Arlington, Va. — Hurricane Irma has forced the rescheduling of another plastics industry event, the Composites and Advanced Materials Premier Expo trade show, which had been scheduled to start on Sept. 11 in Orlando, Fla.
The event, known as CAMX 2017, focuses on composites and is co-produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).
"CAMX continues to be a vitally important event for our industry to do business, network, and learn from each other, but in light of the projected path of Hurricane Irma, airline cancellations, and the safety and well-being of our attendees and exhibitors, we are forced to make the difficult decision to not hold CAMX 2017 next week as planned," said ACMA President Tom Dobbins.
Gregg Balko, SAMPE CEO and executive director, added: "Our first concern is safety. With Hurricane Irma's storm track, we want to ensure the safety of thousands of suppliers, manufacturers, and professionals in the composites and advanced materials industry who planned to be in Orlando for CAMX next week. To our CAMX family and friends in Florida, our thoughts are with you and your family."
The organizers will provide updates online, including plans to rescheduling the show.
This is at least the second plastics industry event disrupted by Hurricane Irma. Earlier this week, the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division announced that it is canceling its annual Thermoforming Conference. That annual event was scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando.