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SAMPE and SME to join forces in Salt Lake City.

Press Release Summary:

March 26, 2010 - For the first time, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers' Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held in conjunction with SME's Tooling for Composites Conference and Exhibition. Joint trade show will take place at Salt Palace Convention Center on Oct 12-13, 2010. Combining these two events will provide each event's traditional attendee with access to exhibitors and conference programs they may not otherwise have attended.

Original Press Release

SAMPE and SME to Join Forces in Salt Lake City with Two Composites Conferences and Exhibitions

Press release date: March 23, 2010

DEARBORN, Mich., - The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers (SAMPE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will bring two traditional fall conferences and exhibitions to Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time, SAMPE's Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition will be held at the same time as SME's Tooling for Composites Conference and Exhibition. The joint trade show will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center on October 12-13, 2010. "As both are highly regarded technical societies, I am pleased to announce this co-location in a city that my company is pleased to call home," said Steven Rodgers, SAMPE President and Research Director at ITT, Salt Lake City. "Our exhibitors will appreciate the opportunity to reach two very different yet related communities." Last fall the SAMPE show was the largest in the organization's history with over 123 exhibitors and 1,300 attendees. The SME event was last held as a stand alone in 2008 with 50 exhibitors. Combining these two events will provide each event's traditional attendee with access to exhibitors and conference programs they may not otherwise have attended. In doing so, the co-location is paving the way for the possibility of current technologies being used in new ways. The SME Tooling for Composites Conference will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday, October 12 - 13, 2010. The SAMPE Fall Technical Conference will be held on Monday-Thursday, October 11 - 14, 2010. All events will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center. About SME:
Founded in 1932, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, oil and gas and alternative energy. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide. About SAMPE:
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineers is a global technical society of nearly 5,000 members based in Covina, CA. SAMPE is the information source for information on new materials and processing technologies via its chapter presentations, journals, seminars, conferences and exhibitions. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, designers and academicians. The SAMPE Fall Technical Conference is being organized by SAMPE's Utah Chapter. If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail communications@sme.org, or Fax: (313) 425-3403

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