“Moulds Event 2010” Attended by Hundreds
The “Moulds Event 2010” has been a showcase for new achievements on Research and Development (R&D) in the tool, moldmaking and plastics industry. The event took place between the 20th and 24th of September in the cities of Marinha Grande and Oliveira de Azeméis, the two main locations for this Industry in Portugal.
More than 600 people from some 11 countries attended the event and participated in the activities during the week, including the presence of 74 speakers. The two cities welcomed more than 50% of participants from industrial companies and 33% of Innovation and Development Centers, Training Centers and Universities attending the several conferences, workshops and meetings.
The theme of the international Conference ’Rapid Product Development’ (RPD) was "Industrial Knowledge for Innovation". The most relevant matters discussed were related with the main challenges that introduction of new technologies, methodologies and processes are creating in the companies and its influence on industry competitiveness worldwide.
The “Moulds Event 2010” was pronounced "an opportunity for all industry’s stakeholders to update information, and establish new contacts and partnerships", by Joaquim Menezes, President of ISTMA and also from the Technological Centre for Moulds Industry, Special Tools and Plastics (CENTIMFE), one of the organizations involved in the event’s organization.
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