CAMX CONNECTION – September 2020

CAMX Announces New Keynote Speaker, Joel Whitehouse

CAMX is pleased to announce a third keynote speaker, Joel Whitehouse, Corporate Development Director for Hill & Smith Holdings PLC. This keynote will be held during the new CAMX conference program feature, Good Day CAMX!, on Thursday, September 24th at 11:00 – 12:00 pm ET, and is open to all attendees.

Whitehouse has personally driven growth for a wide range of companies around the world, including composites-related businesses in North America. Based in the UK, Joel will provide a global view of key business sectors across industries as well as the outlook for mergers & acquisitions activity. This business-focused presentation will also include a deeper dive into the building, infrastructure, and construction sectors. During the keynote, Whitehouse will share insights and real-life examples of collaboration, communication, and synergy across global business sectors that have derived positive change and improved organizational performance and advancement.

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Learn About Our General Session and Opening Keynote Speakers

Joel Whitehouse is but one of three keynotes to join us at this year’s CAMX Virtual show. In order of appearance:

Monday, September 21 – 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Jim Bridenstine, NASA

Join the 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine, for a lively discussion. NASA is helping move the industry forward in these trying times through investments in R&D and technology. Bridenstine will highlight the connection between technology developments in advanced materials and US competitiveness in manufacturing across a range of business sectors. He will wrap up his talk with an overview of NASA’s partnership opportunities for businesses of all sizes. A Q&A session will follow.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET
Isabell Gradert, Airbus

The current COVID-19 crisis hasn’t changed Airbus’ long-term sustainability ambition to be the world’s first aircraft manufacturer to market a zero-emission aircraft by 2035. We’ll explore how to get there and the role materials, and in particular composite technologies, will play. A Q&A session will follow. Sponsored by Owens Corning.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Joel Whitehouse, Hill & Smith Holdings

The world has changed dramatically for everyone, including the composites and advanced materials industry. Gain insights on the outlook for the US and global economy, including risks and mergers & acquisitions activity, followed by a Q&A panel.

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New to Online Networking?

The first step to meaningful connections at CAMX is to complete the full registration form when signing up for CAMX, including the demographic questions. Completing the entire form helps the AI-networking system provide you with suggested sessions, exhibiting companies, and contacts you may be interested in once you log in to the CAMX Virtual platform. Click here to review and adjust your registration answers before the start of CAMX.

Once you’ve logged in, complete your networking profile. This step is vital to a successful virtual networking experience. In addition to allowing your peers to learn more about you, it again provides our AI-powered networking system with more information to better match you with relevant contacts.

Networking Guide

To update your profile, click on the Connect tile. View your profile in the upper right and make sure your profile is up to date: upload a headshot, enter your personal information summary or bio, and select keywords in your areas of interest. We recommend that you complete your profile as detailed as possible.

The AI-powered networking engine takes a few swipes or clicks for the networking engine to learn about your professional goals, but it is a self-learning system that will continually deliver more intelligent recommendations to attendees, the more you engage with the platform.

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Learn from the Industry’s Biggest Innovators during CAMX Live Featured Programming

Join featured speakers from across the composites industry, end users, and manufacturing professionals from disruptors like Microsoft, Uber, BFG International, Joby Aviation, Anzac Contractors, Florida DOT, the FAA, Collins Aerospace, and more for three jam-packed days of learning and networking. These expert sessions will cover topics ranging from practical automation options for small to medium size companies, sustainability, and urban air mobility, to commercializing high-performance thermoplastics and bridges, infrastructure, and more!

Browse On-Demand Sessions – Available for Streaming September 21 – October 31, 2020

This year’s conference program boasts 90+ recorded technical papers and education sessions available as on-demand programming. Included with regular and premium badge types, sessions highlight these exciting tracks:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advances in Materials
  • Bonding and Joining
  • Business, Regulatory, and Workforce Development
  • Design, Analysis, and Simulation
  • Green & Sustainability
  • Manufacturing & Processing Technologies
  • Market Applications
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation & Testing

As an added bonus, on-demand sessions will be available until October 31!

On-Demand Sessions

Register for CAMX Today – Download the CAMX Attendee Justification Letter

If you need help convincing your employer to help you pay for your CAMX registration, download the CAMX Attendee Justification Letter and virtual CAMX brochure.

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What Are People Saying About CAMX?

What Are People Saying About CAMX?
“Very much appreciated the educational talks. There were several presenters of which their deep desire to pass knowledge and understanding to those in attendance was exceptionally evident.” – CAMX Attendee

“Diversity of companies. Great opportunity to set up customer meetings reducing the amount of Travel.” – CAMX Attendee