About the Summits

For years, Smithers has delivered smart, impactful conferences for the Silicone Elastomer and Thermoplastic Elastomer industries, thus earning the reputation as the key thought leadership forum and "home" to all players across the industry within their respected sectors.

By co-locating the TPE and Silicone Elastomers Summits under one roof, in both the US and EU, with content offered concurrently, all participants are able to purchase one package to the Summit that most appeals, but enjoy unfiltered and complete access to the other as desired.

Whether it's the US edition or the World Summit, each event maintains its tradition of laser-sharp focus on the core materials of either Silicone Elastomers or TPE, whilst providing delegates the ability to listen in on presentations and network with all participants from these sometimes competing materials - offering nearly double the return on opportunity.

About the Silicone Elastomers Summits

The Silicone Elastomers Summit brings together manufacturers, processors, end-users, designers and researchers for a summit-style technical discussion of silicone elastomer materials, global markets, processing advancements and novel applications.

Industrial and academic research staff and the customer users of silicone elastomers will explore the emerging applications, manufacturing techniques, processing improvements and testing advances that are moving this growing industry forward.

Past presenters have delivered truly outstanding content, and we have reworked and combined our global industry contacts into a singular, annual format to attract even deeper dialogue among OEMs, end users and academics.

The Silicone Elastomers Summit covers the use of silicone elastomers in a wide range of industries– including applications in medical, automotive and industries yet to be fully exploited.  The programme will also touch on the whole range of silicone elastomer materials, including high temperature vulcanised (HTV), room temperature vulcanised (RTV), high consistency silicone rubber (HCR) and liquid silicone rubber (LSR).

About the Thermoplastic Elastomers Summits

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.