CAMX hosts a robust education program for the composites and advanced materials industry by providing an exciting offering of sessions with industry experts in a variety of educational settings. Browse below for more information on keynote and featured sessions.
2020 Opening Keynote
Join the 13th Administrator of the CAMX was pleased to have the 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine, as this year’s opening keynote speaker. NASA is continuing to help move the industry forward in these trying times through investments in R&D and technology. Bridenstine highlighted the connection between technology developments in advanced materials and US competitiveness in manufacturing across a range of business sectors. His presentation wrapped up in an overview of NASA’s partnership opportunities for businesses of all sizes.
2020 Good Day, CAMX!
CAMX concluded with Good Day, CAMX hosted by Joel Whitehouse from Hill & Smith Holdings as he discussed the outlook for the US/global economy including risks and M&A activity, followed by a Q&A panel. Register to watch this recording.
2022 GENERAL SESSION KEYNOTER, MICHAEL STEEP
The General Session keynote presenter will be renowned author, teacher, and business leader, Michael Steep. His presentation, Supply Chain and the Role of Composites and Advanced Materials, will address how to turn current supply chain disruption into new opportunities for the industry. The general session presentation will draw on Steep’s extensive first-hand experience and outline clear strategies and best practices to get ahead of disrupting supply chain challenges to achieve practical productivity gains and address critical problems that have emerged during the pandemic.
Specific discussion topics will include:
- An overview of critical supply chain issues including core problems we need to solve
- The impact of partners in the supply chain on composites and advanced materials
- Intelligent packaging and inventory management solutions
- Custom examples of applied technology for manufacturing partners
- Framing policy issues and needed changes
- Recommendations for supply chain and logistics management
About Michael Steep
Over his 30+ year career, Mr. Steep has worked with top executives from Apple, Microsoft, BMW, Google, P&G, L’Oreal, and Airbus to transform disruptions in their industries into new business opportunities. He currently serves as the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, and prior, he served as the SVP of global business operations at innovation mega-hub, PARC Xerox.
CAMX offers a robust conference program with sessions that focus on the industry’s hottest topics and continued growth. Inspiring featured sessions are hosted live and provide the latest knowledge and information on the issues that are impacting the industry today.
These 25-minute presentations include formal written research papers reviewed by industry peers. Presentations address critical areas important to the composites and advanced materials industry from business, applications, and research perspectives.
These 55-minute presentations focus on case studies, best practices, issue reviews, and more. These sessions are presented as lectures, panels, and discussions led by subject area experts, and provide valuable information in a multitude of areas.
2019 Keynote Speaker
CAMX 2019 kicked off with an exciting General Session, open to all attendees and exhibitors, featuring Vicki Holt, CEO of Protolabs. 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, getting to market faster with smaller runs of customized products. The company has been named one of Forbes “Best Small Companies to Work” twice and has increased revenue by 160% in recent years. Holt will share with CAMX why the way manufacturing is done needs to be rethought and approached differently in order to meet the needs of the future. From robotics and AI to 3D printing, prototyping, and employee leadership, everyone in the audience will leave impressed, inspired, and ready to think about customer service, manufacturing, engineering, leadership and management differently.
Holt has served as President and CEO for Protolabs since 2014. Prior to Protolabs, Holt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products. Prior to that, she worked at PPG Industries, serving as Senior Vice President, Glass and Fiber Glass.”
Our moderator, Max Thouin, Hexcel, is an engineer by trade, and a true sport enthusiast. He has a strong technical background with extensive knowledge of design, prototyping, manufacturing, testing and marketing of high-end composite products, including sporting equipment. His career has enabled him to combine his passion for both composites and sports, and he brings this passion with him to CAMX as the moderator of the Closing Luncheon. Max’s career has included time at True Temper Sports, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites. He is currently as a sales development manager at Hexcel.