Events Calendar Events Calendar Submit an event to see your occasion featured on Plant Services' Events Calendar. February 2015 SolidWorks WorldFebruary 8-11Phoenix, ArizonaSOLIDWORKS World 2015 will be held February 8-11, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn how you can work faster and be more efficient. Choose from over 200 technical breakout sessions led by SOLIDWORKS users and industry experts. Network with other SOLIDWORKS users, Solution Partners, resellers, and SOLIDWORKS employees. Explore the latest in 3D design and technology, offered by more than 100 exhibitors in the SOLIDWORKS Partner Pavilion. Presenting the 19th Annual ARC Industry Forum - Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected WorldFebruary 9-12Orlando, Florida What does it mean to be information-driven? New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, intelligent embedded systems, network connectivity, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization are beginning to disrupt and radically change the way companies do business. An information-driven enterprise leverages these new technology solutions to improve business processes, achieve agility, and sustain a competitive edge. Join us to learn how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions. For more information, please visit: www.arcweb.com/events/arc-industry-forum-orlando/ MarConFebruary 23-26Knoxville, TennesseeJoin us as we look at “R&M Implementation…From Start to Winning” at the 19th annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference. MARCON 2015 will be held February 23rd – 26th, in Knoxville, Tennessee. MARCON’s intimate size allows you the opportunity to collaborate one-on-one with the presenters, exhibitors and other attendees. Join us as companies share their best practices, and information on new and emerging technologies, methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management. This conference is a forum for all — practitioners, specialists, managers, educators, students, and even the new and uninitiated. March 2015 ABB Automation and Power WorldMarch 2-5Houston, TexasWhether it’s collaborating with experts about new ways to strengthen your business or learning about new innovations in technology and smarter devices that can help your operations run more efficiently, we have it all at ABB Automation & Power World 2015: Harnessing the power of change. SAP-Centric EAMMarch 8-11Hyatt Regency - Huntington Beach, California Now in its eleventh year, SAP-Centric EAM has become a go-to for the EAM community to stay current on innovative solutions and critical strategies for Enterprise Asset Management in conjunction with SAP PM. This year’s event features proven best practices that have been implemented at asset-intensive organizations across industries and functions. Hear inspiring insights from thought-leaders, innovators and experts at keynote presentations, workshops and 50+ sessions. Network with leading technology and services partners on the exhibit floor, and get a closer look at select solutions and services with featured demos. For more information and to find out how you can save on your registration visit www.sap-centric-eam.com. National Fluid Power Association Annual ConferenceMarch 11-13San Diego, CaliforniaNFPA’s Annual Conference is the event where leaders and partners from across the entire fluid power supply chain come together to build and renew business and personal relationships through a variety of networking opportunities…hosted receptions, closing event, networking breaks, and roundtable discussions; experience thought-provoking presentations by leading speakers focused on creating an atmosphere for technology and organizational innovation, and business competitiveness; and participate in shaping the future of NFPA—your industry association—by attending committee and council meetings. GlobalConMarch 17-18Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDecision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. GLOBALCON 2015, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies. ProMatMarch 23-26Chicago, IllinoisProMat 2015, held March 23-26, 2015 at Chicago’s McCormick Place South, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America. ProMat provides attendees access to the latest material handling and logistics equipment and technologies. April 2015 Reliable Plant 2015April 21 - 23Cleveland, Ohio Now in its 16th 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 Cleveland, OH on April 21-23, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center. No other industry event offers extensive pre-conference workshops and learning sessions covering today’s trends, technologies and issues. Attendees gain useful insight in multiple areas of lubrication, oil analysis and reliability. May 2015 IFS WorldMay 5-7Boston, MassachusettsChange: Don’t just adapt to it, capitalize on it. At IFS World Conference 2015 agile, innovative software, over 100 Breakout sessions, premium-value training, and IFS customers and partners from around the world all come together — to expand and focus your business vision. So get closer to your business, see new opportunities to stay ahead in an ever-changing world. InfraMationMay 12-14Nashville, TennesseeInfraMation 2015 will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel May 12 - 14, 2015, with an optional pre-conference training day on May 11. Join other thermal imaging experts to learn