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Sunday, June 28

Opening General Session & Industry Awards

Sunday, June 28
8:00–10:15 a.m.
0800–1015

This conference opening session will feature welcome comments from MPIF Executive Director/CEO James P. Adams and MPIF President Dean Howard, PMT. 

Additionally, key industry individuals identified to receive major industry awards will be recognized, among them APMI's newest Fellow, Thomas W. Pelletiers II, and MPIF's fourth Kempton H. Roll Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Randall M. German, FAPMI.

Keynote Presentation

AUTOMOTIVE POWDER METAL OUTLOOK

Edwin PopeEdwin Pope
Principal Analyst
IHS Markit

From market-level volume impacts to powertrain and electrification trends, the outlook of the automotive industry and the potential cascading effects are numerous to the powder metal supply chain. Outlooks & trends discussed will include: Global automotive market, propulsion system design, transmission design, electrification, and metal 3D printing within the automotive sector.

Tuesday, June 30

General Session: Global Industry Trends

Sponsored by: AP&C, a GE Additive Company

Sponsored by: Rio Tinto Metal Powders

Tuesday, June 30
8:00–9:00 a.m.
0800–0900

A regional review of the PM Industry in North America, Europe and Asia This session will focus on industry business conditions, technology trends, and markets for powder metallurgy and particulate materials. Presentations provided by the World Congress tripartite sponsoring organizations—Metal Powder Industries Federation, European Powder Metallurgy Association, and Asian Powder Metallurgy Association

World Congress Tripartite Organization Speakers


Dean Howard

North America
Dean Howard, PMT
MPIF President
North American Höganäs Co.

Dean Howard

Europe
Ralf Carlstrom
EPMA President
Höganäs AB

Chiu Lung Chu

Asia
Chiu Lung Chu
APMA President
Porite Taiwan Co. Ltd.