Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ Category

L-3 Communications Corporation: Defense Manufacturing in the Future

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Bruce Weinberg, a speaker at the marcus evans Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit 2011, on creating an environment of continuous improvement.

Interview with: Bruce Weinberg, Vice President Operations, L-3 Communications Corporation

Hollywood, FL, USA December 9, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aerospace and defense manufacturers need to provide change at much higher speeds as the industry heads towards downsizing, says Bruce Weinberg, Vice President – Operations at L-3 Communications Corporation. They must look internally to create an environment of continuous improvement. A speaker at the marcus evans Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit 2011 in Hollywood, Florida, February 9-11, Weinberg shares his thoughts on creating efficiencies, production optimization and growth areas in the industry today.

What does the future hold for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry?

Bruce Weinberg: The biggest challenge for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry today is creating an environment of continuous improvement whilst experiencing downsizing. While our businesses shrink, we have to keep our eyes on improving, sustaining that improvement and improving the overall cost and quality of products. Our customer base is unique – soldiers depend on our products with their lives. We must focus not just on what we can do from a product perspective but also look at our internal processes; sustainability is going to be the key with the restructuring of budgets that will take place.

What strategies for creating efficiencies would you recommend?

Bruce Weinberg: We have many tools available to address industry challenges. Six Sigma Solutions are great tools for achieving the improvements that are needed.

When we talk about implementing Lean Six Sigma, many people think of Kaizen Events and Value Stream Mapping. However, processes for in-house audits and ownership also need further development. To maintain the higher levels of achievement realized through Six Sigma, everyone has to understand why in-house audits are necessary. Sustainment is the key challenge, yet it is also the key for improvement.

We should evaluate all processes and take advantage of all available technologies. Technology changes so quickly that manufacturing directors have to recognize the speed in which they are able to provide change. I like referring to the McDonald’s philosophy, where customers pull up to one window to place an order and go to the next window to pick it up. We need to deliver innovative products at the speed that McDonald’s has been able to. We can learn how to do this better.

Where are the areas for growth in this industry?

Bruce Weinberg: There are many new technologies available to improve both products and manufacturing processes. It is about knowing your customers and their needs, and pulling the right mix of technologies for the business base.

The defense world will be facing lower volumes of sales for several years, therefore niche products that address industry issues will be key now and in the future to come.

Author: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit 2011

This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA February 9-11, 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on exploring growth areas, mitigating the threat of counterfeit products and RoHS compliance.

For more information please send an email to news@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.aerospacedefensesummit.com/media_GTM_bw

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Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit http://www.aerospacedefensesummit.com/

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Adapting to a New Reality: The Impact of the Health Care Reform on Medical Device Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Thomas Novelli, the Chairman of the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2010, talks about improving efficiency and preparing for upcoming changes in the industry.

Interview with: Thomas Novelli, Vice President of Government Affairs, Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Hollywood, FL, September 16, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The medical device manufacturing industry needs to find ways of cutting costs and minimizing the impact of future excise taxes that the Health Care Reform will bring about, advises Thomas Novelli, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. The Chairman of the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2010 taking place in Hollywood, Florida, December 5-7, Novelli discusses the need for cost cutting and where the opportunities for leaner production may lie.

What are some of the upcoming changes that medical device manufacturers should be prepared for?

Thomas Novelli: In the next few years, medical device manufacturing executives will have to adapt to the changes made in the new healthcare laws. One issue that will directly impact them is the 2.3 percent excise tax, therefore they will need to find ways to minimize this effect.

Looking forward, executives have to find much leaner production methods, cutting costs where possible. For example, they can look at their supply chain management systems. They should be finding more efficient approaches, minimizing distribution delays and executing high-quality manufacturing practices, such as six-sigma.

What long-term strategies would you suggest?

Thomas Novelli: In supply chain management systems, mid-sized companies are not as efficient as they could be. It is essential for them to look at the best practices in the industry – this could be industry leaders, or small companies like themselves. By looking at these practices, they can learn what they need to do to improve their Just-in-Time strategies and make sure that the product lifecycle process is being implemented and utilized to its fullest potential.

