ARLINGTON, Va. — November 2, 2012 — The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Boards of Directors are
excited and pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent regarding a new event to provide
a venue to serve the entire advanced materials and composites industry in North America and the
world. This conference and exhibition will launch in the Fall of 2014. Building on the success of
SAMPE and ACMA events, this will be the “go to event” for the composites and advanced materials
industry in the Americas.
“We are very excited about the scope of the show and the value it will bring to our
memberships and the composites and advanced materials industry,” said Kate Thorp, SAMPE president.
“SAMPE and ACMA are recognized as the leaders of the industry, serving the industry and helping it
grow. Bringing our two strong shows together will provide even greater value for our members and
Lori Luchak, president of ACMA, added, “We are thrilled to be working with SAMPE on such an
important project. The mission of our organizations is to serve the industry. This show will
certainly fulfill that mission and enable us to expand the rest of our programs to give the
industry the tools it needs to continue to innovate and move forward.”
The leadership of both organizations have been in lengthy discussions over the past six
months and will continue to meet as plans are refined. Additional information will be released in
the coming months.
Posted on November 27, 2012