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SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Expo 2023

The Society of Plastics Engineers SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Expo (ACCE) team announced its call for papers, sponsors/exhibitors and attendees for the 23rd annual event September 6 – 8, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. “Composites: The Key to EV – Auto and Air Mobility”is the theme for the 2023 event.  “Composites continue to play a key role in the development of electric vehicles, from safety to range to ergonomics,” said Dr. David Jack, professor, Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University and ACCE 2023 co-chair.  The industry speeding towards e-mobility is driving an increase in innovative composites applications,” said Dr. Christoph Kuhn, assistant to EVP & Chief Engineering Officer, Volkswagen Group of America and ACCE 2023 co-chair. “Composites will soar like never before as air mobility vehicles take flight,” added Kuhn.

The ACCE features technical sessions, panel discussions, keynotes, and exhibits highlighting advances in materials, processes, and equipment for both thermoset and thermoplastic composites in a wide variety of transportation applications.  Networking breakfasts, lunches, and receptions enhance the value of the event that typically attracts over 800 attendees from across the globe. Since 2001, the Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) have jointly produced the ACCE to educate the industry about the benefits of composites in transportation applications.   

Companies interested in registering, presentating, sponsoring, or exhibiting should contact and go to for more info.  

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