Medical device manufacturers should also be aware of new disclosure requirements. The law provisions require device manufacturers to disclose the payments that they make. In addition, they need to be prepared for the research division of the litigation, as a private public entity called The Patient’s Centre of Malcolm’s Research Institute will start to guide pairs within the healthcare system, such as Medicare and Medicate, and provide them with evidence on medical interventions, drugs, devices, and more. My advice is: target equipment gain, as technology is always moving forward, and the appropriate evidence is going to help you not only secure regulatory purpose problems, but reimbursement as well.

How can innovation in medical device manufacturing be enhanced?

Thomas Novelli: In order for innovation to take place, there has to be a favorable environment. The medical device industry is different from the pharmaceutical industry, in the sense that most of the innovation takes place in small or mid-sized companies. These smaller companies are developing innovative technologies and commercializing them themselves, or being acquired by larger corporations.

To have a favorable regulatory and legislative environment, there must be a clearly proven medical technology. In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become less predictable and timely for device application approval with the agency. This has led to a back-up of applications and venture capitalists who have invested in these companies and are choosing to stop due to problems they are seeing in the FDA. In order for investors to continue to invest and promote innovation, this situation must be resolved.

Contact: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Fall 2010

This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, December 5-7, 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on lean manufacturing, supply chain and risk management, and staying ahead of FDA regulations.

For more information please send an email to Jana Urbanovska at news@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at http://www.medicalmanufacturingsummit.com/media_GTM_tn

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit http://www.marcusevans.com

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Product Development Planning

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Christian Haller from MPR Product Development, a solution provider at the marcus evans Medical Device R&D Summit 2010, shares his thoughts on the most effective product development planning strategies.

Interview with: Christian Haller, Director MPR Product Development

Las Vegas, NV, July 2, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Medical device Research and Development (R&D) directors very often come up with brilliant product ideas but do not necessarily plan the development process properly, according to Christian Haller, Director MPR Product Development. They end up spending substantially more time and money developing a product than they really need to. A solution provider at the marcus evans Medical Device R&D Summit 2010 taking place in June 20-22, Haller discusses best practices for product development and risk management.

What long-term strategies and best practices would you recommend?

Christian Haller: One of our primary approaches is to manage risks; not only technical risks but product and development risks, such as marketing, reimbursement, and regulatory approval. In our experience, many companies do not put sufficient effort upfront into planning out a detailed vision of what the product is, how it is going to be used and paid for, the business case of the product from the buyer’s point of view, and the user experience. While mostly everyone gets around to these activities, much time and effort can be saved by spending more time up front on these issues.

Medical device R&D directors should take more time planning, talking to potential users to find out what they really want from the product, and identifying how the product fits into the business model, not only as a manufacturer but how it fits into the consumers’ business model. They need to focus on the final outcome as early on as possible. This will mean fewer changes in the development process. Very often, people come up with an initial idea but do not think through all of these issues and they have to continually redefine the image of the product. They spend more time re-developing the product and as a result, substantially more money than they really need to.

These strategies also help in decreasing the time to market. We have reduced our average time of filing very complex devices to a year or just under. Compared to industry averages, we are proud of this metric. Of course, you cannot guarantee how long the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will take to approve a product, but planning upfront and a proactive approach with the FDA helps speed things up.

What challenges are medical device R&D directors in North America facing?

Christian Haller: The market is focused on coming up with new products with fewer resources. Many companies are cutting R&D budgets ahead of the taxes on medical devices, which will be imposed by the Health Care Reform Bill. People will have to keep doing more with less, in addition to having to come up with products that work better in order to be approved for use by the Bill.

There are also significant modifications to the FDA rules which we are not used to; there are many unknowns in that regard. From our experience, it is important to take a cooperative and proactive approach with regulators. R&D directors should spend a lot of time on due diligence and determining the best regulatory strategies, going to the FDA with their plans, defining their own recommended regulatory path and working to build consensus upfront. You have to be your own advocate with the FDA. Talk early and talk often, is what we tell to our clients.

