November 16, 2023, DIAMOND BAR, CA – CAMX – The CAMX – Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, a collaborative effort by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), marked a historic milestone as it convened the global composites and advanced materials community at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). With a record-breaking 525 exhibitors, complemented by the largest-ever exhibit hall spanning over 130,000 square feet, this edition of CAMX boasted the most significant exhibitor turnout in its storied history.
Other key highlights from CAMX 2023 include:
Total attendees: 5,700
Number of Countries Represented: 61
Total Technical Presentations: 125 (incl. tech, educational, and featured sessions/panels)
Number of Posters: 42
Eric Smith, CAMX Chair, commented on the remarkable success, stating, “This year’s CAMX not only featured the highest number of exhibitors but also showcased an awe-inspiring show floor with an abundance of cutting-edge machinery and live demonstrations. The return of the popular poster session set a new record with an impressive 42 submissions, surpassing our usual annual average of 16 to 20.”
The event kicked off with an inspirational General Session keynote by Joan Higginbotham, an esteemed astronaut known for her groundbreaking career, which encompassed navigating high-stakes situations, championing social impact, and fostering a passion for personal growth and limitless possibilities. Later in the week, Jeff Sloan, Publisher and former Editor-in-Chief at CompositesWorld magazine, provided a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of the composites industry.