Cannon Group CEO Marco Volpato to deliver UTECH Europe keynote

Maastricht, the Netherlands – Cannon Group’s CEO Marco Volpato will deliver the conference keynote address at UTECH Europe 2021, the world-leading polyurethanes conference and exhibition taking place at the MECC in Maastricht, the Netherlands, November 16-18.

Volpato will present a paper titled, “Polyurethane: Where we came from and where we’re going.” He took over the ownership and management of Cannon after his father’s death in 1974, giving him close to 50 years’ experience as a leader in the sector. He oversaw Cannon’s growth to become a premier global supplier of machinery for polyurethane foam manufacture before expanding into machinery for plastics and composites manufacture and wider industrial automation.

The comprehensive three-day UTECH Europe 2021 conference program will cover all areas of the polyurethanes industry, including markets, sustainability, the latest developments in polyurethane science, innovation, legislation and regulation, as well as flexible foams, PU composites, energy efficient rigid foams, 3D printing, nano materials and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers). More details of the conference program will be announced in the coming months.

Online pre-registration for UTECH Europe ensures free entry to the exhibition and avoids paying the standard €40 exhibition entry fee.

Early registration for the UTECH Europe three-day conference secures an ‘early bird’ discount with savings of more than €200: Full three-day conference: €979 + VAT (normally: €1,235 + VAT); two-day rate: €670 + VAT (normally €835 + VAT); one-day: €399 + VAT (normally €555 + VAT).

UTECH Europe is uniquely placed as the only truly international exhibition and conference for the polyurethanes industry and typically attracts visitors from over 80 countries around the world. When last held in 2018, the triennial UTECH Europe attracted over 200 exhibiting companies and a total footfall over three days of 10,113.

Unique to Europe is the sheer breadth of the applications of polyurethanes technology, from automotive interiors, medical devices, textiles, furniture and footwear through to insulation, adhesives and coatings.

UTECH Europe organizers are working closely with the MECC venue to ensure that the November event is fully compliant with all prevailing social distancing and hygiene measures, and that all participants enjoy a COVID-safe and secure event.

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