CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that the agenda is set for the Carbon Fiber 2009 conference, Dec. 9-11, 2009, at the new Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on the water in downtown San Diego. Co-chairs for this year’s conference are Tom Lemire, western regional manager of Toho Tenax America (Rockwood, Tenn., USA) and and Anthony (Tony) Roberts, AJR Consultant LLC (Lake Elsinore, Calif., USA).
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.
More than 145 marketing executives, business development specialists, technical directors and industry analysts attended last year’s event in Charleston, S.C. This year’s keynote presentations are:
--"Will Composite Materials Be Attractive for the Next Generation Narrow-body Aircraft?," by Jens Hinrichsen, president, Aerospace Advisory Group LLC, formerly Chief Engineer Airbus
--"Carbon Fiber Composites Research and Development at Automobili Lamborghini," by Maurizio Reggiani, vice president of R&D and CTO, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., and Paolo Feraboli, professor and director of the Automobili Lamborghini Composites Laboratory, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington
In addition, there will be two pre-conference seminars on Dec. 9. In the morning, "Carbon Fiber for Tomorrow – A Review of Current Technologies and the Path to Widespread Industrial Growth," will be presented by David Warren, program manager for Transportation Materials, along with a team of instructors from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The afternoon session will be: "The Opportunities for Carbon Fiber in Current and Emerging Markets," presented by Chris Red, editor and VP of Market Research for Composite Market Reports (Gilbert, Ariz., USA) and Tony Roberts, principal, AJR Consultant, LLC.
For more information on the conference, or to register, visit www.compositesworld.com/cf or contact Ralph Jessie, conference manager, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone at +1 207-221-6603; or by fax at +1 207-221-5848.