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April 2016

Reliable Plant 2016
April 5 - 7
Louisville, Kentucky

Now in its 17th year, Reliable Plant serves as the leading, annual conference and exhibition for machinery lubrication, oil analysis and reliability professionals. Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues and industry thought leaders in Louisville on April 5-7, 2016 at the Kentucky Convention Center. No other industry event offers extensive pre- and post-conference workshops, learning sessions and case studies covering today’s trends, technologies and issues. Attendees gain useful insight in multiple areas of lubrication, oil analysis and reliability. Register early and save!

Noria Machinery Lubrication I & Machinery Lubrication II Training Course
April 19 - 21
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Machinery Lubrication I (MLI) provides the foundational skillset for applying best lubrication practices and product knowledge. Through MLI, students can move away from the “old school” methods of vague, non-specific lubrication procedures and implement an excellent lubrication program in any industrial workplace. MLI students gain much more than pointers on lubricating a machine – they learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and testing lubricants to boost reliability and generate lasting results in machine efficiency/maintenance. They also gain better understanding of oil analysis, so they can align their efforts with those of maintenance professionals or oil analysis experts.

Machinery Lubrication II (ML II) covers advanced lubrication topics like lubricant selection, troubleshooting, predictive maintenance and more. Professionals who already understand the benefits and potential in excellent lubrication practices will greatly benefit from the “big picture” aspect of ML II; gaining the tools to make comprehensive improvements in the workplace that save big on time, money, and even storage space and training resources.

May 2016

Reliable Asset World
May 10 - 13
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Reliable Asset World, a conference designed to enhance knowledge of plant reliability and asset availability for plant engineers and maintenance professionals has been set for May 10-13, 2016 in Clearwater Beach Florida. “Reliable Asset World” will bring together reliability professionals from around the world to exchange ideas, network and attend informative presentations. Created by UE Systems Inc. as a platform for total plant asset reliability and maintenance, Reliable Asset World will be co-located with Ultrasound World XII.

A premier lineup of thought leaders in the asset reliability field will share cutting-edge knowledge and decades of experience with attendees, who will walk away armed with next-generation strategies to advance the asset reliability field. In addition to educational sessions, exhibitors will be on hand to showcase the latest products and solutions. Conference registration is $995 (USD), and those who register before February 15th will receive an early-bird discount. One conference registration provides admission to both Reliable asset World and Ultrasound World programs. More information will be listed on the conference website:

Mainstream Conference
May 22 - 25
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Texas

Maintenance and reliability have moved beyond their operational role and are fast transforming into a core, focused and disciplined strategic business function. The Mainstream Conference brings together the best and the brightest to discuss this transformation. Discover how to maximize asset health and drive operational performance through leadership, technology, ideas and innovations. Mainstream features over 40 presentations that highlight best practices for solving today's most pressing reliability, maintenance, asset management and operations challenges. Plus, take away solutions to immediately improve your bottom line from the leading service and technology providers in the exhibition hall. You will leave Mainstream with a network of professionals that you can call on throughout the year. Register with promo code PlantServices2016 to receive up to $600 off the standard conference rate. For more information visit Call (877) 411-4675 for special team pricing.

June 2016

Honeywell Users Group Americas
June 19 - 26
San Antonio, Texas

The Honeywell Users Group (HUG) event has a long tradition of customer led knowledge. Learn how your industry peers solve similar problems, attend valuable and relevant training courses and network with colleagues and leading experts. Join us for roundtables on topics such as migration, cyber security, alarm management, and more. You’ll have many opportunities to gain knowledge. As part of your registration, you can attend training on numerous topics. For more information visit

September 2016

Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS)
September 12 - 15
Houston, Texas

The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS) serves as the premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in both pump and turbomachinery industries. TPS 2016 will be held September 12-15, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The annual event combines a world-class program with an international exhibit hall; last year, attracting more than 5,500 people and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries.

The Symposia’s world-class technical program, presented by engineers and selected by an advisory committee of industry experts, includes topics such as maintenance, design, and troubleshooting, as well as short case studies describing in-the-field problems and their real-world solutions. A cutting-edge exhibit hall hosts booths of leading companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pumping and turbomachinery industries. There, companies display full-size equipment and present advancements in technology and emerging industry trends.Finally, countless networking opportunities pervade the event, making TPS 2016 an event you can’t afford to miss.

The Symposia is organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Texas A&M University System. The Advisory Committee Chairman is Dr. Dara Childs, Turbomachinery Laboratory Director.

To find out more, visit

October 2016

National Robot Safety Conference
October 17 - 19
Cincinnati, Ohio

Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will be holding their 28th annual National Robot Safety Conference (NRSC) October 17-19, 2016, followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (ICRW) October 20, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Westin Hotel.

This year’s NRSC will feature presentations with updates on the Robot Safety Standards and the R15.06 Standard, related TRs, as well as an introduction to the ISO/ TS 15066. The conference will see presentations covering technology applied to safety with industrial robots and robot systems, safeguarding and risk assessment as well as the main differences, and overlaps, between collaborative and mobile robot systems. Exhibiting hours take place Tuesday, October 18 from 11:45 AM to 2:15 PM. To visit the full agenda for NRSC 2016 please visit the website.

