Tampa Bay&Company is looking forward to hosting the American Composites Manufacturers Association's 2009 Convention & Trade Show this weekend. The annual tradeshow will take place at the Tampa Convention Center and meeting delegates will be staying in Tampa's downtown hotels. We are expecting up to 5,000 attendees from Saturday, Jan. 10 through Friday, Jan. 16. The estimated economic impact which is mostly from attendee spending, is expected to be around $1.8 million.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) represents 850 of approximately 3000 composites manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. ACMA provides a forum for the composites industry to develop and enhance shared opportunities and address common challenges. To learn more about ACMA, visit their Web site at www.ACMAnet.org

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