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21st - 23rd April 2020 - International Tin Association Conference, Toronto, Canada
This event returned to Canada for the first time since 2010.  The biennial International Tin Conference is an unmissable highlight of the tin calendar and moves from continent to continent.

This event will open with a cocktail reception, followed by two days of conference sessions and a Gala Dinner at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Cognition AM have sourced the venues and services for this conference and will supply full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event.

Previous Events


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Conferences

Meetings

Workshops

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Conferences

From our very first event in 1999 to date, we have been very busy building successful events and raising our client’s profile within their industry.


11 - 13 June 2019 - International Institute of Obsolescence Management Conference & Exhibition - London, UK 

This three day event comprised a one day workshop followed by two days of conference sessions with a trade exhibition adjacent to the conference room.  The event offered lots of networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner on a Thames Riverboat.

 A higher International delegate attendance is expected as a result of an increased interest in setting up International Chapters of IIOM.

Cognition AM supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event to provide on-site services.

Previous IIOM/COG Conferences run by Cognition:

20 - 22nd June 2017 2nd IIOM International Conference & Exhibition - Bristol, UK
16 - 18 June 2015   1st
  IIOM Conference - Edinburgh, UK (name change COG to IIOM)
25 - 27 June 2013 8th COG International Conference - York, UK
25 - 27 June 2011 7th COG International Conference - York, UK
29 June – 1 July 2009 6th COG International Conference – Cambridge, UK
12 -14 July 2007 5th COG International Conference – Cambridge, UK
28 – 30 June 2005 4th COG International Conference – Cardiff, UK
19 – 22 May 2003 3rd COG International Conference – Glasgow, UK
8 – 9 March 2001 2nd COG International Conference – London, UK
8 – 9 November 1999 1st COG International Conference – London, UK

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23 - 25 April 2018 - International Tin Conference 2018 - Budapest, Hungary

The biennial International Tin Conference has grown over the years to become the unmissable highlight of the tin calendar, regularly drawing over 250 delegate from across the industry.  This event was the first held in Europe for over a decade.

This event will opened with a cocktail reception, followed by two days of conference sessions and a Dinner Cruise on the River Danube.  There was also an optional networking tour that visited many of the beautiful sights in Budapest. 

Cognition AM have sourced the venues and services for this conference, organised customs clearance for conference materials, and supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event.

Previous International Tin  Conferences run by Cognition:
26 - 28 April 2016 International Tin Conference - Lima, Peru
13 - 15 May 2014 International Tin Conference - Penang, Malaysia
24 - 26 April 2012 International Tin Conference – Cape Town, South Africa
17 – 19 May 2010 International Tin Conference – Vancouver, Canada   


21 - 24 September 2019 Asia Tin Week, Kunming, China

The Asia Tin Week included the ITRI Asia Tin Summit, China Solder Technology Forum and Futures Market and Hedging Seminar. The event offered lots of networking opportunities at the Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, SHFE Visit and visit to Yu Gardens.  

Cognition AM built the international delegate conference website including delegate registration, managed the international speaker programme, all international marketing.

Previous Asia Tin Week Conferences run by Cognition:
18 - 20 May 2015 China International Tin Forum - Shanghai, China
23 - 25 March 2013 China International Tin Forum - Kunming, China
25 - 27 March 2011 China International Tin Forum - Hangzhou, China (new event)

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4 - 6 October 2016 International Tinplate Conference - Kensington, London

This two day conference and exhibition included a drinks reception followed by a networking dinner with table to table magician. 

Cognition AM supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event to provide on-site services.

Previous Tinplate Conferences run by Cognition:
5 - 7 November 2012 International Tinplate Conference - Barcelona, Spain

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23 - 25 Sept 2014 12th European CMSE – Portsmouth, UK

This is the premier conference on the Engineering, Design, and Application of Electronic Components in Military & Space Systems. This event comprised a table top exhibition, a drinks reception, a workshop followed by two days of conference, including a conference dinner.

Cognition AM supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event to provide on-site services.

Previous CMSE Conferences also run by Cognition:
25 - 27 June 2012 1 1th European CMSE – Portsmouth, UK
22 - 24 June 2010 10th European CMSE – Portsmouth, UK
10 - 12 June 2008 9th  European CMSE – Portsmouth, UK
27 - 29 June 2006 8th European CMSE – Portsmouth, UK

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17 June 2014 Conflicts Minerals Conference - Elstree, UK

This was a new event owned by Cognition AM Ltd. The European Commission released its long expected draft Regulation on Responsible Conflict Minerals Sourcing on 5th March 2014, proposing a voluntary self-certification scheme supported by due diligence for importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. Our one day conference ‘ Managing Conflict Mineral Issues in a Non-Consumer Environment’ was designed to address how this new legislation could affect your company along with a number of other pressing issues. Click here to view details

Cognition AM supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event to provide on-site services.

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  5 - 6 March 2013 Soldertec Launch Event – Windsor, UK

This launch event was a one day conference, preceded by a networking dinner. The event was also live streamed to participants around the world.

Cognition AM supplied full event management services for all aspects of this conference including staff at the event to provide on-site services.

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Meetings

Cognition AM organise the IIOM UK Chapter Members meetings, the UKWF Regional Meetings and FNET All Member Meetings and committee meetings .

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IIOM member meetings (Previously COG)

These are like mini conferences with speakers and discussion group leaders giving the latest updates on industry related “hot topics”. The meeting day is preceded by a members networking dinner the evening before. Cognition source the speakers, co-ordinate members registrations, market the meeting to industry guests and handle their registration, negotiate venues and provide staff at the event and all the documentation for the day. All information is then loaded onto clients’ website for members to access.

IIOM Member meetings have been arranged at Hotels, Member sites and Military Bases. Previous venues include:

  • 19/20 February 2018 Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes
  • 6/7 November 2017 Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke
  • 27/28 February 2017 Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes
  • 24/25 October 2016 Hilton Hotel, Northampton
  • 13/14 June 2016 Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes
  • 22/23 February 2016 National Motor Cycle Museum, Solihull
  • 5/6 October 2015 Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke
  • 16/17 February 2015 MOD Abbeywood, Bristol

UKWF  Regional Member meetings 

Cognition organise speakers and discussion group leaders giving the latest updates on industry topics and Legal Metrology matters. We co-ordinate members registrations, market the meeting to industry guests and handle their registration, negotiate venues and provide staff at the event and all the documentation for the day. All information is then loaded onto clients’ website for members to access.

UKWF Regional meetings have been arranged at Hotels, Member sites and other venues . Previous venues include:

2019  National Motorbike Museum, Solihull
2016 Duxford, Cambridge
2015 National Space Centre, Leicester

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Workshops

COG Workshops

These workshops were run by Industry Specialists presenting Electronics Obsolescence related topics and were intended to give the opportunity for in-depth discussion of obsolescence related topics. The workshops were interactive, with presentations in the morning and team exercises and discussion sessions in the afternoon.

Cognition AM managed these since their inception in 2001 until 2013 when they were discontinued in favour of Endorsed training courses by external suppliers. 
We handled the sourcing of speakers, delegate registration, venue negotiation, all course materials and attend the workshops to facilitate the presentations and registration.

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