17 December 2006
17 December 2006
In 2007, the AVK (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) will again hold its annual International Conference within the framework of Composites Europe which will take place from November 6th to 8th in Stuttgart.
For the first time, AVK organised its 9th International AVK Conference to be held at the start of this European trade fair for fibre composites which had its successful premiere at the Essen venue in September. Now, the AVK has again decided on Composites Europe as the venue for its conference.
The 9th International AVK Conference took place from September 19th to 20th at the Congress Center Süd of the Essen Fairgrounds. 480 AVK conference participants could catch up on the latest results and technical innovations in the fields of, among others, European markets, raw material resources, transport and natural fibres.
“The AVK Conference and Composites Europe are a strong network“, said the AVK executive board. “The link-up of the conference with the trade fair in September has already shown that together we can be successful if we pool resources.” A total of more than 200 exhibitors and 4,000 international visitors are expected.
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