Trade shows: IMTS, ACCE, Composites Europe, China International Composites this week

Composites-related tradeshows this week include IMTS in Chicago, ACCE in Troy, Mich., Composites Europe in Essen, Germany, and China International Composites in Beijing.

No matter where you live and work around the world, there is a composites-related trade show or conference worth visiting this week.

The biannual International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) is in Chicago, Ill., USA, Sept. 13-18 at McCormick Place. This is one of the largest machine tool shows in the world and always worth attending. Visit for information.

The SPE’s annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) is Sept. 15-16 at the Michigan State University School of Management in Troy, Mich., USA. This event feature leading edge presentations on composites material, design and manufacturing technology for automotive applications. Visit for information.

Composites Europe is back in Essen, Germany, this year, Sept. 14-15 and is collocated with the highly regarded AVK technical conference. Visit for information.

Finally, China International Composites will be in Beijing Sept. 15-17 and is the centerpiece of that country’s fast-growing composites industry. Visit for information.