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Sustaining Composites Growth in Adverse Environments

UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Seminar and Table-top Exhibition, 6 June 2019, Edinburgh

The annual seminar has been shifted to June from its usual slot in February to allow a little more time for planning and organising. This is because during recent months, the UK & Ireland committee has been heavily engaged with the SAMPE Europe 18 Conference, held in Southamapton in September.

Previous annual seminars have frequently been held at Cranfield or in or around Nottingham, and we felt it was time for a change. Not only is the composites industry growing and developing across the UK, so too are the developments in other materials and process engineering capabilities. By changing the venue, we hope that we can attract and engage with new SAMPE members. We hope that existing SAMPE members will welcome and enjoy the change of scenery!

Registration Fees

Registration fees have been held at the same price as last year:

  • Member: £95
  • Registration including SAMPE membership: £160
  • Non-member registration: £175
  • Student, Young Member or Retired: £40


The venue, John McIntyre Conference Centre comprises a suite of rooms and meeting spaces. The seminar will take place in "Pentland East", while the Exhibition spaces are available in "Pentland West" (12 tables) and the Concourse (6 tables). The refreshments will be served in both exhibition areas.

There is car parking close by to the Conference Centre.

The fee for Large or Overseas companies to exhibit is £350 (plus VAT if applicable). Contact Trevor Cook for further details.

The SME exhibition booking includes one free seminar registration.

We are continuing our policy to offer a free exhibition table to 15 UK or Irish SMEs; there has already been good interest in the exhibition so contact Trevor soon if you are interested in exhibiting.

For details of SAMPE Europe events, follow this link.

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