Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE)

The World's Leading Automotive Composites Forum

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 speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Date: September 9-11, 2015

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

Conference Co-Chairs:

Fred Deans, Allied Composite Technologies, Ph: +1.248.760.7717,

Dale Brosius, Brosius Management Consultants, Ph: +1.586.530.3372,

Technical Program Chair:  Michael Connolly, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Ph: +1.248.322.7416,

Sponsorship Chair: Teri Chouinard, Intuit Group
Ph: +1.810.797.7242 or e-mail:

Registration Chair: Dawn Stephens, SPE Automotive Division
Ph:+ extension 4, email:

Submit abstracts, papers, and presentations to:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Visit the ACCE Website hosted by our SPE Automotive Division partners for additional details about the 2015 ACCE including:

  • Call for Paper Flier
  • Registration Fees and Forms
  • Technical Program Participation and Deadlines
  • ACCE Student Scholarship Forms
  • Program Guide Advertising Specifications
  • Microsoft Word® Template for Conference Papers
  • Sponsorship, Exhibit, & Advertising Opportunities
  • ACCE Parts Competition Nomination Instructions
  • Author's Guide (Instructions for Preparing Papers & Slide Presentations
  • Faxable Author Release (Copyright Transfer) Form
  • Electronic Author Release (Copyright Transfer) Form

Key Dates

  • Event:  September 9-11, 2015
  • Abstracts Due:  March 31, 2015
  • Papers / Presentations Due:  May 31, 2015
  • Program Guide Sponsor Ads Due:  August 1, 2015

Registration Fees

$375 USD - SPE Member
$475 USD
- Non-SPE Member (Includes 1 yr of SPE membership - $140 USD value) or Renewing SPE Member (Extend Membership by 1 year & save $18 USD)
$100 USD - Student
$150 USD - 1-Day Rate (SPE Membership Not Included)
No Charge - Free to those who work directly for Transportation OEMs and Media

OEMS ATTEND FREE:  As always, if you work directly for an automotive or transportation OEM, you may register for the SPE ACCE for free. Use the registration link HERE.

Press Releases

FUTURE ACCE EVENTS:  Like to plan ahead? Dates for the next few years of the SPE ACCE are as follows: 

September 6-9, 2016
September 6-8, 2017
September 5-7, 2018
September 4-6, 2019
September 9-11, 2020
PAST ACCE EVENTS:  Since 2001, the SPE Composites & Automotive Divisions have jointly organized an annual technical conference and exhibition on innovative new composites technologies for the automotive and ground transportation industries.  Technical papers and presentations from ACCE's since 2001 can be found in the SPE ACCE Archive.