How can the product lifecycle be extended?

Christian Haller: In the effort to get to the market quicker, we advise clients not to add too many features that are not absolutely essential. We have found that one of the best ways to extend the lifecycle of a product is to define the architecture of the device, so that additional features and applications can be added cost effectively later on. By defining the architecture appropriately, you enable the ability to refresh the product at a later stage.

When outsourcing parts of the R&D process, how can manufacturers ensure everything is in sync?

Christian Haller: Firstly, they need a detailed written plan from all solution providers that covers the entire development process. When we start a project, we give the client a very detailed plan covering all the stages of the project, all the deliverables and activities defined, with a detailed listing of what will and will not be included. It is important to communicate that effectively. Everything should be written down, from beginning to end. The two parties have to reach complete agreement on the plan and the review process before starting.

Secondly, the parties have to establish regular scheduled meetings, perhaps once a week either in person or via teleconference, to walk through the status of the job.

Thirdly, it is necessary to have a team at the outsourced end that is dedicated, and a project manager who is constantly in contact with the client, who will oversee the project from beginning to end. The team at the outsourced company should be an extension of the manufacturer’s own development team.

Lastly, the way we see it, it is more efficient to have third party suppliers who can do the entire job. One could hire a software company, an electronics company, and a mechanical design company, but that generally means getting all those different outsourced resources working together harmoniously, often a full time job. Going to a company with a proven track record that is able to do the entire job is key. People will be more motivated to cooperate with each when there are fewer companies involved.

Contact: Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division

About the Medical Device R&D Summit 2010

This unique forum will take place at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 20-22, 2010. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The summit includes presentations on emerging technologies, speeding product development and addressing the challenges of outsourcing.

For more information please send an email to Jana Urbanovska at news@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.medicalrdsummit.com/media_GTM_ch

Please note that the summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.

About marcus evans Summits

marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com

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New Public Enterprises Minister to open Reliability week later this month

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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The importance of planning for crucial maintenance

The newly-appointed Public Enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba will deliver the keynote address on 23 November at the Reliability & Maintenance Week conference and exhibition taking place in Johannesburg. A former ANC Youth League President, minister Gigaba replaced Barbara Hogan during the recent cabinet re-shuffle and before that was deputy minister of Home Affairs.

The importance of planning for crucial maintenance

Tracey-Lee Zurcher, Reliability & Maintenance Week project director, says the industry is looking forward to hearing minister Gigaba’s vision and message. She says: “Addressing Reliability & Maintenance Week will provide the ideal platform for the honorable minister to interact with leading service providers such as Eskom and industrial giants such as Bearing Man Group, Steinmüller, Eaton, Haefely and Pragma as well as the operational contingents from power utilities, municipalities, mines and the petrochemical sector and to hear how they want to tackle South Africa’s challenges in preserving, upgrading and ensuring continuous reliability of physical assets and human resources. Major service providers such as Eskom see the importance of planning for crucial maintenance to ensure reliability and the skills to perform these services.”

Lack of skills a foremost concern

According to Tracey-Lee Zurcher: “Huge business opportunities are in the offing as power utilities, municipalities, mines and the petrochemical sector will be looking to outsource much-needed maintenance contracts to ensure sustained reliability. However, there is also an urgent need for maintenance skills to be transferred, developed and retained in South Africa as the lack of skills is the foremost concern in the engineering sector in South Africa.”

A special seminar, dedicated to addressing the skills shortage in engineering in South Africa, will take place on 22 November.

More industry-leading speakers and experts at Reliability & Maintenance Week include

  • How will the current lack of maintenance affect the African economy in the next 5-10 years? The economist’s perspective.

