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Calendar - April 2018

April 30-May 3–OTC 2018 Houston, Texas. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where the world’s energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest global event for the oil and gas sector featuring approximately 2,000 exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. The event provides excellent opportunities for global sharing of technology, expertise, products, and best practices. OTC brings together industry leaders, investors, buyers, and entrepreneurs to develop markets and business partnerships. Technical highlights include updates on world-class projects, offshore renewable energy, the digital revolution, safety and risk management and more. For more information, visit

May 6–9–CIM 2018 Convention Vancouver, British Colombia. Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian Minerals, Metals, Materials and Energy Industries. The CIM Convention and Expo features 450+ companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services and products. The event includes plenary sessions intended to bring focus and start dialogue around the conference theme of “Thinking Differently.” Leaders from all aspects of mining and some from unexpected tangential sectors are brought together in these thought-provoking discussions. For more information, visit

May 7–10–AWEA Windpower 2018 Chicago, Illinois. Windpower 2018 is the wind industry’s premier North American event with wind energy professionals from all over the world gathering in one place. It’s the most effective way for attendees to expand their knowledge base and business network. With competitive pricing and stable policy in place, the wind industry is booming. Now the industry can focus on the future and the other drivers that will propel the industry forward through the 2020s. The program will feature speakers with “disruptive” and innovative ideas that will continue to strengthen wind energy’s value proposition and challenge the current way we do business. Attendees will hear about how technology advances will continue to lower LCOE, and learn lessons from other industries that are more mature or have experienced similar rapid growth. They will also receive updates on: state policy support, transmission infrastructure efforts, and emerging and growing offtake trends. For more information, visit

May 7–10–AISTech 2018 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This event will feature technologies from all over the world that help steel producers to compete more effectively in today’s global market. AISTech 2018 provides perspective on the technology and engineering expertise necessary to power a sustainable steel industry. More than 7,000 people are expected to attend AISTech 2018. Along with over 500 exhibiting companies, AISTech 2018 allows attendees to meet face-to-face with key individuals involved in the production and processing of iron and steel. The comprehensive conference schedule includes topics on metallurgy, safety, material handling, energy, maintenance and reliability, lubrication and more. The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. For more information, visit

May 7–11–NPE 2018 Orlando, Florida. NPE2018 provides exclusive access to the innovations, people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Attendees will build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s plastic industry. On the show floor, attendees will meet with the 2,000+ of the world’s leading plastic manufacturers and suppliers to gather important information and insights on the latest equipment, products and materials for every phase of plastics production. Focus areas include 3D/4D printing, moldmaking, material science, medical parts, processors and more. For more information, visit

May 14–16–SAE Fundamentals of Modern Vehicle Transmissions Seminar Durham, North Carolina. Starting with a look at the transmission’s primary function -- to couple the engine to the driveline and provide torque ratios between the two -- this updated and expanded seminar covers the latest transmission systems designed to achieve the most efficient engine operation. Current designs, the components and sub-systems used, their functional modes, how they operate, and the inter-relationships will be discussed. For more information, visit

June 17–20–PowderMet 2018 San Antonio, Texas. PowderMet2018 is the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials. The conference will feature over 200 worldwide PM industry experts presenting on PM, particulate materials, and metal additive manufacturing. The event includes extended exhibit hall hours, student poster sessions, evening networking events and the return of the co-located program AMPM2018, featuring worldwide industry experts presenting on the latest developments in the fast-growing field of metal additive manufacturing. AMPM2018 also hosts a 100+ exhibitor trade show in conjunction with PowderMet2018. “Metal AM is a natural fit for MPIF as we have supported the PM industry for nearly 75 years. We’re excited to offer an expanded AMPM conference that allows for more time for the transfer of technology, and to expose the metal AM sector to the greater PM industry through access to both AMPM and PowderMet conferences,” said James P. Adams, executive director/CEO of the MPIF. For more information, visit and

The article "Calendar" appeared in the April 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.