CAMX 2016 Kicks Off in Anaheim

Composites Industry’s Premier Event Welcomes Thousands of Attendees and Nearly 550 Exhibitors

September 27, 2016 (Anaheim, Calif.) – The third annual CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, the composites and advanced materials industry’s premier conference and trade show, began today at the Anaheim Convention Center. The expo, 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.

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 wide array of topics and markets, including aerospace, automotive, architecture, 3-D printing, marine, transportation, recycling, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, sports and leisure, university research and more.

The Exhibit Hall, which features nearly 550 exhibitors, opened today and will remain open until September 29. The show floor is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest product innovations from all over the world and to see composites in action through live demonstrations.

“Last year, 82 percent of CAMX attendees spent more than five hours in the Exhibit Hall,” said Gregg Balko, SAMPE CEO. “With so many new products on display, we expect the show floor to be just as lively this year.”

The Conference Program features more than 250 conference sessions, covering more than 100 topics and spanning the entire composites and advanced materials industry. “All of the new programming CAMX has to offer this year is a great testament to how many things are now possible with composites,” said SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko. “We’re really proud of how diverse the Conference Program has become.”

This year’s General Session debuted CAMX Live! – a TED Talk™-style panel of innovators and industry leaders, including Luminati Aerospace CEO Daniel Preston, renowned composites architect Greg Lynn, and Local Motors General Manager Gregory Haye

“CAMX Live! presents an incredible opportunity for attendees to gain insight from leaders in some of the fastest growing markets in the composites industry,” said Tom Dobbins, ACMA President.

The dynamic, new conference feature, sponsored by Owens Corning, shared compelling insights on how composites are changing the world.

For more information on how to make the most of your CAMX experience, download the CAMX app on your Android or Apple device. The app features MyCAMX Planner, which you can use to customize your CAMX schedule. For live updates on CAMX, follow the event on Twitter using the hashtag #CAMX16 or visit