Investment Forum emphasizes composites growth strategies

The CompositesWorld Investment Forum, March 15-16, 2010, will emphasize composites company growth strategies and upcoming M&A activity.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, announces the third CompositesWorld Investment Forum will be held March 15-16, 2010, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. The chair for this year’s conference is Michael S. Del Pero, Vice President — Plastics, Composites, & Advanced Materials — McGladrey Capital Markets LLC.

Del Pero will also give a presentation on March 16, titled, "Defining a Corporate Growth and Capital Markets Strategy in the Global Composites Industry." Topics to be discussed during this presentation include:

  • Organic growth and diversification factors to consider in preparation for a capital markets event
  • Analyzing the corporate life cycle and identifying the optimal time to sell, acquire, divest, merge, raise capital, etc…
  • Assessment of past, present, and future M&A trends relating to the composites industry
  • Considering the Options: A review of strategic alternatives available to middle market companies
Immediately following Del Pero’s presentation, there will be a panel made up of investment professionals discussing the latest M&A activity and the current investment climate for composites.

To view the full agenda, register and book your hotel room, go to Please note that the early bird deadline is Feb. 22 to receive a discount on your hotel room. Register soon.

This international conference is designed for executives from leading composite industry suppliers, industry analysts, investment bankers, and industry end users to discuss challenges and opportunities for composite materials in markets such as commercial aircraft and renewable energy applications, like wind blades, including various strategies that companies in the composites industry may look to observe in light of today’s pressing economic challenges. Throughout the conference, attendees will enjoy numerous networking opportunities at catered receptions, roundtable luncheons, and refreshment breaks.

To view the full agenda, register and book your hotel room, go to or contact Ralph Jessie, conference manager, at; by phone at +1 207-221-6602; or by fax at +1 207-221-5848.