CAMX 2014 (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.) is the largest composites industry trade show and conference ever held in North America, so if you’re planning to attend, it’s important that you take advantage of the tools that will help you plan and organize your time on the Exhibit Hall floor.
With more than 550 exhibitors expected at CAMX 2014, you’ll want to maximize your time on the show floor so that you come away with the technology and product information you need to help optimize your composites fabrication operations. Show organizers ACMA and SAMPE are providing planning tools to help you get this done.
First, familiarize yourself with the Exhibit Hall, which is located in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. You can do this by visiting the CAMX website, which provides an overview of the CAMX Floorplan. The Exhibit Hall is laid out in 31 aisles and includes all exhibitor booths, plus the Awards in Composites Excellence (ACE) and CAMX Awards display areas.
Next, familiarize yourself with the CAMX exhibitors using the site’s Exhibitor Directory, which allows you to search exhibitors by name or by product category. Once you have a grasp of the exhibitors and their technologies, you can start gathering product information and flagging the exhibitors that interest you the most.
The MyCAMX tool provides a great resource to organize all of this information. Create an account on the CAMX website, which includes a Planner tool to help you aggregate the companies you want to visit in the Exhibit Hall and sessions you want to attend throughout the conference. MyCAMX lets you conduct exhibitor searches, add exhibitors and sessions to your Planner, make notes about each exhibitor, share your list of favorite exhibitors with others, create events or appointments, and print your agenda or save it as a PDF.
Furthermore, many CAMX exhibitors are sharing information about what they will feature in their exhibits. New products, featured technologies and major announcements from a variety of exhibitors can be found on the Exhibitor Press Releases page.
Finally, don’t forget that if you plan to attend conference sessions that feature ITAR-restricted information, you will need to come to the conference with the forms and identification required for ITAR clearance. Information regard ITAR at CAMX can be found the ITAR page.