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shaping the future

Supporters logosThe Board of Composites Australia is pleased to announce the venue and dates for the 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference.

The 2017 ACI Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, in Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday, 29 – 30 March 2017, with a half-day technical workshop on Tuesday 28 March 2017.

The conference and this biannual exhibition is a unique opportunity to join global and domestic industry composite professionals seeking to innovate with composite materials.

In its 14th year, this annual conference, hosted by Composites Australia with the support of SAMPE-Australia and the Engineers Australia technical society – the Australian Composite Structures Society (ACSS) – has proven to be a valuable forum for the sharing of industry and scientific knowledge on new and emerging developments in composites technologies, opportunities for new applications and markets as well as sessions to advance business management and marketing.

 Early bird savings end COB Monday 30 January 2017 (AEDT)


The Call for Papers for the 2017 Advanced Composites Innovation Conference is now open. Read more …

Australian Composites Structures Society*(ACSS) Best Paper Prize of $500 cash and a certificate will be awarded to the presenting author of the best peer reviewed paper. More details…  (*ACSS is a technical society of Engineers Australia) 


Dr. John D. Russell is the Technical Director of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division.  Dr John Russell, Technical Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division US Air Force Research Laboratory

His topic: Carbon Fiber Composites for Next Generation Military Aircraft
More details…




Secure your place at this important event in the Australasian composite calendar. Registration is now open.
Click here to register online.  Download the Registration form  (.pdf) here …

Early bird savings on registration prices end COB 30 January 2017 (AEDT).


Tuesday 28 March

Half day pre-conference technical workshop on damage/defect identification and restoration (repair)
with Dr Rik Heslehurst, international composites engineering consultant and trainer.
Venue: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort





Welcome reception
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Wednesday 29 March

Full day conference proceedings
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Conference dinner
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: McLarens Landing


Full day conference proceedings
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Farewell drinks
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

The organisers have made every attempt to ensure the above information is correct at time of publishing,however the program and other event details are subject to change. In the event of change, the conference organisers are not liable for any loss or expenses incurred.