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AMI's artificial grass 2014 conference moves to Spain
The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum will take place 18-20 February 2014 in Barcelona
AMI has lined up an exceptional programme this year with high level presenters from the industry. All sports aspects will be represented with speakers covering issues about football, hockey, rugby and mini-football.
Participants will hear about the new test methods to improve player experience of football turf with FIFA's presentation, as well as IRB's priorities for artificial grass with a paper from the International Rugby Board. The International Hockey Federation will discuss the future evolution of hockey pitches and related performance criteria and the president of the European Mini Football Federation will cover the development benefits for his sport.
The programme also includes several keynote papers giving an insight into an expert municipal buyer's perspective with a presentation from Mr. Gerrit de Koe, Team Manager Outdoor Accomodations and Director/Owner Sports Advice Amsterdam at Sport Adviesamsterdam, and a paper about quality turf in the Netherlands from Ing. Patrick Balemans, Policy Advisor "Facilities" for KNVB.
Other topics will focus on the latest developments in materials with papers such as metallocene polyethylene for high toughness grass yarn by Total, advances in polyurethane by Dow Chemical and testing infill performance by Terra Sports Technology B.V. The Synthetic Turf Council will give their vision of synthetic turf future innovation while the European Synthetic Turf Organisation will talk about how to make a difference and changing perception through communication, marketing and education. Weathering issues and weather testing will be discussed by Americhem Europe Ltd. and Bonar Yarns.
Other companies speaking at the event include The Toro Company, Sekisui Alveo (Benelux) B.V. speaking on behalf of the ESTO Shockpad WG, Labosport International, and Shaw Sports Turf.
The conference will close with a presentation from Jon Nash, Head of Strategic Research at AMI Consulting about the changing world of artificial turf.
The event, sponsored by Dow, is now recognised as the key place to be for the industry to meet every year and usually attracts over 150 participants from around the world.
THE GRASS YARN & TUFTERS FORUM 2014 will be held at the Fira Palace Hotel, Barcelona, Spain from 18-20 February 2014. For further information please go to AMI's website at www.amiconferences.com or call Jenny Skinner, Senior Conference Organiser on +44 (0) 117 924 9442 or email: email@example.com.
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