By Michael Degan,
Editor, Fluid Power Journal
Well it’s hard to believe that three years have flown by and we find ourselves days away from the 2020 International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), March 10–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
Of course, this is our show—the largest North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries, with over 405 exhibitors. At the last show in 2017, approximately 130,000 people attended.
There will be plenty of educational opportunities, with 21 technical sessions specifically focusing on our technology, as well as four half-day college-style classes (see page x). In addition, there will be lunch-hour sessions, and three of the days will showcase the latest fluid power research being performed at U.S. universities and in our national laboratories.
A first for IFPE this year will be a hosted networking reception for executives and engineers spanning the entire IFPE show floor on Wednesday, March 11, 4–6 p.m. The event will feature networking, free food, drinks, and Vegas-style entertainment.
Many exhibitors plan to extend their booth hours this day. We understand that special thanks are due to Bosch Rexroth, Comer Industries, DANA, Danfoss, Eaton, Nachi, HAWE Hydraulik, Poclain Hydraulics and Sun Hydraulics for sponsoring the event.
It looks like the National Fluid Power Association has outdone themselves yet again with this fantastic show for our industry. For more information, see the IFPE supplement in this issue. Of course, everything you need to know is at IFPE.com.
If you’re planning on visiting, we hope you thoroughly enjoy the event. If you can’t make it, we’ll have a wrap up in our next issue!
I hope to see you there.