Networking Events

Networking Events

CAMX is the annual educational, business and networking event you don’t want to miss! Join advanced materials and composites manufacturing professionals and leaders from around the world who come to share the latest innovations and processes that will influence industries across the spectrum for decades to come.

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SAMPE AWARDS CEREMONY & DINNER

The SAMPE Awards Ceremony will honor the 2020 Class of Fellows and other society awards recipients. These awards recognize members for distinguished contributions in the field of material and process engineering. Virtually network with the industry’s top thinkers and leaders. All CAMX attendees are welcome, free of charge.

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SAMPE AWARDS CEREMONY & DINNER

The SAMPE Awards Ceremony will honor the 2020 Class of Fellows and other society awards recipients. These awards recognize members for distinguished contributions in the field of material and process engineering. Virtually network with the industry’s top thinkers and leaders. All CAMX attendees are welcome, free of charge.

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ACMA MEMBERSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Each year, ACMA recognizes outstanding members for their dedication and hard work to ensure that the composites industry prospers. Join us on Monday, September 21, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm to honor the recipients of the 2020 Membership Awards at this special ceremony. ACMA members receive complimentary tickets.

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Orientation

All CAMX attendees are invited. This virtual orientation is designed to help attendees connect with industry professionals and learn how to strategically navigate the virtual exhibit floor. Tips shared will set you up for a successful CAMX virtual experience.

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Opening Keynote

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.

This session is open to all CAMX attendees.

Monday, September 21 | 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

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General Session & Keynote

The current COVID-19 crisis has changed our world like never before. But this severe 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.

CAMX announces Isabell Gradert the Material Fast Track Leader at Airbus and general advisor for materials technology to the CTO as this year’s general session speaker. With 10 years’ experience in the field of Materials & Processes, Isabell is the leading cross-divisional Material Roadmap for associated technologies and guiding research projects ensuring group wide leverage of technology synergies. Sponsored by Owens Corning

This session is open to all CAMX attendees.

Tuesday, September 22 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm ET

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Welcome Reception

Kick off CAMX 2020 at the Welcome Reception. One of the best places to network with fellow industry members, catch up with old friends and make new connections at the CAMX Welcome Reception taking place Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Celebrate the start of CAMX with your industry peers, and discuss various technologies, materials, and processes spotted on the Exhibit Hall floor while mingling with composite professionals from around the world.

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Young Professionals Meet-Up

Be a part of the future of composites. If you’re an emerging industry professional, the Young Professionals Meet-Up is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and connect with industry peers. This is an opportunity to build your network with colleagues who share your challenges and offer insights to navigating the industry with light hors d'oeuvres.

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Market Segment Reception

Enjoy a cocktail and refreshments while engaging with industry leaders and professionals. The Market Segment Reception focuses on a specific theme and offers merriment after the second day of CAMX. This reception is sponsored by Composites One. Tickets are included with the premium and full conference packages or can be purchased for $45 for all other registration packages. The Market Segment Reception will take place Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

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Good Day CAMX

CAMX will culminate with Good Day, CAMX hosted by Joel Whitehouse from Hill & Smith Holdings during this closing keynote. Joel will discuss the outlook for the US/global economy including risks and M&A activity, followed by a Q&A panel to ask a question or “up-vote” those posed by others. During Good Day CAMX, we’ll also announce the 2020 Awards for Composites Excellence winners. This year’s awards program features 12 exciting finalists from three categories: Design, Manufacturing, and Market Growth.

This session will open at 10:45am ET on September 24 with music from the CAMX 2020 musician, Bryce Larsen, and will kick off promptly at 11:00 am Eastern. All attendees are encouraged to join.

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CAMPFIRE SESSIONS & VIRTUAL MEET-UPS

Learn from subject matter experts and share your ideas about new trends, ideas, and industry developments during virtual campfire sessions. Some of our campfire sessions topics include women in the composites industry, young professionals and how to diversify your markets.

LIVE CHATS

During the week of CAMX, attendees will be encouraged to chat directly with other attendees through pre-determined live chat channels that allow for networking and community themed conversations within the virtual platform. Some chat channel topics include Quarantine Recipes, Careers in Composites, Composites Sustainability, Workforce Development and many more. Come join the live discussions at CAMX!

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VIRTUAL DEMONSTRATIONS

CAMX features a unique learning experience from some of the best industry leaders, with 10 live virtual demos on vacuum infusion, light resin transfer molding, and advanced processes producing real-life parts, such as a boat hull and more.