the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications, and make valuable connections. June 2015 Reliable Asset World/Ultrasound WorldJune 2-5Clearwater, FloridaThis conference will once again bring together reliability professionals from around the globe to discuss best practices in Asset Reliability. Knowing that safe and successful organizations are grown from a strong and unwavering Reliability program this conference aims to enhance your current efforts while providing you with new and innovative ways to increase production, decrease downtime, and take your program one step closer to achieving world class results! With a top notch line-up of presentations from thought leaders in Asset Reliability paired with numerous networking opportunities and featured solution providers showcasing their expertise, this conference will provide you with everything you need to make a positive difference upon returning to your facility. Mainstream ConferenceJune 7-9Westin - Westminster, Colorado The Mainstream Conference is the reliability and maintenance conference for companies who want to drive asset health, operational performance and peak profitability through people, leadership and culture. Mainstream fosters learning, collaboration and networking in an interactive experience rather than a sit-and-listen conference. The event delivers three days of content focused on delivering best practices to empower your initiatives, opportunities and drive excellence across your organization. Hear inspiring insights from asset management experts, top practitioners, leaders and innovators at nine keynote addresses and 50+ sessions. Plus, the dynamic exhibit floor highlights leading technology and service partners who are serious about helping you make the smartest business and IT investments. Join the global cross-functional and cross-industry community June 7-10, 2015, in Westin Westminster, Colorado, just outside of Denver. For more information and to find out how you can save on your registration, visit www.mainstreamconference.com/na. September 2015 Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS)September 14-17Houston, TexasThe Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (TPS) serves as the premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in both pump and turbomachinery industries. TPS 2015 will be held September 14-17, 2015 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, it attracted more than 6,200 people and over 340 exhibiting companies from 50 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 2015 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. Registration open now. October 2015 Smart Industry Conference & ExpoOctober 6-8Chicago, IllinoisThe Smart Industry Conference & Expo is the leading industry event and online community dedicated to the emerging Industrial Internet. This year's inaugural conference will be the best opportunity for executives from the most innovative companies to come together to network with peers, view demos of evolving technologies that bring the Internet further into the industrial sector than ever before. For more information on the conference, visit www.smartindustry.com. SMRP 23rd Annual ConferenceOctober 12-15Cincinnati, OhioThe Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is gearing up for the 23rd Annual Conference, and we want you and your colleagues to join us in Cincinnati, OH, October 12-15 for the premier conference for physical asset management education. Along with track sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking events, this year's conference will also feature a keynote presentation from multi-generational relations and workplace communications expert Cam Marston. For more information on the conference, visit www.smrp.org/conference. November 2015 Rockwell Automation FairNovember 18-19Chicago, Illinois February 2016 20th Annual ARC Industry ForumFebruary 8 - 11Orlando, FloridaIndustrial companies are beginning to move beyond the computer-enhanced business models of the late twentieth century. Many are embracing new models that take advantage of intelligent connected products coupled with potent software and analytics. Expect to see innovations in smarter products, new service and operating models, new production techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing. Also anticipate changes throughout the value network with new partners and new opportunities, along with new competitors and new threats. Expressed using terms such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0, Digitization, and Connected Enterprise, these concepts are clearly moving past the hype stage to the point where real solutions are emerging backed by strong associated business cases. How will inexpensive, easy-to-install sensors change existing products and plants? Will cyber security concerns impede disruptive innovation? What kind of intelligence will machines have and what value will this bring? What role will Wi-Fi and LTE play? How do Big Data and predictive and prescriptive analytics enable operational change? What is the opportunity 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 20th annual ARC Industry Forum to learn more about how this industrial transformation will unfold. Discover what other companies are doing today to prepare for the new age of industrial innovation and how they expect to improve their business performance by doing so. For more information, click here.