SPE ACCE accepting nominations for 2020 Innovative Parts Competition

Nomination abstracts for innovative automotive composite equipment or parts are due by July 30, 2020.


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SPE ACCE 2020 An image from the 2019 SPE ACCE conference. Source | Mark Richardson, SPE



The Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE, Troy, Mich., U.S.) has issued a call for nominations for the Innovative Parts Competition at its 2020 SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE), which is scheduled for Sept. 9-11 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

Any registered conference participant (speaker, sponsor/exhibitor, or attendee) may nominate original equipment or aftermarket composite parts on passenger vehicles, light trucks and heavy trucks from any geography. Prototype parts are also eligible. Companies, organizations and universities are all encouraged to participate and get recognized for their innovative production parts or prototypes. The vehicle producer must give permission and the part must be brought to the SPE ACCE for a formal review by judges.

A total of five prizes will be awarded including four for the most innovative Production Part and Prototype Part in Materials Innovation and Process Innovation categories (selected by judges who are industry experts and members of the SPE ACCE planning committee) and one People's Choice award (selected by conference attendees) ― with winning teams receiving recognition and a trophy after lunch on the last day of the show.

Nomination abstracts are due July 30, 2020 and should be emailed to teri@intuitgroup.com.

More information and nomination instructions may be found at:http://speautomotive.com/acce-conference