CAMX 2015 Kicks Off in Dallas

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Composites Industry’s Premier Event Welcomes Thousands of Attendees, More Than 550 Exhibiting Companies

Oct. 27, 2015 (Dallas, Texas.) The second annual CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, the go-to composites conference and trade show, began today at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The show, produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) covers all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities. The conference program offers more than 300 education sessions. The Exhibit Hall features more than 550 exhibitors and will be open from October 27-29.

CAMX is North America’s go-to event for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. The conference unites all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities. The conference will cover a multitude of topics: R&D, engineering, manufacturing, service providers and end-users and applications: automotive, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure

“CAMX brings together the full spectrum of the composites and advanced materials industry, including all aspects of the supply chain from high-volume/low-cost to low-volume/high performance materials,” said SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko. “This event is where the critical players in the composites industry come to network and inform strategic decisions. The show is the only marketplace of its kind in North America.”

CAMX began October 26 with a leadership reception that brought together over 80 senior executives and leaders in the composites industry to network and learn about industry trends and market growth opportunities through ACMA’s network.

The conference program kicks off October 27 at 9 a.m. at the Omni Hotel with a keynote address from Dr. J. Gary Smyth, Executive Director of Global Research and Development at General Motors Company. Dr. Smyth’s address will provide a high-level perspective on transformational changes in the automotive industry and include what GM has learned about composites from the evolution of the Corvette.

CAMX’s comprehensive conference programs includes:

  • Technical presentations and expert speakers
  • Awards and competitions honoring innovation, research and industry volunteers
  • Networking events with professionals within the composites, advanced materials and end user markets
  • Poster sessions highlighting cutting edge research
  • Product displays and demonstrations from industry leading companies in the exhibit hall

“CAMX is a big opportunity to unite composites professionals from all over the world and provide them with the resources they need,” said ACMA President Tom Dobbins. “Through product displays, live manufacturing demonstrations and a robust conference program, we believe attendees will come away from CAMX with the tools necessary to continue driving innovation in our industry.”

The conference program will also include awards on October 27 honoring composites innovation, research and industry volunteers. The CAMX Awards Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall features all award finalists.