ACMA and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) Board of Directors have signed a Letter of Intent for a new event that will provide a venue to serve the entire advanced materials and composite industry. The new event will launch in the fall of 2014 and will become the “go to event” for the composites and advanced materials industry for years to come.

“SAMPE and ACMA are recognized as the leaders of the industry, serving the industry and helping it grow,” says Kate Thorpe, SAMPE president. “Bringing our two strong shows together will provide even greater value for our members and the industry.”

“We are thrilled to be working with SAMPE on such an important project,” adds Lori Luchak, president of ACMA. “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.”

Both organizations have been in merger discussions for the past several months. Additional event information will be released in the upcoming months.

[Reinforced Plastics]