SAMPE Carolinas 2015 Materials Expo

SAMPE Carolinas 2015 Materials Expo



Thursday April 23, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

5 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

The SAMPE Carolinas Chapter is conducting our Fourth Annual Composite Materials Expo on Thursday, April 23rd beginning at 5:30 PM! We will be meeting at CU-ICAR in Greenville, SC.  Admission this year is only $20 for non-members, $10 for SAMPE members, and free for students! Also, this year we will be hosting a scholarship fund raising golf tournament on Friday the 24th at 9:00 AM at The Preserve at Verde Green in Greenville, SC. The cost to participate in the Golf Tournament is $100. Details below.

See details below and then scroll down for a few important updates concerning the show!

Also! Please note that if you plan to stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel mentioned in the updates below, you must book your room by April 8th and mention SAMPE Carolinas to get the special rate they are offering.

To register for this event click the “Register Now” button below. There you’ll find selections for attending the EXPO and a separate selection to participating in the golf tournament on Friday if you’d like to do so. Important Note: If you only plan to come to the golf tournament, please be sure to select “Not Attending Expo – Golf Tournament Only” in the bullet list of charges to opt out of the EXPO charge. You will still need to select the and pay for the Golf Tournament toward the bottom of the registration page though.


To register for this event, click here.


SAMPE focuses on 3 key characteristics for success; we will address all three at the EXPO!

At each EXPO we always try to feature two technical presentations intended to give participants a look at the most innovative research in the composite industry. CU-ICAR will provide one of our speakers and Lucintel our second speaker, See details below.

Last year’s EXPO featured over 30 exhibitors demonstrating the most innovative materials and equipment in the composite industry.  We expect as many or more this year.

Lastly, the EXPO will feature a lot of built in time for networking.  Exhibitors will be prepared to discuss potential open positions within their organizations with both recent graduates and experienced professionals.  Both manufacturers and suppliers will find a lot of opportunity to meet key composite professionals and thought-leaders within the Southeast US and beyond.

If you are interested in Exhibiting at this event, please click here for more details.


Scheduled Presentations

Dr. Srikanth Pilla – Associte Professor at CU-ICAR:
Dr Pilla will share with us how CU-ICAR is creating for the future with Deep Orange.  Deep Orange is a vehicle prototype program that immerses graduate automotive engineering students into the world of OEM.  Working collaboratively, students, multi-disciplinary faculty, and participating industry partners produce a new vehicle prototype each year.  The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research is an advanced technology research campus where academia, industry, and government organizations collaborate on automotive research. To find out more about CU-ICAR visit their website at

Dr. Sanjay Mazumdar – CEO at Lucintel:
Dr Mazumbar will present market intelligence on the future of advanced composites.  Lucintel provides world class business intelligence and cutting edge decision support services, allowing thousands of customers to make critical decisions with greater speed, insight, and cost efficiencies. To find out more about Lucintel visit their website at

Golf Tournament

The Preserve at Verde Green – Greenville, SC:
Price to participate is $100.00. This will include:

Greens Fees
Range Balls
Lunch in the Pavillion (Hot Dogs/Burgers/BBQ Plate) and Beer or Soda

We have a team working on all the particulars of the scholarship. More details to follow.

Local Accommodations:

Embassy Suites Hotel – Greenville, SC:
Room Price is $129.00 per night plus tax. This will include:

A two room suite
Complimentary drinks
Complimentary airport shuttle
Free breakfast
Free parking

To book your room call 864-676-9090. Hotel address is:

670 Verdae Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29607