Two speakers added to CompositesWorld Investment Forum

Steve Roesner of Quatro Composites, and Robert Stratton of Stratton Composite Solutions, will speak at CompositesWorld's Investment Forum, Oct. 17-18 in Dallas, Texas, co-located with SAMPE Tech 2011.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced the addition of two more speakers to the agenda for its fourth Investment Forum, "Investing in and Growing Advanced Materials Businesses – from Start-up through Maturity."

Steve Roesner, president and CEO of Quatro Composites, will give a talk entitled, "Concept to Conquest: Breaking Through in the Competitive and Complex Advanced Composites Industry." In his presentation, Roesner will describe how to assess your business’s current position in the advanced composites market, reach agreement among the principles on the business’s desired end state or position in the market and then take the necessary steps to act upon the appropriate path forward with action plans — adjusting course when market changes affect your best laid plans.

Robert Stratton, a principle of Stratton Composite Solutions, will present "Strategic Partnering Strategies of Composite Technology Investors Business Model." In this model, the investors are partners with composites engineering and management and become actively involved in the new companies as technical, management and marketing resources.

This year’s event is co-located in Fort Worth, Texas, with SAMPE Tech 2011, Oct. 17-18. The Investment Forum will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The co-chairs for this year’s conference are Michael S. Del Pero, vice president at FocalPoint Partners LLC and Steve Speak, president of Steve Speak Coaching and Consulting.

There is still time to register, but the discounted hotel rate expires on Oct. 5. To register, book the hotel, or see the agenda, visit .