Composites Investment Forum scheduled

The second COMPOSITESWORLD Investment Forum will be held Feb. 26-27, 2009, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, N.Y. Speaker recruitment is underway.

COMPOSITESWORLD, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that the second COMPOSITESWORLD Investment Forum will be held Feb. 26-27, 2009, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, N.Y. This international conference is designed for executives from leading composite industry suppliers, industry analysts, investment bankers, and industry end users to discuss opportunities for composite materials in projected high-growth markets, such as commercial aircraft and renewable energy applications, like wind blades.

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 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, cost models for carbon and glass fiber plants and how investment in advanced automation production processes are helping composite materials penetrate these markets.

Throughout the conference, attendees will enjoy numerous networking opportunities at catered receptions, roundtable luncheons, and refreshment breaks.

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 e-newsletter and its website, www.compositesworld.com.

Speaker recruitment is underway. For more information on the conference or to submit a topic for consideration, please contact Scott Stephenson, Conference Director, by e-mail at scott@compositesworld.com; by phone at 207-221-6602; or by fax at 207-221-5848.