UAMMI/ CFK Valley Tradeshow – Germany – June 2019
In June 2019, UAMMI proudly took part in the CFK Valley tradeshow in Stade, Germany. It was the 13th annual event that brings together advanced materials professionals from Europe, Asia and the USA. This year, the USA was selected as the Honor Country and UAMMI was chosen to lead the USA delegation. As a result, UAMMI and Utah were highlighted as key institutions and regions within the advanced materials industry in the US.
The event began with the CEO of CFK Valley, Dr. Gunnar Merz, giving a welcome speech about the partnership between UAMMI & CFK Valley (a composites association in northern Germany). His remarks were focused on his visit to Utah earlier this year, where he was able to visit many Utah advanced materials companies.
Following Dr. Merz, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop gave a video speech to the crowd in perfect German. The audience was shocked to hear his remarks in their native language and listened intently as he talked about Utah and doing business here. It was a highlight of the event.
Attendance at the event was 500+ and included more than 140 Airbus engineering, technical and management representatives that are working in composite materials.
Please see the event photos below.