Global Alliance 
of Rapid Prototyping 
Associations

The Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA), and its annual meeting, the Global Summit, were formed to encourage the exchange of information across international borders. GARPA members from around the world participate in activities that include technical presentations at industry conferences, business meetings and social events, and the publication of articles, case studies, and newsletters. GARPA's website is at www.garpa.org.

GARPA Members:

Global Summit 2012 Host: France

Global Summit
2012: Paris, France
2011: Leiria, Portugal
2010: Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2009: Frankfurt, Germany
2008: Beijing, China 
2007: Leiria, Portugal
2006: Helsinki, Finland
2005: Leiria, Portugal
2004: Bloemfontein, South Africa
2003: Birmingham, England
2002: Beijing, China
2001: Stellenbosch, South Africa
2000: Paris, France
1999: Chicago, Illinois, USA
1998: Dearborn, Michigan, USA

GARPA Advisors and Founders:
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Ian Gibson, National University of Singapore

Press Releases
September 2004
EuroMold 2004 to Spotlight the Future of RP for Conceptual Design and Series Production
October 2003
EuroMold 2003 to Feature Conference on Worldwide Advances and Setbacks in Rapid Prototyping
August 2002
EuroMold to Feature Conference on Worldwide Advances in Rapid and High-Performance Tooling
August 2002
Wohlers to Discuss Rapid Prototyping in Beijing, China
December 2001
GARPA Members Meet in South Africa and Germany
September 2001
Wohlers to Keynote Conference in South Africa; Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA) Scheduled to Meet at Event
August 2001
EuroMold to Feature Conference on New Developments and Trends in Rapid Prototyping
October 2000
EuroMold 2000 to Feature Roger Spielman of Boeing's Rocketdyne
August 2000
EuroMold 2000 to Feature International Conference on Rapid Production 
July 1999
EuroMold '99 to Feature Conference on Rapid Tooling's Benefits & Risks
May 1998  
Global Summit Focuses on Rapid Prototyping in 13 Regions of the World