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Korea is the Partner Country of 2016's 10th CFK Valley Stade Convention

"Carbon & Mobility" is the theme of the event, held 15-16 June 2016 in Stade, with experts from around the world discussing latest trends in lightweight and composites

In the past ten years, the CFK Valley Stade Convention established itself as an important platform for both developers and users in the growing field of carbon fiber reinforced plastics. Since 2007, more than 3,000 trade participants from around the world, attended the 1.5-day expert forum. This year, guests from 22 nations registered for the industry event. One of its strength is the particularly high rate of new business contacts, 92 per cent of participants said in a survey conducted after the 2015 convention. They also positively emphasised the strong knowledge transfer, the high-caliber technical presentations, and the international networking

International Networking Made Easy

To respond to the increased international networking of the industry, Korea has been named partner country of the 2016 convention. Dr. Gunnar Merz, CEO of the CFK Valley e.V,. is particularly pleased with the commitment of Korea and the expansion of international co-operation. “Innovations do not stop at national borders. We claim to be a leading global network. Globalisation thus plays a major role”, thus Dr. Merz, when referring to the recently founded networks “CFK Valley Japan” (2014) and “CFK Valley Belgium” (2015).

2016’s Theme: “Carbon & Mobility”

Innovative Plastics, intelligent materials, and cutting-edge lightweight construction concepts will be the focal theme of next year’s convention. Titled “Carbon & Mobility”, lectures, talks, and the accompanying exhibition will thus address the motto across sectors, i.e. transportation (automotive, e-mobility, rail transport, aviation, etc.), healthcare, sports & leisure, engineering & automation.

Materials, Tools, and Applications

Materials, tools and applications will also be on the agenda of the convention. Interested parties who wish to make a contribution within the framework of the lecture programme and / or the exhibition, are kindly asked to contact Marco Küster, event director, CFK-Valley Stade Convention Gbr (info (at) The lecture language is English.
Registration for the convention is now open. Early birds will benefit from discounts until 30 October 2015.

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