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In November, the London Metal Exchange (LME) will travel North America to deliver training on its plastics futures. Stops include Chicago (Nov. 10-12) and Houston (Nov. 13-14), and the course features an introduction to the LME, an introduction to hedging with futures, and LME regulation and compliance.

Industrial vision supplier Cognex (Natick, MA) is hosting a Traceability Solutions Seminar to instruct attendees on part traceability for factory automation. Events run from mid-October through mid-December, with 15 U.S. and Canadian stops. More information is available here: http://www.cognex.com/WorkingWithCognex/SeminarsWorkshops/seminar.aspx?s=3452.

IPACK-IMA (March 24-28, 2009; Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy), which is now collocated with Grafitalia, Converflex, and Plast, is stressing international flavor and industry integration for its next event. Held every three years, the last event in 2006 saw 25% of its attendees come from outside Italy, originating from 124 countries. The organizer, IPACK-IMA Spa has undertaken road shows in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, UAE, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Turkey to draw interest, with 120 international buyers from 24 national delegations already confirmed—twice as many as the last edition, according to IPACK-IMA. The 2006 edition featured 1500 exhibitors and around 50,000 visitors.

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