Chris Hart, Chief Economist, Investment Solutions

  • International keynote for Bearing Man Group: Increase your profit: World class maintenance for world class manufacturing

Thomas Ã…lund, Senior Consultant, Idhammar AB, Sweden

  • Maximising your asset management systems to enhance your business processes

Logan Reddy, Asset Management, Eskom Generation

  • The simple way to understanding the PAS55 standard and incorporating it into your strategy planning

Alan Tait, President, Southern African Asset Management Association

  • The benefits of applying a defined maintenance management system

Sam Mabotja, Divisional Manager – Eskom Maintenance, Steinmuller Engineering Services

  • Managing and understanding risk within an asset management environment

Dean Griffin, Head of Consulting, Pragma

Event website: www.reliabilityweek.co.za
Dates and location: 23-24 November 2010, 22 November is a pre-conference skills workshop. Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa

For interviews please contact:
Communications Manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Email: annemarie.roodbol@clarionevents.com
Phone: +27 21 700 3500 EXT: 3558
Mobile: +27 82 562 7844 (International)
Fax: +27 21 700 3501 (International)

5th Global Chlor-vinyl Markets Conference, Meeting in Istanbul – Turkey, Will Spotlight Bright Spots in Global PVC Markets

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

With Asian led revival of global economy, the prospects for PVC look highly positive. Accounting for over 50% of PVC output, the housing sector has been the driving force behind the PVC market surge. Improving margins is yet to be complemented by steady demand due to regional volatilities. In this scenario, which region has the potential to drive PVC growth and what exactly are the roadblocks for the sector? What are the chances for market recovery in the west? What is driving the PVC market in emerging economies?

CMT’s 5th Global Chlor-Vinyl Markets conference meets in Istanbul-Turkey on 10-11 June 2010 to provide high-level insights for resin producers/traders, plastic additives suppliers, compounders, end-users and technology providers alike to aid them in developing strategic decisions going forward.

The conference will commence with vital updates on the world economic situation and outlook for 2010/11. This will pave the way for key sessions on “Changing Vinyl Trade Patterns” by Nexant Chemsystems and “Challenges Facing the European PVC Industry, and PVC Production Cost Competitveness” shared by Arkema

The 5th Global Chlor-Vinyl Markets will also focus on prospects of PVC markets and trends from leading PVC producers/traders including Formosa Plastics, Arkema, PETKIM Petrokimya, Egyptian Petrochemical, Vinmar International, Market Report Company and DCW Ltd. In addition, CTC Maroc will share the outlook in emerging markets in North & West Africa while Instituto do PVC will provide insights on the demand coming from Brazil’s infrastructure plan & opportunities for “green” PVC. Turkey’s Esen Plastik will address the challenges of PVC materials sourcing from a customer’s perspective. Other regional and domestic markets to be covered include Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, Middle East, Asia, USA, and Brazil. The end-user session at the conference will also include the outlook for plastic pipes and profiles as well as medical applications.

With consumer demanding more environmentally friendly product, will PVC demand be substituted by other “green” products, and how big is the market for “green” PVC? Participants at the conference will receive updates on bio-based plasticizers from Danisco’s Sales Manager for plastic additives, as he discusses technology innovations, major applications and growth trends. ChemOrbis will introduce the e-commerce solutions dedicated for the plastics industry during the conference.

The 5th Global Chlor-Vinyl Markets is attracting participation from leading executives from the chlor-vinyl industry, including traders, producers, shipping & storage companies, EPC companies, plasticizers, stabilizers, additives producers, pipes, profiles, film & sheets, windows, flooring converters/ manufacturers and more. Those keen to gain latest insights on global chlor-vinyl/PVC market outlook should attend the conference in Turkey at www.cmtevents.com. All sponsorship and media partnership enquiries can be sent to Ms. Tan Lee Lin at leelin(at)cmtsp(dot)com(dot)sg.

Visit P-MEC India 2008: South Asia’s Number One Pharmaceutical Machinery and Technology Exhibition

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Today India occupies a significant position in the global pharmaceutical market. India is a country on the rise in every aspect and on every level, located in a region with unparalleled potential. India’s domestic market is expanding and developing rapidly and so are the opportunities within pharmaceutical manufacturing, procurement and technology.

P-MEC India 2008, the Pharmaceutical Machinery and Equipment Convention, will enable trade visitors to meet exhibitors from the Asian market. The event will most definitely be the place to see the latest products and developments within the pharmaceutical industry. In 2007, P-MEC India connected visitors and exhibitors from over 95 countries clearly illustrating the endless networking opportunities presented by this exhibition.

