Composites are all around Orlando! From the art-inspired bus stop shelters along International Drive to the 40 foot sculpture of Crush, the surfer dude from Finding Nemo at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Both are made with composite materials, and both are designed by Orlando company Entech Creative Industries.
The same composites that made these amazing structures are also integral to the infrastructure of the city – supporting buildings and reinforcing bridges. Automobiles made with composites are lightweight for fuel efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint.
We invite you to join us at COMPOSITES 2013, produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) at the Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse, January 29-31 to learn about the many uses for composites today and tomorrow.
Please make plans to come to a press reception on Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00-5:00 PM in the Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse, Room N330A. Meet with leaders in the composites industry, as well as entrants in the ACE Awards which celebrate innovation in composites.
Technical Papers and Education Sessions will include green composites, aerospace, architectural applications, accelerated bridge construction and more. You can access the Full Conference Program more information. The following main events may be of special interest:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
1:30 – 2:45 PM
General Session and Keynote (Room N320)
Never Quit: The Story of a Life Built on Successful Missions
Robert O’Neill, SEAL Team Six, 2004-2012
Join military legend Rob O’Neill as he shares his views on executing a successful mission with the right people, preparedness, decision-making under pressure and a commitment to never quit.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
ACMA Press Reception (Room N330A)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
8:00 – 9:15 AM
General Session (Room N320)
Creating Sustainable Advantage Through Composites
Hear from a panel of manufacturers, suppliers and academics who will discuss opportunities to accelerate the growth of composites—and your business—in a world seeking more sustainable solutions.
9:25 – 9:30 AM
Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting (Registration Area)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Awards Luncheon (Room N320)
Join composites professionals in celebrating the ACE, Technical Papers and Student Poster Competition winners, as well as other ACMA leaders who have made contributions to our industry. Please come to the Press Room at Convention Center North, Room N230A for your admittance ticket!
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Best and Brightest Student Poster Competition (University Pavilion) NEW
We hope to see you at COMPOSITES 2013. If you’re not able to join us, you can follow us on Twitter at #COMPOSITES13
Please come to the Press Room, Convention Center North, Room N230A.