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Brand new theme for 2020:

Clean, Electrified and Efficient Mobility 


About the conference

This free-to-attend conference is North America's leading industry event, bringing you the latest news on the application and manufacturing processes of technical ceramic and glass materials. The conference is specially designed for engineers and decision makers from OEMs and Tier suppliers in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, medical, and industrial applications.

Brand new for 2020: The conference will adopt a brand new approach this year with the innovative theme of clean, electrified and efficient mobility. This method will peak your interest by exploring CMC’s, catalysts and filtration, technical and industrial coatings, metallization of ceramics and ceramic coatings on metal alloys amongst many other key topics.

Call for speakers

This is your opportunity to have input on the agenda for Conference at Ceramics Expo. We want to hear your ideas, your research and your innovative session formats. Please submit your contribution after reading over the information on this page.

The 2020 conference will focus on topics including, but not limited to, the below:

Industry trends

  • Costs and industry financial issues, such as economic forecasting, material availability, etc.
  • Workforce development
  • Overviews of technical hurdles that need to be overcome in future markets


  • Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) 
  • Composite and ceramic materials: synthesis and characterization, structure and design
  • Filtration
  • Ceramic coating
  • Machining of CMCs
  • Electronic packaging 
  • Coatings (Thermal barriers)
  • Catalysts 

 Materials properties

  • Electric 
  • Thermal 
  • Optical 
  • Wear and corrosion


Process improvement (lead time and cost), innovation, and best practice of:

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing of ceramics
  • Improvements in resin formulation, slurries, additives, rheology
  • Coatings 
  • Improvement of forming processes: slip casting, pressing, tape casting, ceramic injection molding (CIM), hot isostatic pressing (HIP), etc.
  • Improvements in De-binding and Sintering processes
  • (Precision) finishing 
  • Testing and analysis
  • Applications of Big Data in manufacturing processes




Submit a proposal


Deadlines & selection criteria

  • Speaking slots are allocated on merit and relevance to the topics on the agenda
  • Commercial presentations – such as product or company reviews – will not be accepted
  • There are no registration fees to take up this opportunity
  • Speaking slot timings and formats will be finalised as the program is completed, depending on the subject matter to be addressed.
  • The deadline for submissions is Tuesday November 5, 2019
  • We will endeavour to review all submissions within 6-8 weeks after the deadline

Submissions will be evaluated in terms of:

  • Importance of topic to conference attendees
  • Inclusion of an end user as either lead or co-presenter
  • Objective, educational, non-commercial content
  • Clearly defined benefits for attendees
  • Knowledge and experience of the speaker

Why you should be there

  • Learn about the latest advancements in technical ceramic materials
  • Discover the unique benefits that ceramic materials have to offer
  • Gain new ideas and hear about trends in the ceramics market
  • Relax and network with like-minded professionals at the evening drinks receptions

Conference inquiries

Callum Gibson – Conference Producer

email: [email protected]
tel: +44 1273 916 302
USA toll free: +1 855 436 8683

*Please note: Proposals will not be accepted by email and must go through the web form.


Ceramics Expo speaker interviews 2019 


“I think it’s really important that we are coming together, different companies and universities and industry, to really promote our industry as a whole. I think ceramics has a lot of opportunity to educate people about the applications and the products that our materials are in that they may not necessarily realise that we’re involved in. I noticed that seems to be really a theme and even the session that I was in this morning about how we just improve the profile of ceramics in general. I will definitely be back.” 

“This is my third year attending Ceramics Expo, and I can say it is an outstanding show for such a small and tight community that is seeing some tremendous growth in the industry. What I really admire about the show is that it has become very practical and yet has great academic substance to it.”



“What this show is really great for is being able to bring the entire industry together. So, I’ve been able to go out and see what the industry is doing with regard to new processes, new ways to characterize materials."






 Mano Manoharan, Chief Technologist, Ceramic Composites and Coatings, GE Aviation


Deputy Director of Research and Engineering, NASA Glenn Research Center


Chief People & Systems Officer, Coorstek