CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, in its third year, is growing and expanding.

Held in Anaheim, Calif., on Sept. 26-29, 2016, CAMX is North America’s go-to composites event for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. CAMX has seen a growth of 10% percent in attendance compared to last year's event that was held in Dallas, Texas.

This year, 7,987 attended, 20% which were new attendees. The show floor and conference sessions drew an impressive national and international crowd from 52 countries. The quantity and quality of new products and technologies introduced at the show was impressive.

In particular, CAMX 2016 hopes to inspire the next generation of composites and advanced materials innovators. At the CAMX closing luncheon, attendees heard insights from a panel of six students who envision a world where composites are as ubiquitous as pure plastics. The conference also featured innovative poster sessions and technical papers from students highlighting ideas that could change how the world views composites. Students also had a chance to put their composites knowledge to the test during the inaugural CAMX Race.

“We believe CAMX attendees came away from the General Session inspired by the incredible things our panelists have been able to accomplish – and dream about - with composites” said Heather Rhoderick, CAMX Show Director and Senior Vice President of Events and Information at ACMA.

“Watching and seeing young professionals become excited about CAMX 2016 was a great opportunity for our industry to expose the world’s future industry leaders to what’s going on in our industry,” said SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko. “We want more young professionals to get excited about composites, and I think we’re on our way toward accomplishing that goal.”