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New Networking Opportunities at PM Conferences

POWDERMET2018From attendees to exhibitors or from speakers to students, networking is one of the most important functions of a conference. POWDERMET2018, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, June 17–20, 2018, is gearing up to host several exciting new opportunities for attendees, opportunities that include attendees of the co-located conference AMPM2018, Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with powder metallurgy (PM) researchers, students, exhibitors, and more.

NEW—Grant TNT: Talk ‘N Technology

Located in the exhibit hall during non-compete time, the 40 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant recipients and the 4 CPMT/Axel Madsen Conference Grant recipients will present a 10-minute synopsis of their posters. Stop by and listen as the future of the PM industry presents their research. Students will also have resumes posted on the Student Resume Board and on the conference phone app.

NEW—PM Evening Alehouse

Enjoy 90 minutes of exhibitor networking during the first PM Evening Alehouse reception. Tour the exhibit hall during this special non-compete time with a cold beer in hand! Sponsored by the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association, this new event provides extra time for attendees to devote to the largest tradeshow in North American on PM, particulate materials, and metal additive manufacturing. With over 100 booths, this international marketplace is your best opportunity to meet with top-tier companies featuring the latest PM equipment, powders, products, and services all in one place.

Closing Event—Boots and Blue Jeans: A Texas BBQ

For the first time, AMPM2018 full conference registrants will have the Closing Event included in their registration package. Grab your cowboy boots, put on a pair of blue jeans, and join the PM industry for this one-of-a-kind Texas BBQ.

NEW—Extended Exhibit Hall Hours

Open for over 12 hours, this year’s hall includes nearly 7 hours of non-compete time!

Conference networking opportunities provide attendees with a way to connect with colleagues, customers, researchers, and students. Utilize these informal social events to seek out speakers or exhibitors to ask questions and meet with rising talent to fill internships and bring new talent into the industry. Gain customers, suppliers, colleagues, or mentors.

The advance rate deadline is quickly approaching, so make sure you register by May 4 to ensure that you receive the lowest possible rate.

Visit POWDERMET2018.org for the full program and registration.

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