The 2018 Composite Conference, Advances in Composite Structures and Materials brings together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, economic promoters and other actors of the Composite Industry from all across Europe.

The conference is organised by Centexbel, the Belgian Textile Competence Centre, and covers a wide variety of topics to provide an excellent insight into state-of-the-art composite developments.

During the first edition of the Composite conference that will take place in the Walloon Region, located in the heart of Europe, an international public will be able to discover the dynamics of regional companies in this highly technological domain.


The Composite Conference is organised together with the H2020 project BIO4SELF which will have a dedicated session.

In the afternoon of October 2, a workshop dedicated to the BIO4SELF project will be organized as one of the parallel sessions of the conference. BIO4SELF is a H2020 project aiming to develop fully bio-based self-reinforced composites for applications in consumer goods and automotive sector. The BIO4SELF workshop will cover the different steps to obtain a self-reinforced PLA composites, going from the production of reinforcing filaments and intermediates to the consolidation into a final composite product.  


Participation fees

Early bird discount of 10% for registrations made before August 30, 2018

Basic registration fees:

  • entire conference: 400 euro
    2/10/2018: 300 euro
    3/10/2018: 200 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

Reduced fees for:

  • Centexbel members and partner members, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors

    entire conference: 360 euro
    2/10/2018: 270 euro
    3/20/2018: 180 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Conference speakers

    entire conference: 200 euro
    2/10/2018: 150 euro
    3/10/2018: 100 euro
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Centexbel member conference speakers

    conference attendance: free of charge
    conference dinner: 60 euro

  • Students

    conference attendance: cost recovery rates
    please contact Mrs. Dominique Sacré for more details

  • conference dinner: 60 euro

The registration fee covers attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunches. The conference dinner is not included and has to be ordered separately.

VAT not included in prices. Payment upon reception of invoice.


Your subscription is only valid upon reception of our electronic confirmation. Afterwards you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. The payment of the conference fee has to be made on receipt of invoice and via bank transfer. If on your demand any changes have to be made to the invoice after it has been sent, an administrative cost of 15 euro will be charged for the new invoice. Due to organisational reasons credit cards are not accepted.
Annulments have to be made in writing. If the annulments are made less than 10 days before the start of the conference, no refunding will be made. However, it is allowed that another person replaces you, without any supplementary costs. In that case, please send us the name of your substitute.

Centexbel is an accredited training centre (accreditation no. DV.O101549) allowing Flemish SMEs to participate against a reduced price.


Promote your products and services

The conference organisation offers two promotion packages:

€ 300 promotion package

Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications

€ 800 promotion package

Promotion stand
Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications



The conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • the stands may be installed on October 2, 2018 (morning)
  • table on demand

Sponsorship form

If you're interested in sponsoring our event, fill in the form below. You will receive an invoice including 21% VAT. 

Please provide us with your (high resolution) logo, website url and short description of your activities (promo text).

Conference language


Hotel bookings

Park Inn Radisson

The Park Inn Radison in Bierset offers special rates for participants of the conference. Please note that Centexbel does not intervene and that you have to make your own reservations.

Hotel reservation form

Conference secretariat

Mrs. Dominique Sacré
Phone: +32 4 296 82 00

Matchmaking event



Park Inn Radisson conference room

Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport

Rue De L'aéroport 14

4460 Hollogne-aux-Pierres


Composite materials - Brochure