From processing and laboratory equipment to capsule fillers and automation, attendees come to P-MEC actively looking to form business partnerships and begin their purchasing process.

Three Key Reasons to visit P-MEC India 2008:
1. P-MEC India is the place to discover the latest innovations and developments in Pharmaceutical technologies and new applications.

2. Connecting visitors and exhibitors from all over the world, P-MEC India will provide you with endless networking opportunities.

3. It is India’s largest pharmaceutical machinery exhibition and you will get the chance to experience India’s booming pharmaceutical industry.

P-MEC India will be held alongside the renowned CPhI (The Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and ICSE (The International Contract Services Expo). Together, these events form the most essential meeting place for pharmaceutical buyers and specifiers worldwide.

Visit www.pmec-india.com to register for P-MEC India 2008: The perfect environment to generate new alliances, renew existing partnerships and benefit from the dynamic networking opportunities available to actively drive your business forward.

How is Asia performing in the Evolving Bio-feedstock & Bioplastics World and what role will Asia play in this business?

Monday, March 17th, 2008

With high oil prices and increasing awareness of environmental footprint, the market for biopolymers is growing exponentially in Europe and USA. There are also growing awareness & interest in Asia, especially in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea & Thailand who are now leading the way. How is Asia performing in this respect and what role will Asia play in this business? These issues will be discussed at CMT’s 2nd Bioplastics Markets on 16-17 April 2008 in Shanghai, China.

According to PackagingKnowledge news in Nov 2007 – Bioplastics have a small but growing market. NatureWorks, which has expanded its production capacity 35 times since 1999, is on track to generate more than 150,000 tons of its polymers by the end of 2007, the bulk of which would be spread across some 45,000 retail shelves worldwide, from England to
South Korea. Brand owners like Sony is currently using polymers by NatureWorks for Walkman casings. In view of their new initiatives, CMT has invited Sony Corporation to share their experience and product development in bioplastics application in consumer electronics devices. Natureworks, on the other hand will speak on the development of PLA market worldwide.

Also, will China’s plan to ban the use of plastic bags from 1 June 2008, present more opportunities for the nascent bioplastics industry to flourish? This will be the focus of the presentation by Mr. Ma Xingfa, Section Chief for Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality who will look into the impact of this issue and opportunities for other materials including bioplastics.

Other key industry leaders invited to speak include The Office of Science and Technology Committee of the XXIX Olympaid and Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination who will present case studies on the progress developments and potential of biodegradable plastics applications in relation to the Beijing 2008 Olympics The Green Olympic concept and Shanghai World expo 2010.

The 2nd Bioplastics Markets, the most awaited conference is endorsed by Shanghai Society for Advanced Materials (SSAM) and supported by Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA), Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA) and Korean Biodegradable Plastics Association (KBPA).

About Centre for Management Technology

A global organizer HQ in Singapore, CMT is dedicated to the provision of latest business and technology information through high profile conferences for varied industries. CMT forums encircle the globe from Asia Pacific to Middle East to New Europe/Russia and the Americas. In 25 years of operation, CMT has hosted leading conferences on Energy, Plastics, Commodities, Chemicals and Biofuels. Visit www.cmtevents.com for further information about us and our events.


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Strong demand for exhibit space at next year’s inaugural BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT – Floor space poised to reach 20,000 square metres –

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The inaugural edition of the BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT is receiving strong interest from prospective exhibitors, with floor space projected to top 20,000 square metres.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT will be held in Abu Dhabi, 20 – 23 April, 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event marks the debut in the Middle East of France’s world-famous BATIMAT building show.

Confirmed exhibitors at BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT include leading local and international names such as Tabreed, Unibeton Ready mix, Swegon, Emirates Iron & Steel Factory, Qatar Steel Company, Technal Middle East, VM ZINC, Corus Building system, Marantec Steuerungs, Al Nahr, AMC protection -Siplast and Mammut among others.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT is organised by Reed Exhibitions Middle East with the support and participation of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the UAE Contractor’s Association.

