Titanium production, design and trade have shown enormous promise and rapid advancements over the last few decades. The market is expected to thrive in the coming years as innovators explore new technologies for manufacture and application of titanium products. To celebrate, acknowledge and discuss the rapid developments in the Asian titanium industry, the International Titanium Association, the global association representing metal producers, is hosting the inaugural TITANIUM ASIA 2018 conference in vibrant Singapore.
The conference will be held over three days from 4th-6th February 2018. The prestigious venue for the event is none other than Singapore’s luxurious Grand Hyatt on Scotts Road. This five-star hotel is right in the centre of the city, with attractions such as Orchard Road and popular shopping districts in close walking proximity.
The first day of the conference is dedicated to plenary sessions and an innovative continuing education program, with a lavish welcome reception planned for delegates and exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall to kick things off. Presentations continue on the 5th of February, followed by an Exhibition Hall evening reception with plenty of time for networking. The final day of the conference is all about the Singapore Air Show, and Titanium Asia 2018 conference delegates will be treated to round-trip transportation to and from the show when they register for TITANIUM ASIA 2018.
The aim of the International Titanium Association in hosting this event is to facilitate the use of titanium metal in cutting-edge applications by bringing both the metal producers and the specialists who work with titanium together on an international scale. After having experienced unprecedented success with similar events in the United States and Europe, the ITA executive director Jennifer Simpson explains that the decision to host the next conference in Asia was “a natural progression.”
Current issues to be covered as part of the conference program include commercial aerospace, biomedical applications, trends in supply and demand, titanium aluminides and powder metallurgy, among others. In preparing the conference program, the International Titanium Association will place a special focus on topics such as military applications, melting technology, oil refinement and gas processing, electricity generation, seawater cooling and corrosion and effective treatment of wastewater.
Raw material suppliers, metal production company representatives, business executives, titanium consumers, prime contractors and sub-tier suppliers representing several continents are all expected to attend. Among the consumers will be recyclers, distributors, fabricators and resellers, as well as end users, equipment manufacturers and machine shop representatives. Executive attendees will include investors and consultants, and academic visitors include engineers and material scientists. Naturally, Matmatch representatives will be among the attendees in Singapore.
Some high-profile exhibitors include the German-based vacuum metallurgy and heat treatment specialists ALD Vacuum Technologies Inc., Baoji Titanium Industry Co., Ltd., which represents India in the area of aerospace material manufacture, the North American premium metal cutting company Friggi America, and TIMET, Titanium Metals Corporation with headquarters in the United States and Europe. The Toho Titanium Group will also be exhibiting high-purity and fabricated titanium products and the Shanghai-based Valueti will have it’s seamless and Grade 9 titanium tubing on display.
Titanium Asia will be the first event Matmatch is planning to visit this year. Ceramitec, Titanium Europe and MatX are among other conferences and trade shows we are looking forward to.
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