FAQ

ABOUT CAMX

  1. What can we expect at CAMX?

    Now in its 4th year, CAMX has established itself as North America’s event that connects and advances the world’s composites and advanced materials communities – the go-to marketplace for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. It is produced by ACMA and SAMPE, two leading industry non-profit organizations.  CAMX has increased in attendance by about 10% each year from its inaugural year, and now has attracted 8,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors, from over 50 different countries. It offers participants the opportunity to:

    DISCOVER Exciting New Industry Developments
    GROW Business Opportunities
    DEVELOP Industry Skills and Connections
    RECOGNIZE industry trends and impacts

    CAMX provides an expert technical conference program, a marketplace for business opportunities, product displays and demonstrations, and access to professionals within the composites, advanced materials, and end use markets.

  2. When and where is CAMX taking place?

    CAMX 2017 takes place September 11-14, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, which is conveniently located near many restaurants, attractions, and hotels. Visitors to Orlando enjoy a warm climate and excellent dining, close access to Disney and Universal Studios theme parks, and much more. Florida also serves composites industry, with a number of composites and advanced manufacturing companies and many manufacturing facilities located nearby . . . all of which make this an ideal location for CAMX 2017. The Conference Program is scheduled for September 11-14, 2017 and the Exhibit Hall will be open September 12-14, 2017. All education, networking, and exhibit events are taking place at the Orange County Convention Center. Shuttle service will be provided to and from CAMX hotels that are not within easy walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center.

  3. Have ACMA and SAMPE merged into one organization?

    No. ACMA and SAMPE maintain their distinction as separate organizations with different goals and objectives. However, the two organizations jointly produce CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

  4. Will ACMA and SAMPE still host their current shows and conferences?

    CAMX has replaced both organizations’ primary annual events. Each organization will continue to hold other conferences, workshops and exhibitions as determined by their respective Boards of Directors and members.

  5. Who owns CAMX?

    CAMX is owned and produced equally by ACMA and SAMPE, with Gardner Business Media as the official media partner. These three organizations are the primary composites and advanced materials organizations in the U.S., and by attending CAMX you are supporting the composites and advanced materials industry.

  6. CONFERENCE

  7. What is the Conference Program?

    The CAMX Conference Program is made up of two types of sessions—Technical Papers and Education Sessions.

    • Technical Papers are 25 minute presentations and include formal written research papers reviewed by industry peers.
    • Education Sessions are typically 45 minutes long (some may be longer) and are NOT accompanied by formal research papers, instead they focus more on case studies, best practices, issue reviews, etc. and are presented as lectures, panels, and/or discussions.

    Premium and Full Conference registrants will be able to attend an unlimited number of educational sessions with a simple scan of their badge. Show Sampler registrants will receive four (4) Conference Program tickets to attend any four (4) Conference Program Sessions of their choice.

  8. REGISTRATION

  9. What are Conference Program tickets?

    Unlike a one-day registration traditionally offered at SAMPE Conferences,  Show Sampler registrations provide equivalent access to one day of programming, but an attendee has the option to spread their choices over multiple days.

        • Additional Conference Program tickets may be purchased by Show Samper registrants.
        • Attendees with full registrations may attend unlimited Conference Programs and tickets are not required
        • For those with Show Sampler or Exhibit Hall ONLY registration, tickets are also sold for the Wednesday Market Segment Networking Reception and CAMX Closing Luncheon.
  10. Are there discounts for speakers, co-chairs, panelists, etc.? I only see member and non-member and early or regular registration prices.

    There are discounts for speakers, session chairs, and moderators. These individuals will receive a special link to the appropriate registration form from the show management contact they are working with.

  11. NETWORKING EVENTS

  12. How do I get a ticket for the SAMPE Awards Ceremony, taking place Monday evening?

    Individuals that use their SAMPE Membership number to register for CAMX AND who choose a Premium or Full Conference registration will automatically receive a ticket to the SAMPE Monday Awards Ceremony. This is a SAMPE society reception that features a presentation of society awards (Fellows presentation, Lubin, etc.) and will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Additional tickets may be purchased à la carte.

  13. What is the CAMX Closing Luncheon? Is there an ACMA or SAMPE Luncheon?

    CAMX is now offering one closing lunch for all premium and full conference registrants.  This luncheon will provide a speaker and plenty of networking to close out your CAMX experience!

  14. ACMA ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  15. What ACMA association meetings are taking place at CAMX?

    Throughtout CAMX, ACMA holds various association business meetings, which are by invitation only.  The meetings take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

     

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    7:00 am – 8:00 am – Nominations Committee Meeting – Hyatt – Columbia 37

    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – CGI Fund Projects Steering Committee Meeting – Hyatt – Barrel Springs 1-2

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    10:00 am – 11:00 am – Utility & Communications Structure Council – Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Transportation Structures Council Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – ASTM – D20.18 Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Green Composites Council & GCC Recycling Committee Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Architectural Division Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-C

    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – CICI IAB Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Automotive Composites Council Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Statistics & Market Intelligence Committee Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    7:00 am – 8:00 am – Carbon Fiber Working Group – Hyatt – Winter Park 49

    8:00 am – 9:00 am – Membership Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    8:00 am – 9:00 am – Regulatory Steering Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Corrosion Control Division Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Resin Managers Council – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Pultrusion Industry Council (PIC) Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Public Policy Steering Committee – Orange County Convention Center – W308-C

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Thermoplastics Composites Working Group – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

     

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    8:00 am – 9:00 am – High Performance Council Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    9:30 am – 10:30 am – Fiberglass Grating Manufacturers Council (FGCM) Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-B

    10:30 am – 11:30 am – MarComm – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Technical Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W308-A

  16. SAMPE MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  17. What SAMPE association meetings are taking place at CAMX?

    Several SAMPE committees and taskforces are meeting at CAMX.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Executive Cabinet Meeting – Hyatt – Barrel Springs 1

    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Executive Cabinet Meeting – Hyatt Barrel Springs 1

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm – University Research Sessions – Orange County Convention Center -W206-C

    1:30 PM – 4:30 pm – Past President’s Meeting – Hyatt – Barrel Springs 2

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting – Hyatt – Plaza G

    8:00 am – 12:00 pm – University Research Sessions – Orange County Convention Center – W206-C

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – SAMPE Awards Presentation and Dinner – Hyatt – Plaza Ballroom H

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    10:00 am – 11:00 am – Finance and Investment Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W307B

    10:30 am – 11:50 am – Faculty Advisor Meeting – Hyatt – Columbia 35

    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – University Research Awards Luncheon w/Faculty Advisors – Hyatt – Barrel Springs 2

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Emerging Technologies Roadmap & Technical Excellence Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W307-A

    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Future Conferences and Events Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W307-C

    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Information and Expertise Roadmap Meeting– Orange County Convention Center – W307-A

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    7:30 am – 8:30 am – ACMA & SAMPE Leadership Breakfast – Hyatt – Barrel Springs 1

    8:00 am – 10:00 am – SAMPE Young Professional Forum – Orange County Convention Center – W307-A

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – SAMPE Foundation Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W307-B

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    7:30 am – 8:30 am – CAMX Steering/Joint Program Committee Breakfast Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W303-A

    8:30 am – 9:30 am – CAMX Steering Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W303-A

    8:30 am – 9:30 am – CAMX Joint Program Committee Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – W303-B

    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Executive Cabinet Meeting – Hyatt Barrel Springs 1