Thank you to all the IACMI members who attended and participated in the Winter 2019 Members Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana last week. We appreciate your time and enthusiasm for sharing the innovations IACMI members are fostering in the composites ecosystem. This event would not be possible without the support of meeting sponsors, including the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Purdue University.
With some of the coldest weather Indiana has seen in over two decades, more than 270 IACMI members gathered in Indianapolis to discuss technical project results, workforce development programs, and other recent member successes. The audience represented 137 organizations and 33 states, with presentations from over 35 speakers. Day one of the conference began with insight from Aaron Vigil-Martinez and Elaine Bedel from IEDC with a key message to members, “innovation does not happen in isolation”. John Hopkins followed with a state of the institute presentation highlighting next steps and the future vision of IACMI, leading in to a presentation by Tom Dobbins, ACMA President, on the global vision for advanced composites.