The symposium will be held as part of the 16th International Specialized Exhibition "Powder Metallurgy 2017", which will take place in Minsk together with the exhibitions "Metalworking", "Welding and Cutting" and International Specialized Salon "Corrosion protection. Coatings." The symposium has its aims as follows: discussing the scientific bases of surface engineering (including materials science, functional coatings and surfaces, tribology, repair, restoration and strengthening of parts, etc.); finding solutions to urgent problems of creating new powder composite materials; exchange of the scientific results and research experience in the field of powder metallurgy, surface engineering, development and application of new composite materials and welding; popularization of modern achievements of Belarusian scientists; search for new applications of powder metallurgy technology; establishing contacts between scientists from different countries and publication of the scientific results of technological research of leading scientists.
Leading professionals from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Romania will take part in the symposium. In particular: scientists and specialists of the NAS of Belarus and of universities of Belarus, representatives of the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Construction and Architecture and others. Among the foreign participants there are employees of the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS" (Moscow), the NASU Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science (Kiev); the Petrozavodsk State University (the Republic of Karelia) and others. The symposium participants will have an opportunity to present information about their developments and expand business contacts. The symposium will strengthen the leading positions of the Belarusian school of powder materials science and surface engineering. It will allow to discuss the possibilities of conducting joint research with foreign participants, and to find potential consumers of scientific and technical products.