The four-in-one show

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT will include:

* Structure Gulf Exhibition (focussing on structural technologies and implementation techniques);
* Envelope Gulf Exhibition (solutions for cladding, façade, joinery and shutters);
* Intelligent Building Gulf Exhibition (solutions, systems and networks to improve user comfort inside a building); and
* HVAC Gulf Exhibition (thermal comfort solutions focusing on temperature and air control, energy, plumbing and water treatment).

The shows focus on key aspects of modern building construction encompassing the technical, energy-related, economic, environmental and safety aspects of construction and are aimed at property developers and owners, architects, engineers, consultants, dealers and contractors.

The exhibition’s organizers say that the strong demand for floor space is a reflection of the boom in the construction and property development sector in the country and the region. The Middle East construction market, currently valued at $300 billion, is registering 10 percent annual growth, according to a study commissioned by Reed Exhibitions. “The building sector in the region is maturing quickly with emphasis shifting from completing construction in the quickest and cheapest possible manner to a focus on ensuring building performance, said Leonard Lecoq, Show Manager, BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT.

BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT has been designed to provide a comprehensive look at the building sector via the specialised platform of the four shows. This format has been well appreciated by the market and we have received excellent exhibitor interest despite the show being in its inaugural edition, added Lecoq.

China will host country pavilions at each of the four shows, while a pavilion showcasing Italian expertise in the HVAC sector will be organised in collaboration with Mostra Convegno Expocomfort – the biennial international exhibition that is the world’s largest in the HVAC sector. A Turkish pavilion focussing on the Structural and Envelope elements of buildings will also be organised.

Abu Dhabi a booming construction market

A report by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) states that over AED 850 billion will be invested in the Abu Dhabi construction market in the coming years. Stating that Abu Dhabi was the ideal venue for BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT in the Middle East, said “Mega projects that are in the pipeline such as the Warner Bros. and Ferrari theme parks, the Louvre and Guggenheim museums, The Central Market and Capital Centre property developments are but a few examples that highlight Abu Dhabi’s position as one of the most dynamic construction markets in the region.

Value-added features

Besides, an innovative business meetings programme will be offered at BUILDING FUTURES GULF by BATIMAT whereby Reed Exhibitions will match offer and demand before the show by identifying construction projects as well as the building solutions that the projects need. The exhibition can therefore serve as an ideal business and deal-making platform and ensure that visitors at the show are able to promptly zero in on the specific solutions they require.

Presentations and seminars focussing on the four themes of the exhibition will also be organised with the participation of experts such as Ecosmart, TBC-France and the Intelligent Building Group. The International Union of Architects (UIA) will organize The International Architects Conference at the show.

For further information:

Leonard Lecoq Brian Carvalho

Show Manager ASDA A Public Relations

BUILDING FUTURES by BATIMAT or Ph: 009712 6334133

Ph: 009712 4446113 Mob: 00971 50 668 1902 Fax: 009712 6334233

Fax: 009712 4443768 Email: b.carvalho@asdaa.com

Email: info@buildingfuturesgulf.com

Web: www.buildingfuturesgulf.com

E.N.G.’s 4th annual senior executive summit Driving New Product Development in the Food and Beverage Industry 27 & 28 February 2008, Moevenpick Hotel, Amsterdam

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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In times where the food industry is changing dramatically, with a shift toward health products and the gap between luxury items and low cost products getting bigger, companies need to secure their market share through launching new products and improving existing ones.

Come to Amsterdam to join this event that brings together new product developers, R&D, Innovation experts and scientists responsible for developing innovative new products that meet these ever increasing challenges. High-level presentations and workshops promise to make this event an important occasion for those involved in the process of new product development.

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E.N.G.’s 3rd senior executive summit New Product Development in the Chemical Industry 30 & 31 January 2008, Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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Come to Amsterdam to join this event that brings together leading innovators to discuss the key issues on new product development and innovation in the chemical industry.

In depth case studies and interactive workshops will provide insights into how leading innovators generate new products through aligning R&D processes with business strategies.

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