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Knowledge Opportunities Abound at ConExpo-Con/AGG, IFPE

With so many industry experts gathered in one place, ConExpo 2014 will present an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends.

Wed January 08, 2014 - National Edition
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Comprehensive education programs at ConExpo-Con/AGG and IFPE 2014 will help attendees sharpen their professional skills and improve their businesses’ efficiency and productivity, all vital to stay competitive in the marketplace.

Industry experts will share the latest operational techniques and management strategies, with sessions offered at varying times throughout the shows for attendees to maximize their time on site.

The co-located ConExpo-Con/AGG and IFPE expositions will be held March 4 to 8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas; they are the global gathering place every three years for the construction, construction materials and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries.

ConExpo-Con/AGG 2014 Education — 10 Targeted Tracks

ConExpo-Con/AGG 2014 education offers 120 sessions across 10 tracks to target the full range of attendee interests, including equipment management and maintenance, safety and regulations, recycling and preservation, earthmoving and site development, business management best practices, and workforce development, plus aggregates, asphalt, concrete, and cranes and rigging.

A new education ticket plan allows more flexibility for attendees to choose sessions on site.

Allied industry groups also will offer training and certification programs in conjunction with the shows.

IFPE 2014 Education — Application- and Research-Based

IFPE 2014 education provides both application-based and research-driven sessions, targeted to several levels of expertise and interest, with the latest information crucial for engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing processes.

The IFPE Technical Conference features the latest research developments in the fluid power industry. The emphasis is new technologies and methods related to improved analysis, design, manufacture and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets. Special keynote presentations are included. One registration allows access to more than 80 presentations and the keynotes and includes a flash drive with conference Proceedings. Certificates for PDH or CEUs are available.

IFPE “College-Level Courses” are half-day sessions focused on hands-on technical knowledge on fluid power and hydraulics, with four to be offered: overview of fluid power systems, sizing a hydrostatic transmission using calculations, condition monitoring of hydraulic fluids, and design of hybrid systems. Receive discounted pricing when taking more than one course.

A new Fluid Power Seminar Series is free to all attendees and will present practical information to help them better understand the operation of hydraulic and pneumatic components, circuits, and systems. Eight sessions will be offered, including best practices in mobile hydraulic maintenance, reducing leakage and its environment impact, contamination management in hydraulic systems, electronic control of mobile hydraulics, and troubleshooting excavators, loader backhoes and aerial lifts. The series is presented by Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.

“In addition to the exhibits on the show floor, this is where our attendees find the knowledge they need to better run their businesses and increase their ROI,” said ConExpo Show Director Megan Tanel.

“Our educators know first-hand the challenges attendees face; knowledge of the latest processes and product innovations is key for success,” said IFPE Show Director Melissa Magestro.

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