Wednesday May 4th, 11.30am – 12.55pm, Agora 6

Sustainability and Innovation – Driving the future of the U.S. composites industry

North America represents 27% of the global composites market in volume and 26% in value. It is a dynamic market in terms of R&D, innovations and production. This conference will highlight the United States composites market ecosystem and strengths, on a global scale as well as the main technological innovations in key sectors. ​

Representatives of U.S. manufacturers will share their expertise and success stories, from materials to equipment to design, to manufacturing, and to recyclability, in key sectors such as e-mobility, construction, automotive and aerospace and sustainability. ​


Speakers: ​

  • 11.30am – 11.32am: Welcome and Introduction speech / subjects of the conference, speakers/companies
    Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer, The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
  • 11.33am – 11.38am: The U.S Commercial Service at the heart of the U.S. economic development strategy: Core mission, The US Pavilion at JEC World, Select USA Summit June 2022
    U.S. Commercial Service speaker – Senior U.S. Commercial Service VIP
  • 11.39am – 11.45am: American Composites Manufacturing: Leading Sustainable Innovation in a Net-Zero World
    Cindy SQUIRES, CEO, American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)
  • 11.46am – 11.52am: SAMPE Materials & Manufacturing Innovations; Leading Today’s Global Frontiers
    Zane CLARK, CEO, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • 11.53am – 12.04pm: 3D Carbon Fiber Composites, Fiber Metal Laminates & Scaling a Sustainable Materials Company
    Karl HAWES, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Boston Materials
  • 12.05pm – 12.16pm: Concordia Composite Materials for Every Application
    Anthony CIRINGIONE, General Manager, Concordia Fibers
  • 12.17pm – 12.28pm: Integrating Novel and Sustainable Automation Solutions for Composite Manufacturing and Beyond
    Stephan A. ZWEIDLER, Partner & Director of Technical Sales and Marketing, Accudyne Systems
  • 12.29pm – 12.40pm: Multi-Robot, Continuous Fibre Printing for Mass-Customized Composite Products
    Amolak BADESHA, CEO, Orbital Composites
  • 12.41pm – 12.52pm: The 2020s – The decade of the Thermoplastics Revolution in Aerospace
    Evan YOUNG, Head of Engineering, Qarbon Aerospace
  • 12.53 – 12.55pm: Wrap up & Conclusion
    Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer, The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

Moderator: Dale BROSIUS, Chief Commercialization Officer, IACMI-The Composites Institute