Why Attend?

Why Attend

CAMX - the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo—is the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event in North America for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking. CAMX 2020 had a total of 2,878 attendees, 110 exhibits, and 820 meetings to date. The virtual platform with the conference program recordings will close October 31, 2020.

A New Camx For A New Time

Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation

2020 Opening Keynote

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.

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2020 General Session

The current COVID-19 crisis has changed our world like never before. But the severe crisis hasn’t changed Airbus’ long-term ambition to be the world’s first aircraft manufacturer to market a zero-emission aircraft by 2035. Explore how they got there and the role materials and in particular composite technologies will play.

Isabell Gradert the Material Fast Track Leader at Airbus and general advisor for materials technology to the CTO was 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.

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.

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How to Network in CAMX | A Virtual Experience

Networking in person is easy . . . you run into your contemporaries in the hallway, or you meet up for a cup of coffee, do a little business and move on. But how do you do that in a virtual event? Easy! Your registration form is the key to making networking intuitive and fun to use.

First, complete the full registration form when signing up for CAMX, including the demographic questions. CAMX has recruited a little “artificial intelligence” (AI) to help us all connect and network, and these questions help the AI-matchmaking system provide you with suggested sessions, exhibiting companies, and contacts you may be interested in once you log in to the CAMX Virtual platform.

Second, once you’ve registered, you can then log in and complete your networking profile. This step is also 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. So, provide as much detail as you can about yourself and what you are looking to do at CAMX. To create your profile, click on the Connect tile. View your profile in the upper right and make sure it 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 and go back whenever you need to update your networking information.

Lastly, relax and enjoy AI! This networking engine takes a few swipes or clicks to learn about your professional goals, but it is a self-learning system that will continually deliver more intelligent recommendations the more you engage with the platform. So, come back as often as you wish to fine-tune your profile and networking goals.

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What to Expect

With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from around the globe, CAMX delivers a unique experience and unrivaled opportunities to network with attendees from all backgrounds, roles and market segments.

  • Cutting Edge Technology And Innovations
  • New Commercial And Industrial Applications
  • Key Developments And Trends
  • Virtual Manufacturing Demonstrations
  • 100+ Education Sessions
  • Networking, Exchange Of Ideas And Experiences

Business Features

A Global Composites Marketplace

Business partnerships are formed at CAMX. Industry leaders, corporations, researchers, engineering teams, OEMs, academia, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers all come together at CAMX in a pro-business, pro-growth environment. This is the place to have critical face-to-face meetings and start conversations and partnerships that will form the future.

Exhibit Hall

Formed with the best Composite Solutions

CAMX is your best source for new solutions, technologies, and ideas you need for your current and future projects. CAMX makes it easy to see materials, watch process demos, see interactive displays on what may be possible in the future, or virtually meet with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers.

Conference Programming

Think Beyond the Mold

CAMX has the most robust composites and advanced materials education program anywhere in the world. Learn skills, material developments, and processes from more than 100 sessions led by the experts. Dive deep in Tutorials, gain insights at Featured Sessions, or discover best practices from lively panel discussions.

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Registering is Easy

CAMX has a variety of registration options designed to meet your needs. Registration is open until October 16, 2020. Browse the virtual exhibit hall, view on-demand content, access recorded featured sessions, and network until the virtual platform closes October 31, 2020.

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WHERE TO STAY

CAMX 2020 will take place on September 21-24, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in beautiful Orlando, FL. Orlando is your gateway to exhilarating sports, vibrant cultural experiences, world-renowned attractions, trend-setting shopping, world famous spas and beaches, acclaimed restaurants and breathtaking golf courses. Make your plans early to attend. Registration will open Spring 2020. Sign up for CAMX alerts to be notified when hotel and travel information is available.