SAMPE Europe 2012 preview
A short walk from the Paris Expo, the European branch of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) will host its 33rd SAMPE Europe Conference and Forum (SEICO 12) at Hotel Mercure, Paris Porte de Versailles, Vanves.
As it did during the recent recession, the event will begin a day earlier than the nearby JEC Europe 2012 conference and exhibition (see article on opposite page), on March 26, and the previously three-day conference will be packed into two days, ending on the afternoon of March 27. The schedule will permit SEICO attendees up to two full days at the JEC Europe venue without missing any SAMPE conference sessions. As always, SAMPE Europe attendees can use their SEICO 12 badges to gain free access to the JEC Europe show. A free bus shuttle service will operate on Tuesday, March 27 between Hotel Mercure and the main entrance of the JEC Europe exhibit hall at the Paris Expo from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In addition to the keynote speakers and plenary session devoted to the Airbus A400M military transport’s composites programs, and the technical sessions (see “SAMPE Europe at a Glance”), SEICO 12 will offer a number of perks. A Welcome Reception will be held the evening before the conference, on Sunday, March 25, at Hotel Mercure in the atrium outside the hotel conference rooms. Conference attendees who arrive early can participate in the reception, where finger food and drinks will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments and meals will be catered for the entire event, including a Welcome Coffee on both mornings, a buffet luncheon at the hotel restaurant (a voucher will be proved by SAMPE) and afternoon breaks. Each attendee of SEICO 12 will receive a complimentary copy the Proceedings of SEICO 12, in English on CD. Additional copies may be purchased during the conference at a special price of €70 each.