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June 2008

Conference Overview Report ASME IGTI Turbo-Expo in Berlin, Germany

Material Processing Technology, LLC


ASME IGTI Turbo-Expo 2008

Berlin, Germany
June 9-14, 2008

Conference Report Overview

The technical conference was one of the largest in my memory, with slightly over 900 papers presented. The expo portion continues to show a slight ongoing decline in exhibitors – but it was still valuable to get around and chat with the suppliers that were there. Overall conference attendance was on the order of 2,900 people. The chart below shows the upward trend in technical papers over the past eight conferences. European Turbo-Expo’s attract more presentations and attendees than the preceding North American conferences. Next year the conference is in Orland at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center June 812, 2009 and the following year it will be in Glasgow, Scotland at the Scottish Exhibition & Convention Centre June 14-18, 2010.

During the conference I focused primarily on the high temperature / aerospace / IGT coatings & materials sessions. I picked up a great deal of information from discussions with colleagues, exhibitors and from the technical presentations. Please contact me regarding additional information that I may have in my notes (over 40 pages) or for a copy of the full report (24 pages) summarizing my observations and commentary from the week in Berlin.

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