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GM's Dr J Gary Smyth Keynote Speaker for CAMX

30 June 2015

CAMX, presented by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) will feature Dr J Gary Smyth, Executive Director of Global Research and Development at General Motors, as the keynote speaker during the event which takes place in Dallas, US, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Centre from October 26-29, 2015.

Organisers explains that, from 2004-2010, Dr Smyth directed all GM research and development globally for conventional and hybridised propulsion systems. For the past five years, Dr Smyth has identified global automotive energy trends and addressed energy challenges facing the automotive industry. Some of those solutions include advanced carbon fibre and green composites. Dr Smyth's CAMX 2015 address will provide a high-level perspective on transformational changes in the automotive industry and include what GM has learned about composites from the evolution of the Corvette.

"CAMX is an excellent opportunity for important voices in our industry to come together and share ideas," says ACMA President Tom Dobbins. "Dr Smyth will provide CAMX attendees with an expert perspective on the transformational role of composites in the automotive industry."

Organisers say that CAMX is one of the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event for products, solutions, networking and industry thinking. During the event attendees will have the opportunity to discover new industry developments, grow business opportunities and develop industry skills.

"CAMX attracts all of the major players within the composites and advanced materials community, setting the bar for how business gets done," said SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko. "There's no other event with this level of innovative programming, unparalleled education and exceptionally diverse exhibits showcase."

CAMX will also offer conference program sessions that focus on composites innovation, market growth and hot topics associated with advanced materials technologies. These "Featured Sessions" will provide attendees with a special track that bridges low-cost/high-volume materials with high-performance/low-volume materials.





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