14 - 18 October 2018

Bilbao, Spain

It has been brought to our attention that various third party companies have been contacting Euro PM2018 exhibition personnel with regards to hotel reservations in Bilbao. Please note that these companies have not been authorised to handle hotel accommodation for the Euro PM2018 Congress & Exhibition, and are not affiliated with the event, nor EPMA in any way. Although they may appear very knowledgeable about both the event and the hotels in Bilbao, we advise delegates and exhibitors to not use such companies and to be alert should they receive such a telephone call or email.

An advance reservation of rooms has been made for Euro PM2018 delegates by Bco Congresos, details of which are available on the Hotel Information page.

To book your hotel accommodation, please book via the Bco Congresos service, or book through your preferred and trusted travel agent or booking website.

Francisco Castro

Prof Francisco Castro
Head of Materials and Manufacturing Division
CEIT, Spain

After receiving a Bsc. Degree in Physics from the University of México and an Msc. and PhD in 1985 from the University of Sheffield, UK, he was awarded the ‘Brunton Medal’ to Metallurgical Research from the same University. Since 1985 he has been the Director of Powder Metallurgy Area at CEIT and Lecturer of Materials Science at The School of Engineering of the University of Navarra in San Sebastian and since 2016 the Director of Materials and Manufacturing Division at the same institution.

The co-founder of three spin off companies for the manufacturing of metal powders and powder components and a Member of EPMA, APMI as well as of the National Agency for Project Evaluation in Spain. In 2010 he received the ‘Distinguished Service Award 2010’ from EPMA and was co-chair of Euro PM2011 the following year. He has published more than 200 papers between international congresses and technical magazines. Supervised two master theses, several final year projects and 27 PhD theses one of which merited the ‘Schunk Prize’ for Outstanding Developments in Powder Metallurgy.

Manel Pérez Latre

Mr Manel Pérez Latre
Managing Director
PMG Polmetasa, S.A.U. Spain

After studying Industrial Engineering at the Politechnical University of Catalonia, he has worked for the past 35 years in the PM industry, first with AMES in 1982, where he spent 15 years working in engineering, production, quality and sales in both Barcelona and the US. In 1998 he joined Sinterstahl, now PMG, and has remained there until 2018 holding several managerial positions both in NAFTA and mostly in Spain, as Managing Director and Business Unit Manager.

EPMA have been made aware that certain companies are sending out spam emails claiming to be selling data relating to EuroPM2018. Any information claiming to be held by these such companies should be assumed as spam and any emails received from such companies should be deleted. EPMA does not sell any data, nor is it shared with such third parties.

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