22 August 2017
22 August 2017
The fourth annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), taking place in Orlando, Florida, US, on 11-14 September, will feature Innovation Park, a new Exhibit Hall attraction designed to change the way attendees experience the event.
"This year, we created Innovation Park to provide attendees with the ability to do more than simply walk around a hall, look at products and machines, sit in a classroom, or network at a reception," explains Heather Rhoderick, CAMX Show Director. "We want to encourage attendees to actively engage with each other in new ways to help encourage discussions that may lead to new opportunities or solutions to shared challenges, both at CAMX and once everyone returns home. At the traditional trade show or conference, it can be difficult for interactions, learning and thinking to happen organically, so our goal with Innovation Park is to provide the atmosphere and tools to do this."
The park is comprised of specialised ‘zones’ tailored to the learning, networking and inspirational needs of CAMX attendees. It will provide attendees a place to sit, meet in small groups to problem solve common issues, or take a break and relax. Attendees with similar interests can meet, including:
‘Campfire sessions’ will provide short, facilitated discussions around trending industry topics and common interests, such as:
Another way for attendees to get valuable information will be through Innovation Park's Presentation Theatre, which will include presentations from exhibitors on their products and services, technical presentations from universities and companies, and more. The theatre will also include press conferences, announcements of the winners of ACMA's Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), and the inaugural xC Startup Competition.
Finally, attendees are also encouraged to gain new insights from companies new to CAMX in the New Exhibitor Zone, and inside the park's Ask the Experts, attendees can get trustworthy, constructive answers to important questions from CAMX's pool of expert industry consultants.
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