"We will gather the entire value chain and, especially, manufacturers and end users of composites," says Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO.

"Until today, the events dedicated to our industry were mostly attended by suppliers of raw materials. We need to expand our range of action and demonstrate, in an organised and professional way, our ability to create solutions to the market in general.”

Lima is also president of the Brazilian Composite Materials Association ( ABMACO ), which was responsible for the creation of ALMACO.

ALMACO was established this September.