SMRP 24th Annual Conference
October 17 - 20
Jacksonville, Florida

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to serve leaders and advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. With over 3,000 certificants and 4,500 members worldwide, SMRP provides a vast array of benefits, including international affiliations, domestic public and private partnerships, educational opportunities, Body of Knowledge resources, an ANSI-accredited certification, plus local and global networking events. The SMRP Annual Conference attracts audiences from all over the world for multiple days of presentations from industry leaders and networking opportunities. Held in a different city each year throughout the U.S., this event is the perfect opportunity for companies to reach customers, prospective employees and industry partners.

International Collaborative Robots Workshop
October 20
Cincinnati, Ohio

Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will be holding their 28th annual National Robot Safety Conference (NRSC) October 17-19, 2016, followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (ICRW) October 20, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Westin Hotel.

ICRW, the one-day workshop taking place on October 20, will feature an overview of collaborative robots as well as various topics pertaining to safety while working with collaborative robot applications. Additional talks will present the collaborative robot end-users and suppliers perspective in terms of using the technologies and customer applications of collaborative robots. The workshop ends with a two-hour Reception and Tabletop Exhibit. To visit the full agenda for ICRW 2016 please visit the website.

November 2016

7th Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit
November 14 - 15
San Diego, CA

This cross sector Summit features an abundance of real-life case studies all geared to provide you with practical, manufacturing and operational lessons.

You’ll develop your lean and OpEx strategies to streamline your production process and reduce costs whilst early and late stage implementation talks on digital manufacturing will help you move towards the future and explore the full possibilities of the Internet of Things.

The advanced leadership stream will challenge you to look at your workforce and put plans in place to ensure you are ready for the future. You’ll also gain tips on how to increase current employee engagement and productivity.

December 2016

CI Energy Group’s 15th Annual Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference
December 6 - 7
Calgary, Canada

Learn, engage and share strategies with experts and peers who are passionate about turnaround excellence.

The Shutdowns Turnarounds Superconference is one event you can’t afford to miss, where the major players in the turnaround community gather to exchange information, compare processes, and learn from others who have been through times of volatility and unprecedented change. Get techniques you won’t find anywhere else as you interact with industry experts, contractors, and suppliers from across Canada and the US. This year’s event covers new strategies from companies including Shell Canada, PotashCorp-Geismar, ConocoPhillips, Lucite International, Honeywell, LyondellBasell, Phillips 66 and many others, with sessions focused on:

  • Scope management and how to avoid scope creep
  • Robust planning techniques
  • Cost management strategies for on-budget projects
  • Effective leadership skills in times of uncertainty
  • New techniques for significant process improvement
  • Best practices and tools for improved employee development

Plant Services readers SAVE 10% on registration. Mention discount code D10-349-349CX02. Email or call 1-877-927-7936.

Power-Gen International
December 13 - 15
Orlando, Florida

Attend the World’s Largest Power Generation Event

POWER-GEN International focuses on the industry's latest innovations, technical trends and business strategies. POWER-GEN International includes a broad range of qualified power professionals with the power to purchase. Throughout the years, POWER-GEN International has covered it all, providing a world stage for the innovations, ideas and solutions that have formed our industry. With more than 20,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibitors, there's simply no other place to be for education, networking and new business development.

More than 200 industry experts will present new solutions and innovations for the future in more than 40 conference sessions broken up in 12 tracks offering full conference attendees a chance to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH).

The conference sessions are organized into the multiple concurrent session tracks below:

  • Energy Storage
  • Emissions Control
  • Gas Turbine Technologies
  • Industry Trends / Competitive Power Generation
  • On-Site Power
  • Plant Performance
  • Power Project Financing
  • The Digital Power Plant

As a part of Power Generation Week, POWER-GEN International attendees gain instant access to Renewable Energy World International, NUCLEAR POWER International, and COAL-GEN and also have an opportunity to upgrade to the GenForum.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

February 2017

Presenting the 21st Annual ARC Industry Forum Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
February 6-9
Orlando, Florida

How will disruptive technologies change existing products and plants? How will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains? Is digitalization a threat to cybersecurity and, if so, how can the risk be mitigated? How ‘smart’ are smart machines, and what benefit will these bring? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services? What software capabilities are needed to achieve transformational change? Which industries are already changing? What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking? Join us at the 21st annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

April 2017

Reliable Plant 2017
April 25 - 27
Columbus, Ohio

Now in its 18th year, Reliable Plant serves as the leading annual conference and exhibition for industrial machinery lubrication, oil analysis and reliability professionals. Join more than 1,000 of your colleagues and industry thought leaders in Columbus on April 25-27, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. No other industry event offers extensive pre- and post-conference workshops, panels, roundtables, learning sessions and case studies covering today’s trends, technologies and issues. Attendees gain useful insight in multiple areas of lubrication, oil analysis and reliability. Register early and save!.