CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, announces the third CompositesWorld Investment Forum will be held March 15-16, 2009, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. The Chair for this year’s conference is Michael S. Del Pero, Vice President — Plastics, Composites, & Advanced Materials — McGladrey Capital Markets LLC.
More than 100 marketing executives, business development specialists, investment analysts and composite industry experts will explore the global and regional outlook for composite materials in commercial aviation, sporting goods, wind energy, construction and infrastructure, CNG and hydrogen storage tanks and marine and automotive applications. Discussions will focus on economic forces impacting these markets, such as the recession, high energy costs and global warming, and how composite companies can profit from these forces and increase market share over traditional materials like steel, aluminum and concrete. Presentations will include supply and demand forecasts, how investment in advanced automation production processes are helping composite materials penetrate these markets, and what the current and future merger and acquisition activity forecasts are for the industry.
Throughout the conference, attendees will enjoy numerous networking opportunities at catered receptions, roundtable luncheons, and refreshment breaks.
CompositesWorld, with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and Yarmouth, Maine, is a provider of information to the composites industry through High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as its CompositesWorld weekly newsletter, conferences and trade shows and its website, www.compositesworld.com.