GOCarbonFibre 2017 confirmed to take place in Munich, Germany from 10-12 October 2017

Smithers Rapra’s 21st annual conference dedicated 100% to carbon fibre will again unite the industry

LEATHERHEAD, UK 5th April 2017 – More than 100 key stakeholders from across the carbon fibre and composites supply chain will convene in Munich, Germany from 10-12 October 2017 for the 21st annual Global Outlook for Carbon Fibre conference.

Smithers Rapra have been organising the world renowned GOCarbonFibre conference for over 20 years. As the only conference focused 100% on carbon fibre, the conference provides a unique global forum for carbon fibre manufacturers, composite industry executives, technologists and new entrants to receive a comprehensive update on the outlook for growth, supply and demand, the latest applications and recycling and re-use of carbon fibres.

In 2016, attendees included Boeing, Airbus Defence & Space, BMW, Nissan, ELG Carbon Fibre, SGL, Toho Tenax, Green Alliance, University of Nottingham and many more.

“GOCarbonFibre is a unique, high quality conference with high calibre speakers and an intimate feel. The 2016 conference was up to the usual high standard of organisation and enabled results-orientated networking and technical exchange opportunities” – D. Buckmaster, Carbon Nexus.

The 2017 programme will again focus on a number of hot topics including end user applications, alternative PAN and precursor applications, sustainable materials and methods, the role of recycling, novel approaches to composites manufacturing, new technologies for carbon fibre production, circular economy opportunities and much more.

Those who are interested in presenting at the 2017 conference are invited to submit a proposal online at http://www.gocarbonfibre.com/event-agenda/present before Friday 28th April.

This year’s conference also features two exciting pre-conference activities; a site visit to BMW’s Group Werk Landshut plant and a workshop on ‘How to design and build a carbon fibre line’. Both activities take place before the conference on Tuesday 10th October.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available.  For more information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please download the sponsorshop or exhibition guide or contact Paul Adam, Business Development Manager at padam@smithers.com.

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About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is a global leader in rubber, plastics and polymer testing, consulting services, conferences, training, publications and market reports focused mainly on the tire, industrial, automotive, consumer and medical industries. For more information, please visit www.smithersrapra.com.