SAMPE Carolinas June 2012 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us

SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our June 2012 dinner meeting on June 19th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just:

$20/ person for SAMPE members
$25/ person for guests or non-members
$10/ person for students with a valid student ID card


Our Schedule Will Be

6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails

6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements

6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner

7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote

8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn


Our Keynote

This months speaker is Dee James (DJ) DeLong from DeLong and Associates, LLC. DJ founded DeLong and Associates, LLC in 2001 as a carbon fiber industry consultancy. DJ was formerly the general manager of BP Amoco’s carbon fiber business unit. He has consulted on a number of international projects and chaired global market and financial conferences on carbon fibers five times. DJ has over twenty-five years of PAN-based carbon fiber sales, marketing and operations experience.

His presentation will describe recent growth in carbon fiber end use markets.  It will also present a forecast for future growth; including the end uses that are driving that growth. Carbon fiber consumption is estimated to double over the next 10 years. A key enabling factor is the level of capital investment needed for fiber production and the downstream converting and fabricating processes. The ability to assemble “fully financed” supply chains may become a differentiating factor for industry participants.


Event Registration and Payment

Thanks to those that were able to come!


Printable PDF

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Thanks to those that were able to come.

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To see what happened at the 2012 Materials Expo, click here.