Carbon Fiber 2008 on pace for strong turnout

Registration is on pace for 140 to attend Carbon Fiber 2008, Dec. 8-10, 2008, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel in Charleston, S.C.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that with four weeks remaining, registration is on track to match last year's event. This year’s conference will be held Dec. 8-10, 2008, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Co-chairs for this year’s conference are Peter W. Oswald, vice president of sales & marketing at Toho Tenax America, and Anthony (Tony) Roberts, AJR Consultant LLC.

“To date, more than 80 key executives from 57 organizations registered to date and four weeks to go, we are on a pace to reach an attendance of around 140,” said Scott Stephenson, conference director.

This international conference is designed for executives from leading fiber suppliers, end users, fiber converters, prepreggers, and composites parts manufacturers to discuss the current supply and demand situation for carbon fiber as well as the future prospect for growth of new carbon fiber composite applications.

In addition, there will be two pre-conference seminars on Dec. 8. In the morning, "The Outlook for Composites in Commercial Aircraft Structures and Interiors," will be presented by Chris Red, editor and vice president of Market Research for Composite Market Reports. The afternoon session will be: "When and Where Will Carbon Fiber Be Used?" presented by Tony Roberts, principal, AJR Consultant, LLC and Chris Levan, manager of Technical Services, Carbon Fiber Solutions.

For more information on the conference or to register, visit or contact Ralph Jessie, conference manager, by e-mail at; by phone at (207) 221-6603; or by fax at (207) 221-5848.

CompositesWorld, with offices in Wheat Ridge, Colo., 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 and its website