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EICF Golden Jubilee

2006 will celebrate 50 years of European co-operation to promote the Investment Casting Industry. During these 50 years, the engineering industry has witnessed much change particularly with the development of electronic technology, new materials and management efficiency. At the present time the political and commercial landscape is much different to 50 years ago and this also is providing a challenge to the industry. The world trade pressures on the industry are now stronger than they have been in past years. This situation presents the industry with a significant challenge and it is in recognition of this problem that the EICF has constructed this conference to promote the technical excellence that will enable the industry to survive and prosper. To ensure the industry attracts and retains the best engineers, the conference has invited papers from young engineers which present best practice in the manufacture of difficult components, new processes and management. These papers will supplement presentations from international experts covering market opportunities and technical advances in materials, mould and melting technologies. The conference venue is the award winning Euskalduna Conference Centre which was voted the worlds best conference centre in 2003. The Centre has a magnificent exhibition hall adjacent to the lecture theatre. Exhibitors will be able to equip their stands on Sunday 21st and the exhibition will be open all day Monday 22nd. The conference reception will also be held in the conference centre thus giving exhibitors the opportunity to also present their products at the reception.

SUMMARY OF CONFERENCE EVENTS


SUNDAY 21ST MAY, 2006
1830 2000 hr RECEPTION and EXHIBITION PRE-VIEW

MONDAY 22ND MAY, 2006


EXHIBITION, MARKETS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 0900 0915 hr 0915 10.00 hr 10.00 1230 hr 1230 1400 hr 1400 1730 hr OFFICIAL OPENING OF CONFERENCE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY (Key note presentation) MARKETS AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Delegates lunch MANAGEMENT AND PROCESS CONTROL

1930 2300 hr CONFERENCE BANQUET INCLUDING PRIVATE VIEWING IN THE GUGGENHEIM BILBAO MUSEUM

The exhibition area is adjacent to the lecture theatre and will be open from 1000 1700 hr 0930 1700 hr Guests excursion to North Spanish coast and Gernika

TUESDAY 23RD MAY, 2006


TECHNICAL SESSIONS 0900 12.30 hr 1230 1330 hr 1330 1630 hr 1630 1730 hr PATTERN AND SHELL TECHNOLOGY Delegates lunch DEVELOPMENTS IN CASTING AND FINISHING YOUNG ENGINEERS PAPERS.

0930 1700 hr Guest excursion to Basque countryside and Rioja vineyards WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY, 2006
VISIT TO PCB INVESTMENT FOUNDRY

Euskalduna Conference Centre

0900 1100 hr This is an optional visit for delegates who wish to visit one of Europes modern investment foundries. Full details of the technical programme and contributors can be obtained from the EICF Secretary-General: d.ford@eicf.org

Registration and conference forms can also be downloaded from the EICF web site www.eicf.org

SOCIAL PROGRAMME RECEPTION Sunday 21st May Mr Werner Blank (President of the EICF) will host a reception in the Euskalduna Conference Centre from 1830 2000 hr on Sunday 21st to welcome delegates and guests to the Federations Golden Jubilee. During the reception, the exhibition hall will be open for delegates to visit the booths. JUBILEE BANQUET Monday 22nd May The conference banquet will be held in the spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao museum. The museum has been reserved for the banquet which will include a private guided tour of the exhibits. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the world famous museums in a formal setting. GUESTS EXCURSIONS Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May. Two excursions have been planned for guests to enjoy the beautiful countryside around Bilbao. Excursions will be by luxury coach with a local expert guide. Monday 22nd This excursion will take guests to the beautiful North Spanish coast. It will include a boat excursion and visit to the Historic town of Gernika.

Promoting Excellence in Investment Casting


European Investment Casters Federation 50 year Anniversary Conference Bilbao, Spain, 21-24 May, 2006
Presentations, Exhibitions and Discussions to promote product and process excellence, by industry leaders for industry leaders.
Euskalduna Conference Centre Reception, lectures & exhibition www.euskalduna.net

Picturesque Basque village en route to Gernika

Guggenheim Bilbao Museum Conference Banquet with private viewing for delegates

Tuesday 23rd This excursion will take guests through the stunning Basque countryside to the vineyards of the Rioja region. Guests will enjoy lunch at a vineyard and be able to sample the local wines.

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Visit PCB

One of Europes modern Investment foundries

Vineyard in Rioja contryside

Full conference details from EICF Secretarial Office, Tel.+44 (0) 1564 742603, Fax +44 (0) 1564 742080 E-mail: julieboyce@eicf.org

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