ITA continues technical tradition with Istanbul conference

PUBLISHED: 18 Mar 09

Istanbul will play host city to the ITA’s major 2009 technical conference
Istanbul will play host city to the ITA’s major 2009 technical conference

The International Tube Association?s next biennial technical conference, organised jointly with Ihlas Fuar, will take place at the WOW Hotel and Convention Centre in Istanbul from 2-3 November 2009. The provisional timetable for the conference on 2 November 2009 features welded, seamless and nonferrous papers as well as a market overview presentation by Metal Bulletin Research. Sessions will be conducted in two very well appointed conference rooms, with simultaneous Turkish, Russian and English translation. On the evening of 2 November all delegates and speakers will join with those from the concurrent wire conference to enjoy a social event at the famous Binbirdirek Cistern, located in the old city, close to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. On 3 November optional plant visits will be available. The gala dinner will involve an evening of traditional Turkish entertainment. This will form part of the ITA?s 30th anniversary celebrations. A selection of sightseeing tours will also be on offer to delegates and their partners before, during and after the conference days.

The joint organisers for the conference are recruiting a high quality panel of speakers for the technical programme and a call for papers was issued in November 2008. Anyone interested in submitting an abstract for consideration should contact the ITA secretariat immediately.

The ITA?s sister organisation, the International Wire & Machinery Association, is co-organising a concurrent wire conference Istanbul Cable & Wire 09. This will be a similar format to the ITA?s Prague conferences held in 2005, when a total of 400 delegates participated at the joint events with many enjoying the synergies of these complimentary technical events.

Confirmed conference sponsors include Borusan Mannesman Boru San, Tube & Pipe Technology Magazine, Tube Products International Magazine, Messe D?sseldorf GmbH and Boru Magazine.

International Tube Association (ITA), UK
Tel: + 44 1926 834681
Email: info@itatube.org
Web: www.itatube.org

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