World PM2010 Congress & Exhibition LogoDate:
10 - 14 October 2010

Florence, Italy

Technical Programme Committee Chairman:
Professor Mario Rosso, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Congress Chairmen:
Professor Alberto Molinari, University of Trento
Mr Alessandro Pasetti, Pometon SpA

The historic city of Florence was the home of this year’s PM World Congress organised and hosted by the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA). A truly international event it included delegates from some 49 countries in all regions including the Far East, Africa and the Americas. Its appeal meant that it attracted nearly 500 Oral and Poster presentations and some 1300 participants.

The event also included a sellout exhibition with 130 stands covering companies from all parts of the PM supply chain. Jonathan Wroe, EPMA Executive Director said “Florence has proved to be an excellent venue for this truly global event and helped to showcase the recovery that is taking place in our industry”.

During the Congress plenary session EPMA President Mr Ingo Cremer presented the EPMA Distinguished Service Awards for 2010 to Professor Paul Beiss and Mr Peter Brewin. In addition EPMA Thesis awards were presented to Dr Claas Bierwisch of Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials  in Freiburg, Germany and Miss Ilaria Fornoof the Politecnico Torino in Italy.

The Congress Gala Dinner at the renowned Palazzo Corsini with its wonderful views of the River Arno provided a suitable finale to a dynamic and productive Conference and Exhibition.

Fortezza da Basso Congress Centre, Florence, Italy
World PM2010 Exhibition
World PM2010 Plenary Session
World PM2010 Co-Chairman - Professor Alberto Molinari, University of Trento
World PM2010 Co-Chairman - Mr Alessandro Pasetti, Pometon SpA
EPMA President Mr Ingo Cremer
President of JPMA
President of MPIF - Mr Michael Lutheran
EPMA’s Executive Director – Jonathan Wroe
Plenary speaker Dr Stefano Maggi – Fiat Group Automobiles

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