SUPPLIERS TO Australia’s pulp and paper industry will be out in force at Asia-Pacific’s only dedicated bulk and powder handling exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 2,500 attendees from a variety of industries will be held at Brisbane’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4-6 August.
The tripartite event is the focal point for the bulk and powder handling community and comprises of trade exhibition BULKEX 2009; CHoPS (6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids) and ICBMH (10th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling & Transportation).
According to conference convenor, Associate Professor Wypych, from the University of Wollongong, the overall aim of the combined BULKEX, CHoPS and ICBMH events is to integrate the scientific and industrial communities, with the uniting of the two groups set to throw off some exciting synergies.
“The networking and collaboration opportunities will be tremendous and unprecedented” said Professor Wypych, who is working closely with Bulkex organisers, Informa, to bring the three events together.
“I firmly believe that the combination of CHOPS, ICBMH and BULKEX will provide a unique opportunity to integrate scientific research and industry issues.
“Academic researchers will come to understand industry’s problems and needs, while the latter group will better grasp the capabilities of the universities and the opportunities presented by their R & D.”
Besides the two major conferences, a host of subsidiary activities – such as workshops, case study sessions; industry seminars and open forums – will foster academic/industry interactions and relationships.
Visitors to the exhibition will have access to a wide range of technical know-how through the free to attend BULKEX Academy Sessions. The exhibitors will also offer product demonstration and displays across the full range of bulk handling expertise. The three days of BULKEX are all about face-to-face interaction, learning, best-practice sharing and networking.