The 2003 International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum, an in-depth educational conference developed specifically for dry processing professionals by a global faculty of industry experts, makes its debut on May 5-8, 2003 at Pheasant Run Resort & Conference Center in St. Charles, IL. The event will also feature tabletop displays, vendor presentations and high-level networking.

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum complements the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition, the worlds most comprehensive showcase of solutions for dry processing and bulk solids handling. Following the adoption of a biennial schedule for the Conference/Exhibition, the Technology Forum was created to answer the continuing education needs of dry processing professionals. Designed as a conference-focused event with an emphasis on advanced training and high-level networking, the Technology Forum provides a unique educational opportunity for industry professionals. The Technology Forum will be held on alternate years to the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition.

Five Technology Areas Highlighted

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum will feature 3 _ days of educational programming focused on five areas of critical interest to dry processing professionals across industry lines. The program has been developed and will be lead by respected industry experts who serve as Technology Champions leaders in their fields who guide the content and structure of the material presented. The Technology Forum will cover the following areas:

Conveying
Pneumatic-- Champions: Mark G. Jones, Professor of Bulk Solids Handling, The Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies, University of Newcastle and David Mills, Ph.D., Pneumatic Conveying Consultant

Mechanical-- Champions: Muhammad E. Fayed, Ph.D., Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Consulting Engineer, Ryerson University and Alan W. Roberts, Emeritus Professor, The Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies, Advanced Technology Centre, University of Newcastle

Storage & Handling -- Champions: Joseph Marinelli, President, Solids Handling Technologies, Inc. and Eric P. Maynard, Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Process Measurement for Solids Handling-- Champion: John R. Pugh, Centre for Industrial Bulk Solids Handling, School of Engineering, Science and Design, Glasgow Caledonian University

Mixing & Blending-- Champions: Brian H. Kaye, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Fine Particle Research Group, Laurentian University and Eric P. Maynard, Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.

Safety and Environmental Issues-- Champion: Stanley S. Grossel, President, Process Safety & Design, Inc.

For complete program details, visit the event website at www.powdertechforum.com.

Tabletop Displays Offer Solutions and Networking Opportunities
The International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum will also feature a tabletop networking area where industry suppliers and conference delegates will have numerous opportunities to interact. Participating suppliers include AZO, Inc, Bindicator Company, Cyborg Equipment, Delta Ducon, Fenwal Safety Systems, Fike Corporation, Jenike & Johanson, Kistler-Morse, Littleford Day, Prater Industries, Inc, Premier Tech, and Sterling Systems & Controls.

The addition of tabletop displays to the event extends the educational experience for all participants into a practical exploration of available technologies and solutions.

In addition to tabletop displays, the event will feature vendor presentations, an opening night networking reception and a scheduled plant tour of a local facility. For a complete listing of Networking Sponsors, visit the event website at www.powdertechforum.com.

About the Event

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum is sponsored by the Process Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) and Powder/Bulk Solids magazine. Additionally, the event is endorsed by The Association of Powder Process Industry & Engineering, Japan (APPIE), Powder and Bulk Dot Com and The Particle Technology Forum, a division of AIChE (www.erpt.org.)

The International Powder & Bulk Solids Technology Forum is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions (RX).

Contact:
Cindy Strachan, Reed Exhibitions
(203) 840-5324
cstrachan@reedexpo.com