2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Letter from the 2004 TMS President

March 14-18 · 2004 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Charlotte, North Carolina


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Dear Colleague,

With a distinguished history dating back to 1871 and the founding of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), TMS is firmly established as the preeminent professional society dedicated to promoting the research and implementation of materials science and engineering technology. For more than a century, TMS has been disseminating vital technical information to those who are responsible for the development of new technologies and enhancement of current technology.

Although TMS is steeped in history, the continuous focus is on the future of materials science. There is no better place to learn about the latest materials science and engineering technologies than the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. This is where you can join more than 3,500 science and engineering professionals, representing 60 different countries, to share the same mission: promoting the global science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals, and materials.

The technical sessions come alive through the exhibit, which showcases the latest technological advances. Those who attend, whether to buy or to sell, often find new ways to strengthen their business edge, while discovering innovative solutions for their current challenges.

TMS exhibitors receive full TMS staff support and assistance in promotion of the event, planning their exhibits and on-site tasks at the Annual Meeting. TMS strives to continue and increase “value added” services for exhibitors. Complimentary customer exhibit passes for you to personally invite your prospects and clients, on-line exhibitor service area, and promotional packages for all budgets are just a few of the services that come as a benefit to exhibiting with TMS. In addition, TMS makes every effort possible to promote the exhibit and assure you that the prospects you are looking for will be there.

I hope that you will take advantage of this premier opportunity to display your products and services and to expand your contacts with potential new customers in 2004. I am certain that the technologies, inventions, and innovations that will shape the future of the materials world will continue to be introduced at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Thank you for your support of TMS, and we look forward to seeing you at the opening of the exhibit!


Dan Thoma
TMS President


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