CAMX Announces the 2019 Detailed Conference Program

Preview what to expect at the composites industry’s largest educational program, fastest growing expo, and largest composites industry exposition in North America.

August 26, 2019 (Anaheim, Calif.) – With nearly 200 educational sessions (including 11 Featured Sessions) covering more than 100 topics, the CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo will offer the largest and most robust conference program in the composites and advanced materials industry. The full listing of conference sessions is now available.

The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. from September 23-26, 2019. CAMX, co-produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), is the premier event for new products, composites industry innovation, networking, advanced thinking, and solutions.

In addition to a robust education program, CAMX’s extensive Exhibit Hall, featuring more than 550 exhibitors from around the globe, is an exciting place to learn about new product developments while networking with fellow industry professionals.

CAMX 2019 will kick off with an exciting new General Session, open to all attendees and exhibitors, featuring Vicki Holt, President, and CEO of Protolabs. The dynamic presentation will challenge attendees to rethink the way manufacturing is done – from robotics and AI to 3D printing and prototyping. Protolabs is a bold manufacturing company that is creating disruption in manufacturing with a fresh, creative business model that is digitizing traditional manufacturing processes and enabling their clients to design, test and produce parts quickly, with faster market placement and smaller runs of customized products. Protolabs uses this model to successfully keep up with global trends like the Internet of Things (IoT) and constantly changing customer expectations.

“Industry disruption is a factor within all markets and industries, including manufacturing. We are excited because this year’s General Session will expose attendees to one of the newest industry disruptors. CAMX attendees will find Protolabs’ compelling story of how they use cutting-edge technology and innovation with inspiring business models. And, as a result, they are opening new market opportunities and growth,” said Gregg Balko, SAMPE CEO.

CAMX attendees will discover new advancements from the industry through Featured Sessions that focus on composites innovation, market growth, and hot topics associated with advanced materials technologies. Some of those topics include large scale additive manufacturing, composites recycling, automotive megatrends, and automation. There will also be 200+ educational program opportunities covering case studies, best practices and issue reviews spanning the composites and advanced materials industry.

“Whether you’re a composites veteran or new to the industry, you’ll take something away from CAMX that will help you improve your products and processes, expand your business, and plan for the future,” said Tom Dobbins, ACMA President.

The Poster Session will highlight significant research conducted by companies and universities. Posters will be on display at CAMX on Wednesday, September 25 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and authors will be available during certain times for discussion and questions.

CAMX 2019 will conclude with a Closing Luncheon with a panel discussion on the topic, Composites in Sports. Composites are being used to revolutionize sports. They help athlete’s better their performance and protect them. Moderated by Max Thouin of Hexcel, a panel of experts will discuss some of the equipment trends for the sports they manufacture and design for, the benefits of composites, and how the current political climate regarding tariff’s and the workforce shortage in the US are affecting production and sourcing. A ticket is required which is included in all Full Conference and Premium registrations, or can be purchased separately.

For full Conference Program details and schedule, please visit To attend all conference program sessions, attendees must register for a Full Conference registration. To register, visit