The American Gear Manufacturers Association recently held our biennial trade show, the Motion+Power Technology Expo. Although it was a smaller, quieter show than normal, it was well worthwhile for those who were able to make it.
I went to pick up a pizza the other day and had a hard time finding a spot in the restaurant's lot. I was a little surprised by this, because I personally haven't eaten in a restaurant in about a year. But there were lots of people inside, eating at tables - acting almost as if life were normal.
If you are involved in the acquisition of technology (whether your direct role is machine
design, maintenance, purchasing or management), trade shows still provide one of the best
ways to evaluate options, learn about the latest technology and find solutions to problems.
The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show.
What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo
(MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power
transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope,
AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to
include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.