First conference speakers and skeleton agenda announced for Foam Expo Europe 2019

The Foam Expo Conference – part of Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the technical foam industry – has announced the skeleton agenda and first confirmed speakers for this year’s event.

Taking place at Messe Stuttgart, Germany from 10-12 September 2019, the Foam Expo Conference is Europe’s only free-to-attend conference dealing with market trends, manufacturing challenges and opportunities for all technical foam applications, including the automotive, packaging, aerospace, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries.

The main conference focusses on key industry topics such as market trends, regulatory updates, optimising manufacturing processes and showcasing R&D and innovation in foam materials, technologies and properties such as additive manufacturing of foams, reducing scrap & waste and promoting circular economy & sustainability within the supply chain.

New for 2019 is our dedicated track of roundtables which will offer a space for focused discussion with your peers on topics ranging from improving converting and fabrication processes to reimagining foams and the new processing methods they require.

There is no other tradeshow and conference in Europe that brings together the entire foam supply chain for all foam chemistries and technologies: reactive foaming, extrusion foaming, bead foaming, injection moulding, extrusion blow moulding, for any high-performance application.

Skeleton Agenda:

Tuesday 10 September: Industry & Technology Trends

• Market Analysis / Trends in Supply Chain

• Regulatory Updates

• Becoming Cost Competitive through Operational Excellence 

• Technology R&D

Wednesday 11 September: R&D and Innovations in Foam Materials, Properties and Application

• Improving Physical Properties and Quality of Foams

• Optimising Foam Applications

• Re-imagining Foams & the (new) Processing Technologies they Require

• End-user Trends, Requirements, Processes & Technologies for Future Applications

Thursday 12 September: Sustainability

• Circular Economy

• Recycling

• Reduction of Harmful Chemicals

• Bio-based Materials

The Foam Expo Conference gives attendees the chance to connect with leading industry experts and take part in high-level discussions on global trends like sustainability and lightweighting that are driving the foam industry today.

The conference features an exceptional speaker line-up of industry authorities offering their insights on application development, material requirements and testing best practices.

The first confirmed speakers include: 


More speakers will be announced soon!

Conference hours:

Tuesday 10 September: 09:30 - 16:30, lunch break from 12:30 - 13:30

Wednesday 11 September: 09:30 - 16:30, lunch break from 12:30 - 13:30

Thursday 12 September: 09:30 - 14:30, lunch break from 12:30 - 13:00

The Foam Expo Conference is part of Foam Expo, Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the technical foam industry. Join us and secure your seat by registering here