Knowledge Pavilion - Advice Happens Here

Knowledge BarNew for 2017, the Knowledge Pavilion will be a key show floor focus where industry trade bodies, membership associations, consultants and service providers will give advice on project research and development, skills and education, regulation, materials selection and behaviour, processes, further learning and the future.

The Pavilion will play host to six confirmed participants:

  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
  • Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
  • Plastics Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA)
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
  • Plastics Consultancy Network (PCN)
  • The Worshipful Company of Horners

Kevin Horne, Chairman, PMMDA, said: "We are very much looking forward to some interesting and insightful conversations with visitors as part of the Knowledge Pavillion at Interplas. With the PMMDA’s presence as part of this, combined with our 25 members currently signed up to exhibit come September, we believe that the show this year is set to be terrific.

"The Pavilion will give visitors an ideal opportunity to ask questions about their specific manufacturing and business needs and receive information and insight on updates that can help businesses remain competitive in a period of uncertainty as Brexit negotiations take place."

Dr Bernie Rickinson, Chief Executive, IOM3, said: "IOM3 is a professional body, which can help people working in the polymer and related industries with their career progression and to gain registered qualifications. Staff will be on-hand on our stand to advise on the process of registration and give details of our member benefits to help individuals in their careers.

"IOM3 also runs a confidential and objective Materials Information Service. Our experts have a wealth of experience and this long running service does everything from finding relevant literature to arranging for testing and consultancy services. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Interplas and to the Knowledge Pavilion."

Dr Sally Beken, FIMMM, Polymers Expert at KTN, said: “At the Knowledge Transfer Network, we specialise in building cross-sector relationships and promoting technological innovation. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the stand, where they can gain advice on funding and collaborative partnerships for polymer innovation projects. They can also pick up a free copy of our Polymer Research Guide, detailing research strengths within UK universities and RTOs."




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