North American Pultrusion Conference

Thank you for attending the North American Pultrusion Conference in Rosemont, IL (outside Chicago) from April 8-10, 2019.

The North American Pultrusion Conference, in partnership with the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA), will bring together 150+ industry leaders, customers, OEMS, and suppliers from around the world for an unparalleled, two-day education and networking event. Back by popular demand after a sold out event in 2017, this must-attend event will cover a variety of new materials, including high temperature, liquid, and low smoke resins, and weather stabilized materials; market applications in the electric utility, infrastructure - bridges, and automotive industries; an update on Eurocodes - the design standards for safe buildings in Europe; and more! Keynote speakers will include end users who discuss successfully utilizing pultruded products to make their completed projects more efficient and durable.

Check Out Keynote Speakers:

Paul Gogan - WEC Energy Group
Manager of Electric Distribution and Reliability Planning

Paul Gogan has over thirty years of experience in the design, maintenance, operation, and construction of electric distribution, transmission, and generation facilities. In his current role, Paul oversees the engineers and technicians responsible for design, testing, and asset management. Under his direction, WEC has been awarded the PA Consulting Award for Excellence in Reliability for the last seven years. Mr. Gogan is the Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute Working Group on New Technology, where he is a frequent author of electric distribution standards and papers.

Session Highlight: Paul’s keynote session will discuss how his group is able to consistently be named the most reliable electric service provider in the Midwest through their use of composite utility poles and crossarms. Paul will describe how these utility poles are deployed and installed in various remote locations and why they’ve opted to transition to these poles for their customers.

Steve Gonzalez – KONE
Director of Major Projects

Steve Gonzalez is a mechanical engineer and patent holder with more than 20 years’ experience in the design, construction, analysis, and optimization of commercial and industrial building systems, with special focus on buildings’ utilities and infrastructure. In his current role, Steve leads the strategy, sales, and execution of the Americas Major Projects business. He also conceived and led the creation of KONE’s award-winning Project Management Development Program and the project management structure for KONE’s largest and most complex projects, globally. He has been previously featured in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, ConstructionDIVE, and CompositesWorld.

Session Highlight: Steve’s keynote session will explore how KONE developed UltraRope™ - a super-light rope technology, with carbon fiber core and special high-friction coating. UltraRope™ technology eliminates the disadvantages of existing steel ropes – high energy consumption, rope stretch, large moving masses, and downtime caused by building sway.

Why Attend?
Pultrusion is one of the largest established manufacturing technologies and remains a relevant and substantial process for composites products in existing markets like construction, infrastructure, industrial and energy; and in new markets, like aerospace and automotive. This conference will provide:

  • Presentations from industry leaders from around the globe
  • Forecasts and models on industry trends
  • Innovative, new applications and technology
  • New information about standards and quality
The North American Pultrusion Conference, being held in partnership with the European Pultrusion Technology Association, will bring together leaders in the industry, customers and OEMS, and suppliers to discuss the latest opportunities for pultrusion world-wide.  Don’t miss this chance to network and learn in Chicago!  
Who Should Attend?
Industry professionals from all segments are invited including: OEMs, Suppliers, Manufacturers, C-Suite/Senior Leaders, Engineers, Research & Development, Product Development.
 Join 150+ industry professionals and leaders, technicians, and engineers to discover, learn, and share! 
About Rosemont, IL (outside of Chicago, IL)
Rosemont, Illinois and nearby Chicago offer visitors endless options of things to do and places to explore. Rosemont has created a thriving mecca of tourism, entertainment, and convention and trade-show business, attracting visitors from around the world. Rosemont is conveniently located 5 minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. In Chicago, you can visit world-class museums, dine at one of our many Michelin-star restaurants, or catch a show in one of over 200 theaters. In Rosemont and nearby Chicago, there are always plenty of things to do, including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions. To learn more click here.
Have some free time? Check out what Chicago has to offer:
If you have some extra time before or after the conference, Chicago offers plenty of things to do including tours, spectator sports, shopping and other attractions.
  • The Skydeck Chicago - a one-stop Chicago experience with spectacular views. Step outside the tallest building, the Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!
  • Original Architecture Boat Tour - navigate through the heart of the city on the Chicago River, learn about the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique. 
  • Chicago Cubs Games - for baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are playing during the conference. The home opener is on Monday April 8th, with more home games scheduled for April 10 – 14.
  • Other options—check out the free Chicago Visitor Guide.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Demonstrate your company’s role in the pultrusion industry by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor. Various sponsorship and table top exhibit opportunities are a vailable. Opportunities  are limited and all sponsorship and exhibit space sold out in 2017, so reserve today!  
For more information, contact Alexis Dennis, Sales Representative, NTP Events, at adennis@ntpevents.com703-706-8216 for ACMA and Composite Manufacturing sales information and questions. Please note that NTP Events is the exclusive sales company for ACMA products. 


                                  Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!  





American Colors, Inc
AOC Aliancys
AXEL Plastics Research Laboratories, Inc

Chromaflo Technologies
Composites One

Interplastic Corporation
Kent Pultrusion
Lindau Chemicals, Inc
PART Consulting LLC
Romeo Engineering, Inc
Superior Huntingdon Composites, LLC
Technick Products, Inc

Conference Venue
Hyatt Rosemont 

6350 N River Rd

Rosemont, IL 60018, USA 



Registration Closed

Event Starts:
Monday, April 8, 2019
Event Ends:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Rosemont, IL (outside Chicago)

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