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Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other ground transportation applications. ACCE is the world’s leading automotive composites forum.The event provides excellent networking opportunities and draws over 800 speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Date of Conference: September 6-8, 2017


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Exhibit Setup Hours:

Tuesday Sept 5,  2:00 – 8:00pm

Tear down is Friday Sept 8, 1:30 – 5:00pm (Tear down may not occur before 1:30pm)

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesday Sept 6, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday Sept 7, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday Sept 8, 8:30am – 1:30pm


The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 (See link HERE.)


Conference Chair:

Rani Richardson, Composites & Additive Manufacturing Business Experience Consultant, Dassault Systèmes, Ph: +1.201.675.8361,


Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Creig Bowland, Colorado Legacy Group, Ph: +1.704.466.1505

Dr. Michael Connolly, Huntsman, Ph: +1.248.462.0503

Sponsorship Chair: Teri Chouinard, Intuit Group

Ph: +1.248.701.8003 or e-mail:

Registration Chair: Scott Marko, SPE International

Ph:+1.203.740.5442, email:

Visit our partners, the SPE Composites Division .

Registration Fees

$575 USD – SPE Member

$675 USD – Non-SPE Member (Includes 1 yr of SPE membership – $155 USD value) or Renewing SPE Member (Extend Membership by 1 year & save $55 USD)

$100 USD – Student

$225 USD – 1-Day Rate (SPE Membership Not Included)

No Charge – Free to those who work directly for Transportation OEMs and Media

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