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News in brief - January/February 2003

Connect, no. 122, January/February 2003, p.7

Make a note in your diary! TWI is holding the year's most prestigious International Conference on 17 and 18 November 2003 at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London. This event is called Metals Joining Technology - where next? and the objective is to examine the critical joining technology issues to be addressed in the next five years. Speakers will represent major organisations in the industry and the subject matter will be of real interest to senior engineers responsible for policy making. Further information will be available later in the year, but if you wish to register your interest contact the Meetings Section at TWI.

Back by popular demand!

In response to the success of the 6th WJS Annual Conference in May 2002 titled Comply or die! - an update on directives and standards it has been decided to repeat the highlights at TWI North in Middlesbrough on 11 March 2003.

The event will cover: current and emerging EU Directives related to welding and joining; European and international Standards and their implementation and how to achieve compliance as cost effectively as possible.

Presentations will be made by leading speakers in the welding industry and from premier standards bodies. There will also be display of EN 719/729 related services.

Further information and enrolment forms may be obtained from the Meetings Department at TWI.

7th Annual Conference of the WJS

The Welding & Joining Society will once again be holding its Annual Conference at TWI, Granta Park. This, the seventh annual event, will be held on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 May 2003. The theme is What's in the pipeline - a review of recent developments in pipes and pipelines. Subjects covered will be materials, welding, NDT and case studies.

There will be presentation from industry leaders, open forum sessions and an exhibition featuring companies in the pipeline business.

Further details of the programme and registration forms will be available early in 2003. To register your interest, contact Rachel Wall at TWI.

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