Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Sustaining Composites Growth in Adverse Environments

2019 Annual Seminar and SME Table Top Exhibition, 6 June 2019, Edinburgh

Information for Exhibitors


The event will be held at Edinburgh University's "John McIntyre Conference Centre", which is located on the Pollock Halls campus, which is about a mile and a half to the south of the city. This is accessed from Holyrood Park Road, and you can pull up the Google Map from here.

About the event

There are 10 presentations this year and they have been chosen to reflect the Seminar theme. The topics covered include oil/gas, wind and tidal power generation applications as well as thermoplastic composites, recycling and aerospace.

Many of the presentations reflect current Composites activities in the northern part of the UK and Ireland.

Refreshments are served during the breaks in the seminar programme, during which delegates will explore the exhibition. There will be a 30 minute break during the morning session, a 90 minute break for lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be served from 4 pm.

We hope the event will be of interest to you.

The Exhibition Space

The John McIntyre Confernece Centre is a purpose-built centre with a suite of meeting rooms and spaces.

The seminar will take place in "Pentland East", while the Exhibition will be accommodated in "Pentland West" (12 tables) and the "Concourse" (6 tables).

The refreshments will be served in both exhibition areas, ensuring that you should have plenty of delegate traffic wherever you are.

There is car parking close by to the Conference Centre.

Exhibitor Fees

The fee for Large or Overseas companies to exhibit is £350 (plus VAT if applicable).

We are continuing our policy of offering a free exhibition table to 15 UK or Irish SMEs; there has already been good interest in the exhibition so we suggest you make contact soon if you’re interested in exhibiting.

Please email Trevor Cook with your booking and include the following details:

  • Company name and address
  • Attendee name, email address and phone number
  • Any dietary requirements

Contact for further details.


On the same site, there is hotel accommodation in the Masson House and Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro. There will be a SAMPE Seminar booking rate: we will be announcing booking information in due course.

For those who would prefer cheaper accommondation, because the seminar is taking place during the summer, there will be student study bedroom accommodation availability too.

A link to on-line accommodation booking will be made available soon.


Accessibility information for visitors to the John McIntyre Conference Centre is provided here.

Travel Information

Edinburgh is well-connected by train and by air. For those traveling by car, the easiest access is via the A7.

There is a very frequent train service to Edinburgh Waverley from the south, with the journey from London Kings Cross being a little under five hours on average. From the station to the conference venue would be a short taxi ride.

Edinburgh Airport is situated about 10 miles to the West of the city. There are direct flights from many British and European cities.

Photos of the venue

Images courtesy of Edinburgh First, used with permission.

John McIntyre Conference Centre

The Foyer

The Concourse

The Pentland Suite

The Pentland Theatre