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25 February 2020

Euro PM2020 Congress & Exhibition – Looks forward to Lisbon

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European Powder Metallurgy Association’s (EPMA) annual Euro PM Congress & Exhibition, will be for the first time, taking place in Portugal, in its capital city, Lisbon, 4-7 October 2020.

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Euro PM2020 Congress has recorded some 340 abstracts provided by the Powder Metallurgy community. Additive Manufacturing (AM) will be well represented with sessions on AM Technologies, Properties, Powders & Special Materials and Post Processing aspects. This is in addition to the typical powder metal (PM) sectors Hard Materials, Hot Isostatic Pressing, Metal Injection Moulding and conventional Press & Sinter technical papers. New for 2020 will be technical sessions covering Environment and Sustainability, with an enhanced focus on applications. This will make for a full topic event, which will help to attract attendees from all the related powder metallurgy sectors.

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Lisbon will make for a superb location for this year’s Euro PM2020 Congress & Exhibition annual PM industry meeting, in Europe’s western-most capital city. Lisbon is a major centre for oil refineries, textiles, shipyards, fishing and more recently becoming a much sought after tourism destination. The ‘blue city or city of light’, refers to Lisbon enjoying over 290 days of sunshine a year and a pleasant Mediterranean climate for most of the year. In addition to the appealing climate, the city contains two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, as well as a plethora of architecture, from Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern, which can be found all over the locality. The city is crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares, with the city centre easily walkable. Accessing the city centre from the Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL) is made easy via the good transport links, from buses, trams, taxi’s, a network of electric scooters and a metro. All of this helps get you to see all that Lisbon has to offer.

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Lisbon is home to numerous prominent museums and art collections, from all around the world. The National Museum of Ancient Art, which has one of the largest art collections in the world, and the National Coach Museum, which has the world's largest collection of royal coaches and carriages, are the two most visited museums in the city. Other notable national museums include the National Museum of Archaeology, the Museum of Lisbon, the National Azulejo Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum of Natural History & Science. A prominent monument within the city is the monument to Christ the King (Cristo-Rei), which stands on the southern bank of the Tagus River, in Almada. Its open arms overlook the whole city, with it resembling the Corcovado monument in Rio de Janeiro. Another Lisbon landmark is the ‘25 de Abril Bridge’, inaugurated (as Ponte Salazar) on 6 August 1966, and later renamed after the date of the Carnation Revolution and resembles the Golden Gate suspension bridge in San Francisco.

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The Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL) is the location for the 28th Euro PM Congress & Exhibition series event and is a modern congress centre, located a short distance from the city centre, and will feature a world class powder metallurgy technical programme and a purpose-built industry orientated exhibition. The 3-day event will bring together the PM industry and associated sectors to develop their ideas, discuss new projects and network with industry colleagues.  The technical sessions will take place within the centre, making for easy access to the exhibition, registration and catering areas.

This year’s Euro PM Exhibition will, once again, represent all areas of the PM industry supply chain, from raw material suppliers, through to equipment manufacturers and ancillary service companies. Over 70% of the exhibition space has already been reserved, making it one of the largest dedicated powder metal industry exhibitions in Europe in 2020!

For further details on this year’s Euro PM2020 Congress & Exhibition, to book an exhibition stand or to join the mailing list, or to stay up-to-date with this year’s event, please visit www.europm2020.com or follow us on Twitter @Euro_PM

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