Call for speakers for Foam Expo 2021 is open! 

We are currently developing the agenda for the free-to-attend Foam Expo North America conference 2022. We invite you to help shape the agenda, with input on the industry challenges opportunities and topics that are most pressing to the industry currently. Share new session ideas and submit your talk proposals via the online form before Friday January 14, 2022 to be considered. 


The 2022 conference will focus on the following topics but is not limited to them:

  • Circular Economy: Recycling, Reuse, Repurposing
  • Ensuring Consistent Supply and Building Industry Resilience
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • Risk Mitigation analysis and curtailing maverick spending
  • Ensuring Supply chain Transparency and maintaining brand reputation
  • The art of negotiation
  • Biobased materials
  • Regulatory Updates – Implementing the EPA’s latest guidance regarding VOC’s/Blowing Agents
  • Quantifying the Human Factor – Aligning Product Behaviour with Consumer Experience
  • Homogenizing OEM Product Testing Standards
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Product overviews – contingent on exhibitor stage outcome
  • Material Simulation
  • Non welding automotive assemblies
  • Processing Equipment and Troubleshooting
  • Nano-composite structures
  • Structural Material Development
  • Hygiene - Antimicrobial properties
  • Flammability
  • Foam Production innovation and improved flexibility of design
  • Material Interaction with Human Skin: Heat Exchange, Moisture Wicking, Odor Control


Apply to speak



Deadlines & selection criteria:

  • Speaking slots are allocated on merit and relevance to the topics on the agenda
  • Commercial presentations – such as product or company reviews – will not be accepted
  • There are no registration fees to take up this opportunity
  • Speaking slot timings and formats will be finalized as the program is completed, depending on the subject matter to be addressed.
  • The deadline for submissions is Friday January 14, 2022
  • We will endeavor to review all submissions within 6-8 weeks after the deadline

Apply to Speak

Submissions will be evaluated in terms of:

  • Importance of topic to conference attendees
  • Inclusion of an end user as either lead or co-presenter
  • Objective, educational, non-commercial content
  • Clearly defined benefits for attendees 
  • Knowledge and experience of the speaker

Conference Inquiries

Callum Gibson – Conference Producer

[email protected]

Europe: +44 1273 916 302 (United Kingdom)
Toll free: +1 855 436 8683 (USA)




Mark Polster, Chairperson, Ford Motor Company 


Mitch Johnson, CEO and President, General Plastics


Rick Duncan, Technical Director, SPFA


"The Foam Expo Conference was an excellent experience, I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak in front of such a diverse audience. There were people that we do not normally communicate with, that we could show our message about our transition. Overall, it exceeded my expectations”

Ernest B Wysong PhD,Global Technology Leader, Opteon™ Spray Foam & Panel Applications, Chemours Fluoroproducts


“Speaking at the conference was very good, it was a big venue, very well attended and with lots of questions asked, so I made a lot of good contacts”

Bruce Spivey, Prinicple Engineer, Lear Corporation 


“Speaking at the Foam Expo Conference was great, it is well attended by a diverse group of people – from automotive to adhesives and rubber industries – and is exciting to connect with these people by listening to presentations”

Hamdy Khalil PhD – Senior Global Director for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Woodbridge Corporation