23 July 2013
23 July 2013
Organisers of this year’s Composites Engineering Show, being heldat the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will again work in close partnership with headline media partner NetComposites in its two day open conference programme.
Building on the success of its record attendance at the 2012 event, NetComposites will host five hours of technology sessionsover the two days, addressing some of the most crucial areas of composites materials, design & manufacturing.
Utilising individual contributions from leading expert sources across the industry, the NetComposites-hosted technology sessions will address the themes of ‘Thermoplastics’ , ‘Biocomposites’, ‘Nanocomposites’, ‘Non-Destructive Testing of Composites’ and ‘Composites Sustainability & Recycling’.
Ian Stone, Event Organiser for the annual Composites Engineering Show comments, “Technology transfer, education and business intelligence are at the heart of the event through the continuously running conference programmes, allowing all attendees to tap into expert contributions and get to grips with the very latest industry trends & innovations. Our partnership with NetComposites represents a crucial component of this aspect, providing annual ‘must attend’ content stream sourced from an expert industry-wide contributor base”
Commenting on this year’s’ NetComposites hosted programme, Joe Carruthers, Managing Director of NetComposites said, “After the success of the forums at last year’s show, we are delighted to be involved again in 2013. We have some excellent speakers lined up who will be addressing some of the industry’s most topical and challenging issues.”
The 2013 Composites Engineering Show will operate two parallel open conference auditoriums this year, making this the most comprehensive free-to-attend conference programme since the shows launch in 2010.
The composites open conference sessions will cover everything from latest-industry trends, industry collaborations and infrastructure, materials, design and processing innovations, plus case study insight into composites challenges and applications across aerospace, automotive, construction and other key sectors.
Full 2013 open conference programme details will be posted from September 1st on the Composites Engineering Show website.
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