NanoCommerce 2004 Attracts International Participation

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from 10
 countries will participate in NanoCommerce 2004, October 5 - 7 at Chicago's
 McCormick Place.  NanoCommerce is the leading nanotech business conference and
 trade show in the U.S.  It is focused on real nanotech products, partners and
 business strategy.
     The most significant overseas presence will be from UK Trade & Investment
 (UKTI), which is bringing eight nanotech companies from the UK to NanoCommerce
 2004.  Japan is also well represented.
     "The objectives of this first major nanotechnology initiative by UKTI in
 the US market are to assist the UK companies in developing business
 relationships with American companies, and to promote inward investment into
 the UK," said Ray Pimentel, Vice Consul (Trade) at the British Consulate-
 General Chicago.
     UK Trade & Investment is a Global Partner Sponsor of the event, a Luncheon
 Sponsor and a Reception sponsor.  NanoCommerce 2004 is pleased that HM Consul
 General Andrew Seaton will be making a short presentation about the UK -- and
 then introducing the keynote luncheon speaker from Hewlett-Packard.  HP has a
 significant presence in the UK.
     The UK companies address a broad range of nanotechnology applications
 including materials (quantum dots, catalysts, metal oxide particles),
 electronics, health, energy, and tools.  The trade mission also demonstrates
 the geographic diversity of the UK's strengths in science and technology, with
 seven of nine English regions represented by the group.  The UK mission
 participants are:
     *  Dr. Jonathan Halls, Strategic Technology Planner, Cambridge Display
 Technology Ltd, Cambridge
     *  Dr. Isaac Chang, Managing Director, Metal Nanopowders Ltd, Birmingham
     *  Tim Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Cientifica Ltd, London and
 Director, NanoSight Ltd, Salisbury
     *  Dr. Gareth Wakefield, Vice President Research, Oxonica Ltd, Kidlington
     *  Dr. Rob Neat, Chief Executive Officer, Nanotecture Ltd, Southampton
     *  Dr. Nigel Pickett, Technical Director, Nanoco Ltd, Manchester
     *  Dr. Peter Stephenson, Managing Director, Sefton Technologies Ltd,
     UK Trade & Investment is the UK Government organization that supports both
 companies in the UK trading internationally and overseas enterprises seeking
 to locate in the UK.
     For more information on NanoCommerce 2004, visit .
     NanoCommerce 2004 is produced by Small Times Media, supported by the
 NanoBusiness Alliance and managed by Scientific Meetings.  In its second year,
 NanoCommerce 2004 will be held October 5-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
 Sponsors include Nanophase Technologies, The Analytiq Group, UK Trade &
 Investment, Ceriumlabs, Nanofilm, Ardesta, Zyvex, mPhase, NanoInk, Brinks
 Hofer Gilson and Lione, Wildman Harrold, and Winstead.
     The NanoBusiness Alliance is the national advocacy and business
 organization for the emerging nanotech industry
 ( ).  Small Times Media is the leading source of
 business news and information about micro and nanotechnology
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