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The fourth annual CAMX will highlight innovation and show how composites are changing markets as we know them.

Two years ago, during CAMX 2015 in Dallas, Dr. J. Gary Smyth, executive director of global research and development at General Motors, offered composites industry leaders some important advice: It is not enough to embrace the path less traveled. In order to change markets as we know them, we must take the path that doesn’t exist yet.

As Smyth explained, when GM first introduced fiberglass to the Corvette back in 1953, it caused a major disruption in the automotive market and changed the landscape of the industry’s supply chain. While “market disruption” may sound like a negative phrase, Smyth advocated for composites manufacturers to embrace the idea of disruption as a vehicle for innovation.

“Disruption isn’t bad if you’re a part of it,” said Smyth. “Ask yourself what you can do to be a part of the disruption.”

Since the show’s debut in 2014 in Orlando, CAMX has been a platform for the industry to showcase its innovative products and processes that have potential to disrupt markets. This year’s show, making its return to Orlando Sept. 11-14, 2017, will not only change the way you look at composites, but also how you experience a trade show.

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This year’s exhibit hall will feature an all new area – Innovation Park – that will give attendees a unique experience beyond simply looking at products. At Innovation Park, industry professionals will be a part of the action through specialized meetups and campfire sessions. Photo Credit: CAMX