The International Fluid Power Exposition, taking place March 14-18 in Las Vegas, is the leading trade show for the fluid power industry.
At IFPE, more than 375 exhibitors showcase the latest innovations in fluid power, power transmission, and motion control. Attendees have access to 170 education sessions and workshops providing professional development hours. IFPE co-locates with the CONEXPO-CON/AGG construction trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
IFPE brings industry segments together to display new technologies and products, share knowledge, network, and buy equipment. Every three years at IFPE, industry stakeholders encounter the innovations and insights that equip fluid power engineers and manufacturers for the never-ending quest to increase efficiency, contain costs, and improve the performance of their hydraulic and pneumatic applications.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, producer of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, expects the event to be the “biggest in history” and “nearly 5% bigger” than the 2020 record.
The increased crowds can get around the convention center’s campus a little easier this year thanks to a new underground transportation system designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company tunnel construction business, which will, for free, shuttle attendees around the campus in under two minutes with Tesla vehicles.
For international attendees, the International Trade Center, which CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE have brought back for this show, helps overseas visitors “connect across oceans and languages,” organizers said.
“The ITC is a really useful resource for international salespeople,” an organizer said. “Having an area with translators on call in a quiet environment where we can offer an overseas visitor hospitality is valuable. I also find the input and presentations from the staff at the ITC to be useful.”
As always, IFPE offers a plethora of seminars and education sessions, including workshops with professors from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. MSOE’s Medhat Khalil, director of professional education, leads Fundamentals of Hydraulic Systems 101 on Monday at 8 a.m. Then, Paul Michael, an MSOE research chemist, presents Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency and Contamination Control at 1 p.m.