Investment Forum early bird deadline is near

Early bird deadline for the CompositesWorld Investment Forum 2009, Feb. 26-27 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, N.Y., is Friday, Feb. 6. Discounted rooms available until Feb. 4.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced the extension of the early bird deadline for its Investment Forum 2009, which will be held Feb. 26-27, 2009, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, N.Y.

The new early bird deadline is Feb. 6, and cost of the conference up to that date is $1,395. Cost after that is $1,495. The academic/government rate is $895. In addition, the hotel room rate has been reduced to $225 per night and is available to attendees who make their reservations by Feb. 4, 2009. To reserve your room, visit

The CompositesWorld Investment Forum 2009 will examine several key composite industry sectors (including aerospace, defense and energy) and the enabling technologies that are and will be used to help composites penetrate these markets. Numerous catered networking opportunities will be hosted during the event. Attendees will leave with a clear picture of the current state of the aforementioned markets, recent products developments and market opportunities, as well as with valuable new contacts in these markets.

Co-chairs for this year’s Investment Forum are Mark C. Agosto, managing director at McGladrey Capital Markets LLC, and Kevin Michaels, principal at AeroStrategy LLC. The keynote address, “A New Era for Advanced Composites,” will be presented by Andrew Moss, chief operating officer of Umeco plc. The conference will conclude with a private equity group panel discussion on investment: "Outlook and M&A Prospects for the Composites Industry." Panelists, each of whom have been involved in an acquisition, merger or divestiture of a composites company, include Lindsay Aspergren, co-founder of North Coast Technology Investors LP, Elizabeth Burgess, partner at Altus Capital Partners, Jay Ferguson, managing partner at Vicente Capital Partners, Ted H. Kramer, partner at Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Inc., and Michael Toporek, managing general partner at Brookstone Partners.

For more information on the conference or to register, visit or contact Ralph Jessie, conference manager, by e-mail at, by phone at +1 207-221-6603 or by fax at +1 207-221-5848.