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Innovation to Commercialisation' is Theme for New Composites Event

15 July 2005

The detailed conference programme for Composites Europe 2005, designed to follow the process of turning innovative ideas into commercial applications, has been published.

The programme for event will provide an industry-wide focus for the effective transfer of research into commercial products and applications. In this regard, the conference is unique in drawing together academia, researchers, industry and support organisations in an unparalleled forum for composites technology transfer, and it breaks new ground by presenting the best quality research and technical innovations alongside detailed case studies for exploiting commercial opportunities.

The event will be held on 6-7 October 2005, at the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The full programme, together with details on registration and accommodation for this exciting new event, are now available on the conference website at www.compositeseurope.com.

The event is structured to mirror the development cycle, with 4 sequential sessions covering innovative research, applied development, industrial application and commercial exploitation. Keynote presentations by major industry figures from Europe and the US will set the scene for each of the sessions, covering future developments, current applications and competitiveness:

- Prof Jan-Anders Manson, EPFL, Switzerland
- Prof Ian Ward, P Hine, University of Leeds, and Derek Riley, Propex Fabrics, Germany
- Russ Maguire, Boeing, USA
- Colin Coulson-Thomas, Adaptation Ltd / University of Luton, UK

A comprehensive exhibition will run alongside the two-day event and there are also opportunities for sponsorship of the conference.

Potential delegates are encouraged to take advantage of reduced registration fees by booking before 10 August 2005. For further information contact the conference organiser, Dr Sue Halliwell at NetComposites.