The PCMI Fall 2017 International Conference Committee is looking for speakers to make technical presentations. If you have an interesting program idea related to the photo chemical machining process, you are invited to submit an abstract proposal for consideration by the PCMI Fall 2017 Conference Committee.
If selected as a conference speaker, you will gain visibility, contribute to the PCM industry, and to the educational component of the conference.
The Conference Committee will evaluate proposed programs based on the relevance to the industry, the presentation focus, the topic and speaker qualifications. To be considered as a speaker your presentation must be educational in nature and not a sales presentation.
The Conference will be in Italy, from October 7 – 11, 2017. The exact location will be announced shortly.
PCMI represents a broad cross-section of all segments of the photochemical machining and electroforming industry’s technology. It includes companies that are manufacturers and companies that are users of photo chemically machined parts, as well as companies that supply raw materials, equipment and services used to produce its products.
PCMI expects some 75 people from around the globe to attend the PCMI Conference in Italy.
The PCMI conference technical sessions will be held on Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10. The technical sessions should provide PCMI members and colleagues with information about new developments in the industry that will help them in their own businesses.
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Bill Fox, President,
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Paolo Iellici, General Manager, Chemical Machining Spa, San Donato Milanese, Italy