Earlier today IntertechPira, the organizers of the China Magnetics Conference series, announced details of the 8th Conference in the series, to take place October 26-28, 2009 in Shanghai, China. The organizers indicate that this important event will bring together “all parts of the permanent magnets supply chain for an in-depth discussion of recent developments, as well as challenges and opportunities in China’s magnet and magnetic materials industry”.
I am particularly pleased to note that my long-time colleague David Choit, Director of Sales at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, will be co-chairing the meeting. David has been with Dexter for 35 years, starting back in the days when the company was known as Permag Corporation. Over the years he has developed a deep knowledge of all aspects of the permanent magnet landscape, including end markets, applications and the issues and challenges of procurement and managing the supply chain. In addition to his sales and marketing responsibilities, David has had significant exposure to the Chinese permanent magnet industry over the years, and is a frequent visitor to China, where Dexter has a liaison office in Suzhou.
From the looks of things, the roster of speakers is filling up nicely for the meeting; the organizers are still inviting abstracts from folks interested in presenting at the meeting. David and the rest of the team are particularly interested in submissions for sessions providing industry overview and market outlook; developments in China, Japan, North America, and Europe; and on magnetic material requirements and applications.
Organizations already scheduled to be represented on the speakers’ roster include Black & Decker, Bose, the Data Storage Institute, Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Eriez Magnetics, Hangzhou Permanent Magnet Group, the Japanese Association of Bonded Magnets, John G W West Consultants, Magnequench, Molycorp Minerals, Thinova, ZHMag and others.
To participate as a speaker and / or panelist at the Conference, you’ll want to make contact with Chris Smith, Conference Producer for IntertechPira. You will need to send a brief abstract including company name, speaker name, job title and company information, a topic summary and a tentative title and sub-headings (3-4 bullet points) for the presentation. Send the abstract to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to +1-207-781-2150. They’d like to receive abstracts by Wednesday, August 12, 2009. If you do submit an abstract, or make contact with Chris, do let him know that you saw the details of the Conference here at Terra Magnetica, would ya?!
IntertechPira has also launched the web site for the conference, which you can visit at