Fluid Power Journal

IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting

Join us February 24-27, 2020, as the IFPS holds its 2020 Spring Meeting at The Embassy Suites, USF, Tampa, Florida. This is a great way to network with professionals in the industry.

Optional activities are planned throughout the week, in addition to committee and board meetings. A technical workshop will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020. Participation in this workshop contributes towards recertification and Accredited Instructor reaccreditation requirements.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Reservations can be made online (visit www.ifps.org) or by calling The Embassy Suites 813-977-7066 (be sure to mention group name – International Fluid Power Society to secure the group discount.)

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

“A New Look at Old Hydraulic Concepts”
Presented by Michael Hanley,
CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPIHM, CFPCC, Electro Hydraulic Machinery Co.
Monday, February 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration: $150.00 (lunch included)
Embassy Suites, Tampa, FL

Energy concentration and hydraulic efficiencies are the driving forces behind the acceptance of fluid power systems versus electro-mechanical solutions. This workshop will explore concepts of hydraulic energy conservation with discussions of counterbalance valves, energy conversion, fixed displacement pumps, variable frequency drives, and how to stay competitive in the marketplace.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, February 24, 2020

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Technical Workshop
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Board Orientation
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Board of Directors Dinner*

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Strategic Planning Committee
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Education Committee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Membership Committee Meeting
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Hosted Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Membership Committee Meeting (cont)
1:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Tampa Harbor & History Water Taxi Tour
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM: World of Beer Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Certification Committee Meeting
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch (On Own)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Raymond James Stadium Tour
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Dinner & Murder Mystery Party

Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Marketing Committee Meeting
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Finance Committee Meeting
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Hosted Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Board of Directors Meeting
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Strategic Planning Committee Follow-up

• Board members and spouses only

Visit www.ifps.org for more details.

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