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SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala








44th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program


Judging Dates:
  • First round of judging: Thursday, Oct. 2nd & Friday, Oct. 3rd
  • Second round of judging: Monday, Oct. 13
Date of Awards Gala: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Location: Burton Manor, Livonia (Detroit), Michigan -- Click for Map

REGISTER ONLINE AT SPEIAGregistration.com

2014 Program


2011-2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Award Program Chair:
Jeff Helms, Celanese Corp.

Registration & Tickets:
Dawn Stephens, SPE Automotive Division
email: information@speautomotive.com
Ph: +1.248.244.8993 extension 4
NEW: PURCHASE TICKETS OR TABLES ONLINE by visiting SPEIAGregistration.com.

SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle module and why it merits the claim as Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics. Applications must be on a commercially available vehicle by November 1st of the year in which a nomination is submitted. Competition categories include:
  • Body Exterior
  • Body Interior
  • Chassis/Hardware
  • Environmental
  • Electrical Systems
  • Hall of Fame
  • Materials
  • Powertrain
  • Process / Assembly / Enabling Technologies
  • Safety
The competition’s most coveted prize - the Grand Award - is chosen from winners in the other categories.

This annual event typically draws 600-700 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, consultants, and media.

Funds raised from the event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help to secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.


Event Schedule:
  • 4:30 pm - VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Celanese
  • 5:00 pm - Main Exhibit Opens - See this year's Part Nominations, plus New, Antique, & Specialty Vehicles
  • 6:30 pm - Seating in Main Auditorium - Dinner is Served
  • 7:00 pm - Automotive Innovation Awards Ceremonies Begin
  • 9:00 pm - Awards Program Ends, Afterglow - sponsored by Celanese - Opens for Everyone
  • 11:00 pm - Conclusion of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
REGISTER ONLINE AT SPEIAGregistration.com

Fliers & Forms


Benefits of Participation Flier Click to Download.

Program Guide Advertising Specifications Click to Download.
2014 Tickets & Table Reservations Form Click to Download.
2014 Corporate Sponsorship Form Click to Download.
General Sponsorship Flier Click to Download.

Call for Part Nominations Flier Click to Download.
Part Nominations Form Due September 12. Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.) Part Competition Rules Click to Download.
Or See our FAQs About Submitting Nominations Click HERE.

Call for Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA) Nominations Flier Click to Download.
VETA Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.)


PLEASE NOTE: If you are having problems checking boxes in the Nomination Form Excel spreadsheets, please review your security settings and make sure you enable macros.

ADDRESS TO SHIP PARTS: Please note that all parts nominated for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Nominations should be shipped to the following address:

Celanese Corp.[HOLD FOR SPE]
2600 North Opdyke Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1940
Phone: 1.248.377.2700



Discounted Hotel Near Gala


Interested in a discounted hotel room so you can stay late at the Gala? Through special arrangement, Cadillac Travel Group has arranged for a special rate for SPE Awards Gala attendees.

Comfort Inn
Address: 29235 Buckingham Ave, Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: 1.734.458.7111
Group Name: SPE Awards Gala
Rate: $89.99 USD/night (plus tax)
Cut-off Date for Discount: November 9, 2014. If rooms are still available after that date, hotel will honor group rate.

Need other travel assistance? Sheila Parker, Travel Ambassador at Cadillac Travel will be happy to assist. Please call her at 1.248.358.5330 extension 105 or eMail her at: email:sparker@cadillactravel.com


NEW: PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS OR TABLES OF 10 SEATS ONLINE by clicking HERE.

Press Releases on 2014 Competition & Gala


SPE Announces Date, Location, Theme for 44th Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
Dr. Norm Kakarala Named SPE Auto. Div. Lifetime Achivement Award Winner for 2014
SPE Auto. Div. Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Award Winner
SPE Auto. Div. Announces Finalists for 2014 Auto Innovation Awards Competition





2014 SPE Innovation Awards Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors.

Sponsorship Level

Organization

Logo

(Links to sponsor website)
Platinum Sponsor, VIP Reception & Afterglow Sponsor Celanese Corp.
Main Reception Sponsor BASF
Main Event Display Sponsor Faurecia
Gold Sponsor Advanced Composites, Inc.
Gold Sponsor American Chemistry Council - Plastics Div.
Gold Sponsor DuPont Automotive
Gold Sponsor Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI)
Gold Sponsor SAMSUNG SDI Co. Ltd.
Silver Sponsor Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Silver Sponsor Solvay
Bronze Sponsor & Ad Upgrade ABC Group Inc.
Bronze Sponsor Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Bronze Sponsor DSM Engineering Plastics
Bronze Sponsor International Automotive Components (IAC)
Bronze Sponsor Inteva Products LLC
Bronze Sponsor Magna International Inc.
Bronze Sponsor Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber & Composites
Bronze Sponsor SABIC
Bronze Sponsor & Ad Upgrade Synventive Molding Solutions
Bronze Sponsor Techno Polymer America Inc.
Advertising Sponsor DBM Reflex
Advertising Sponsor Styrolution America, LLC
Media / Association Automotive Design & Production Magazine
Media / Association Automotive Engineering International Magazine
Media / Association Automotive NewsWire Magazine
Media / Association China Plastic & Rubber Journal
Media / Association China Plastic & Rubber Journal International
Media / Association Composites Technology Magazine
Media / Association CompositesWorld Weekly
Media / Association High-Performance Composites Magazine
Media / Association Industrias Plásticas
Media / Association Modern Plastics India Magazine
Media / Association Noticiero del Plástico
Media / Association Plaspec Global Plastics Selector
Media / Association Plastech
Media / Association Plastics Engineering Magazine
Media / Association Plastics Technology Magazine
Media / Association Plastics: The Global Application Medium
Media / Association Prototype Today
Media / Association Reciclado y Plasticos
Media / Association Rubber Fibre Plastics International Magazine
Media / Association SAE International®
Media / Association Tecnología del Plastico
Media / Association The Molding Blog
Media / Association WardsAuto.com

LINK to Past Winners of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

LINK to Media Center to Read Press Releases on Previous Years' Events