SE Conference 20 Amsterdam

SE Conference 20 Amsterdam Location: Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: 30th September - 1st October 2020

The SAMPE Europe 2020 Conference in Amsterdam, Holland from 30 September - 01 October 2020. At SAMPE Europe over 100 authors are on stage. They will present high-quality technical papers that focus on Challenging Applications in advanced composites materials and their processes. In the accompanying exhibition over 30 sponsoring companies will present their most recent innovations.
You can join the conference live in the Beurs van Berlage - which is totally Covid proof Conference location. For those who are not allowed to travel possibly also virtual. We work on making that possible due to the Coronavirus.

The conference program also will include:
• 35th Sampe Europe Students Seminar
• Exhibition of sponsors and Table Tops
• Dutch Composite Fieldlabs Pavilion
• CompositesNL Pavilion
• Elevator pitches for Industrial Innovations

The Future Composite Footprint




Pre-conference Tutorial Amsterdam 2020

Tutorial Automation

In this tutorial, an overview of the state of the art, latest developments and the future on automation in composites production will be covered. The tutorial will be given jointly by NLR and DLR. It will contain lectures on automation of both thermoset composites & thermoplastic composites manufacturing. First, a general overview on automation for these processes and state-of-the-art techniques and tools will be given. That will then be complemented with case studies. The lectures will also cover relevant costing, software developments, sensors developments, internet of things. After this tutorial, you will understand the potential of automation in composites manufacturing and where to start with automation. 

Tutorial Thermoplastics 

In the tutorial on thermoplastic composites, we will focus on thermoplastic material development, discussion on the different processing methods with thermoplastic materials and showcases. After a general introduction on thermoplastic material, the current material development trends will be discussed. Then an overview of several of the possible processing technologies will be given, after which the potential joining methods for structural applications will be discussed in more detail. The current development on process technologies and joining techniques will also be covered and showcases will be discussed in detail. Finally, an outlook towards the future will be presented.



Tuesday 29 September
Location: NEMO Science Museum - Amsterdam
09.30 Tutorial Registration
10.15 Tutorial Automation (part 1) - Session chair Jan Stüve – DLR
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Tutorial Automation (part 2) - Session chair Jan Stüve – DLR
14.15 Break
14.30 Tutorial Thermoplastics - Session chair Arnt Offringa – GKN Fokker
17.30 Drinks & Appetizers
18.00 End of Tutorial program in NEMO Science Museum

For security reasons, all delegates need to show their passport or ID-card at arrival.


Wednesday 30 September
Location: Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam
08.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 Opening & Plenary Session

Bart Vangrimde Welcome, by Bart Vangrimde, Huntsman
Chairman of SAMPE Benelux

Opening, by Prof. Rinze Benedictus, TU Delft
President of SAMPE Europe

09.15 3 Key-note Speakers

Bert Thuis
“The Future Materials & Processing Footprint in Aerospace”
By Bert Thuis, Royal NLR, Netherlands

Frank Henning
“The Future Composite Footprint in Automotive”
By Prof. Frank Henning, ICT Fraunhofer, Germany
To be announced  To be announced

10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 4 Parallel Sessions
13.00 Lunch
14.00 4 Parallel Sessions
15.20 Tea Break
15.50 4 Parallel Sessions
17.10 Student Seminar
18.00 Cocktail & Dinner

Thursday 1 October
08.00 Registration
09.00 4 Parallel Sessions
10.40 Coffee Break
11.10 4 Parallel Sessions
12.30 Lunch
13.30 4 Parallel Sessions
15.30 Tea Break
16.00 2 Parallel Sessions
17.00 Farewell drink


Friday 2 October
Composite related Plant visits to DTC, GKN Fokker, NLR, SAM|XL/TU Delft, TCY
08.30 Departure Bus station Amsterdam Central Station
14.30 Back in Amsterdam - Amsterdam Central Station

Subject to the approval of the company concerned. 

Conference Fees (both live and virtual)

• Professional / Associate Members Badge € 750
• Non-Member Professional / Associate Badge € 875*
• Student Members Badge € 350
• Non-Member Student Badge € 400*
* Free membership SAMPE until 31 December 2021 included

Authors Special Rate
• Professional Authors / Co-Authors Badge € 600
• Master and PhD Student Authors / Co-Authors Badge € 300 
All prices are incl. 21% VAT.

Fee includes a personal Conference Badge for attending all presentations as indicated in the program. Lunches, breaks, our FREE Conference Dinner, and post Excursions are included. All live delegates receive a USB stick or Link with the Technical Papers and Posters submitted. 

Fee includes a personal Entry Code for attending all Virtual presentations. Virtual sponsor and poster presentations as indicated in the programme and online Q&A are included. After the conference, all virtual delegates receive a Link for uploading the Technical Papers and Posters submitted. 


Composite related Plant visits to DTC, GKN Fokker, NLR, SAM|XL/TU Delft and TCY.

• EXCURSION GKN Fokker - Hoogeveen
• EXCURSION NLR - Marknesse
• EXCURSION TCY - Ypenburg

See you in Amsterdam!

SE Amsterdam 20


Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam, Netherlands


Book your hotel in Amsterdam, Westcord City Centre, Motel One Waterlooplein or Hotel Die Port van Cleve. Check their location below.

Westcord City Centre
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 50
1012 SC Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 4220011
With the promo code Sampe2020 you will receive a 10% discount on the “Best Available Rate” at the Westcord City Center for the period September 28 - October 2, 2020.

Westcord City Centre

Valkenburgerstraat 90
1011 LZ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 8207300

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176-180
1012 SM Amsterdam
Tel: +31(0)20 714 2000


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