Alerts For This Year

A look at the opening two months of 2017 in trade shows

2017 is here.  Popular sentiment suggests that plenty of Americans were yearning to see that last digit change. 2016 was, if nothing else, all over the place. It’s not fair to say it was brutal for everyone. But it was most certainly eventful.

So for people looking to focus on work in the new year, a few alerts:

  1. The calendar year brings a new slate of trade shows, large and small, broad and nuanced. Beginning with the opening two months, there are shows across the country. If you want an excuse to spend some time in Florida and still gather valuable industry contacts, the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo takes place in Tampa Jan 16-18, followed by Motor & Drive Systems 2017 in Orlando on the 18th and 19th. The two cities are less than a two hour drive from one another, so catching at least a day of both is feasible. As January gives way to February, two major shows will take place in two major cities: AHR Expo in Vegas (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), and Distributech in San Diego (Jan. 31-Feb. 2). All things in the world of advanced manufacturing world will be on hand at UBS’ Advanced Manufacturing Expo & Conference in Anaheim, Calif., from Feb. 7-9. Lastly, NRECA’s annual conference will also take place in San Diego this year, rounding out the month with events from February 23 to March 1. The organization could hold a crucial foothold to the future of electrical distribution in rural areas.
  2. Key dates for EMCW in Milwaukee. Digest submission deadline is 1/15. Paper decision notification is 2/17. The show itself will be held at the Milwaukee Center, May 10 & 11.
  3. Californians get a chance for recognition at the 5th Annual Summit of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire, the largest event of its kind in Southern California. This year’s summit and awards will be held at the Ontario Convention Center on February 3, 2017. The E=mc² Innovation Awards will be presented to “local manufacturers who submit the best innovations that result in tangible business improvement,” per the website InlandEmpire.US. Applications can be accessed here
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