumer electronics, industrial applications, automotive and a number of new opportunities.

The market drivers are primed: expanding automotive production, increased use of TPEs in the emerging markets of India, China and Brazil and the ongoing push for new material performance in the healthcare sector are all playing a part to significantly boost TPE demand and there is now optimism for new materials, technologies and applications.

With representation from the major TPE material suppliers and compounders from across the world, the Thermoplastic Elastomers Summits promise you innovative, application-driven papers from the TPE market leaders, unparalleled networking opportunities and access to the World’s key industry players.

For end-users of TPE, this represents an ideal forum to achieve the multi-tier collaboration capabilities and information needed to influence the performance of the materials of the future.


Taking place from 28-29 November 2018 in Munich, Germany, Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit will provide delegates with insightful advice and learning opportunities through a comprehensive conference programme.

Presentations include:

  • Choosing the right TPE: The 7 essential considerations, Jan Tom Fernhout, Senior Applications Development Specialist - TPE Division of Teknor Apex
  • VistamaxxTM performance polymers enable oil-free soft touch grips, Anja Schulz, Vistamaxx™ Market Developer, EMEAF of ExxonMobil Chemical
  • High temperature polyester elastomers in under the hood applications, Krijn Dijkstra, Global Marketing Manager of DSM Engineering Plastics
  • Thermoplastic urethane in high impact applications, Guenter Scholz, Product Development Elastomers of BASF Polyurethanes

View the full programme

Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit will be co-located with Silicone Elastomers World Summit. Delegates to either conference will be able to enjoy unlimited access to the other as desired.

Venue & Info

Hilton Munich Park
80538, Munich
Tel: +49-89-38450



King Guest Room Single 189.00 Euro, double 201.00 Euro

Rate available 4 days prior to 4 days after the event

Includes buffet breakfast

Unsold rooms released 4th October and bookings will be subject to availability.

How to book

To book use the code “Elastomers Summit” by calling reservations department on +49 (0) 89 3845 2525 or book online here.

All rooms must be guaranteed with a credit card or bookings will not be accepted.

Cancellation terms for guests:  Can be cancelled up to 3 days prior to arrival at no charge.  After this date guests will be liable for cancellation charges set by the hotel. 

**It has come to our attention that a number of accommodation service providers have contacted companies supporting Silicone Elastomers and TPE World Summit 2017 regarding hotel reservations. When delegates say they have already booked they are told that they need to finalise their booking by completing a form with credit card details. This generates a new booking and a 25% deposit is immediately charged to the card - this is non-refundable and any cancellation incurs a heavy penalty. These companies DO NOT represent Smithers and should NOT be given any credit card information.

Should you receive any correspondence from unauthorised organisations regarding accommodation arrangements for Silicone Elastomers and TPE World Summit 2017, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your event manager at +44 (0)1939 252421**


Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers will be taking place from 28 - 29 November in Munich, Germany.

By booking your ticket to either Silicone Elastomers or Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit, you'll gain full access to enjoy the content and networking benefits of both co-located conferences.

  Standard Price
Expires 10th November
Final Fee
Starts 11th November
Thermoplastic Elastomers 2017 €1249 €1399
Silicone Elastomers 2017 €1249 €1399

To book your place, download the registration form here.

Any questions regarding academic & government rates, group bookings or the registration process, please contact Holly Mills on

*NB: Prices listed exclude VAT, and will be applied during the checkout process.