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.

Monday 15 October 09:00 - 12:30

Welcome from Congress Chairs:

Francisco Castro

Prof Francisco Castro (CEIT, Spain)

Manel Pérez Latre

Mr Manel Pérez Latre (PMG Polmetasa S.A.U., Spain)


Welcome from the EPMA President

The European PM Industry – Current Status

Philippe Gundermann

Mr Philippe Gundermann (EPMA President)


Official Opening and Welcome to the Basque Country

Iñigo Urkullu Renterí

Mr Iñigo Urkullu Renteríe (President, Basque Government, Spain)


Plenary Speakers

Smart Factory: Real Opportunities Applied to Powder Metallurgy

Borja Arenaza Latorre

Mr Borja Arenaza Latorre (Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Sisteplant, Spain)

The Future of the Automotive Supply Industry

Sigrid de Vries

Mrs Sigrid de Vries (Secretary General, CLEPA, Belgium)


Presentation of the 2018 EPMA Awards

  • PM Thesis Competition (sponsored by Höganäs AB) Höganäs AB
  • Keynote Paper Awards (sponsored by the journal Powder Metallurgy) Taylor & Francis Group
  • PM Component Awards
  • Fellowship Awards
  • Distinguished Service Award

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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