The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE, Covina, Calif.) and the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) announced on July 31 that their new jointly owned and operated trade show and conference will be called CAMX — the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo. SAMPE and ACMA, which traditionally have operated their own trade shows, announced late in 2012 that they would consolidating the former SAMPE show and ACMA’s COMPOSITES show into a single fall event, beginning in 2014.
SAMPE brings with it composites professionals who primarily serve the aerospace market and other advanced materials applications. ACMA has served a broad range of applications, including those in the marine, wind energy, automotive, infrastructure and industrial markets. Going forward, CAMX is expected to be North America’s composites industry go-to event for every served market segment. The newly partnered organizations say the trusted and valued aspects of both organizations’ annual events will continue at CAMX in an expert-rich combined technical conference program, and a far more expansive show floor. The first CAMX conference program will take place Oct. 13-16, 2014, and the CAMX exhibit hall will be open Oct. 14-16, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. CAMX 2014 is expected to attract more than 8,500 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors. For more information, visit the CAMX Web site at www.thecamx.org.