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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:07

3rd Annual Conference @ Ceramics Expo

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The third annual Conference @ Ceramics Expo is set for another vibrant and dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas that is staged right alongside the exhibition. Be a part of it in Cleveland, Ohio over April 25-27, 2017 and see how we are promoting the advances in ceramic manufacturing and enabling the demonstration of the many and varied industrial applications for ceramics.

There has already been a high level of interest in the plans for next year and once again the whole conference will be a free-to-attend event – uniquely so for this industry and thus making it accessible to all.

You will be able to hear from experts with a deep knowledge of the industry; pick up on the latest ideas and developments in materials, manufacturing, and applications; and take away a toolbox fit for future strategies.

As it has been for the past two years, Conference @ Ceramics Expo will comprise twin-track sessions and we’re delighted to announce the broad subject areas at the heart of the discussions.

Tuesday April 25

Day One will start with our usual plenary session – this time on the subject of ‘Forecasting Key Ceramic Markets to Understand Industry Trends’ followed by tracks on ‘Ceramic Material Properties and Application’ and ‘Ceramic Coating and CMC Manufacturing Processes’.

Wednesday April 26

Day Two will continue the properties and applications thread and also feature a track on ‘Forming Technologies and Automation’.

Thursday April 27

Day Three will see the presentation of tracks on ‘Medical Applications’ and ‘Ceramic and Glass Manufacturing’.

Our line-up of speakers is already taking shape and among those confirmed are Scott Nelson (Delphi), Venkat Anandan (Ford Motor Company), Chad White (Siemens USA), Shay Harrison (Free Form Fibers), Dr Sonny Bal (Amedica), Jason Langhorn (DePuy Synthes), and Dr Kapil Deshpande (Croda).

This exciting conference has been specially designed for engineers and decision makers from OEMs and Tier 1s in the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, electronics, industrial, energy, and communication industries. Delegates can pick just those sessions that grab their interest, can break out at any time to take in the booths on the exhibit floor, and are all invited to network in a relaxed atmosphere during our evening drinks receptions.

Monday, 28 November 2016 15:44


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Foam Expo is North America’s first free exhibition and conference event on the design and manufacture of flexible and rigid foams for technical applications. It is specially designed for foam-industry professionals to network and keep abreast of the latest industry news and developments, while learning about the latest application designs, manufacturing processes, and current trends. Foam Expo takes place from February 28 - March 2, 2017 in Novi, Michigan, USA.


  • Foam Expo is a free-to-attend conference that offers unparalleled quality content
  • Network with global representatives from the entire technical foam supply chain
  • You’ll gain a comprehensive insight into the latest rigid and flexible foam materials
  • Foam Expo provides a unique overview of the wide variety of foam materials available for lightweight, sound/shock absorbing, and thermal applications in technical industries
  • Keep on top of evolving customer requirements
  • Stay informed on the latest designs, manufacturing processes, technological advances, materials, and trends so you can manage cost and performance and give your customers what they need
  • Be seen at the industry’s largest free-to-attend exhibition, conference and networking event


“Our aim is to give the technical foams industry the stage it truly deserves. If you are involved in the purchasing, integration, manufacture or supply of materials, products or equipment, you can be certain that your suppliers, customers, competitors, and peers will all be at the show.” Jamie Reid, Foam Expo conference director

Foam Expo is a unique event for the technical foams industry, where professionals can discover new application designs, manufacturing processes, and current trends. It is at the fore of the latest innovations in advanced and technical foam materials and products, and industry insiders attend from around the world – bringing their experiences and ideas with them.

Foam Expo offers you direct contact with the engineers and executives who produce materials and products used in a range of applications – from automotive, aerospace, and construction, to medical, packaging, and sports and leisure uses. You’ll see exhibitions of innovative materials and products that set new industry-wide standards. And you’ll have the rare opportunity to discuss in person the purchasing, integration, manufacture and supply of materials, products, and equipments with your suppliers, customers, competitors, and peers.


“I’m looking forward to networking with our customers and developing relationships with potential customers… [and] to gathering information on new materials and new technologies in the area of foams. The benefit of Foam Expo 2017 is that is it attracting a wide variety of customers and suppliers. The foam industry has matured over the years, and… I’m looking forward to learning about the latest foam technology at the conference and [using] this knowledge to improve my company’s products and technologies.” Steve Sopher, technical director, JSP, and speaker at Foam Expo

The Foam Expo speaker sessions and panel discussions feature presenters and companies at the forefront of innovation in the sector. We are delighted to welcome 40 high-profile speakers from a wide range of specialisms, including:

  • Dan Halonen, senior application engineer, 3M Automotive
  • Bryan Harrison, foams regional applications and technical services manager, Saint-Gobain
  • Mark Polster, technical expert – emissions test technology, sustainability, environment and safety engineering, Ford Motor Company
  • Julie Klima, ground system survivability, interior blast mitigation, interior impact protective solutions, US Army RDECOM – TARDEC
  • Robert 'Bob' Dawe PhD, principal chemist, Lear Corporation
  • Andrew Kee PhD, global director of chemical development, Woodbridge Corporation

The speaker sessions and panel discussions cover the most prominent issues and conversation points in the industry today, including:

  • Examining the benefits of foam as an alternative design material
  • Characterizing foam materials to meet industry standards
  • Eliminating hazardous materials in flame-retardant foam production
  • Reviewing shock-absorbing properties of foam materials for protective applications
  • Evaluating thermal properties of foam for improved insulation or conductivity
  • Utilizing foam to reduce weight and increase payload and fuel efficiency
  • Optimizing noise reduction and sound absorption with foam materials
  • Examining processes and technologies for bonding and welding of foam with different materials
  • Automating assembly lines to optimize production capacity
  • Examining end-of-life requirements to drive post-consumer recycling
  • Adopting sustainable materials: the implementation of soybean oil in the automotive industry
  • Gaining competitive advantage through reducing manufacturing lead time and increasing productivity
  • Reviewing new product-development processes to reduce project lead time

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Monday, 08 February 2016 15:03

Space Tech Expo 2016

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A new year brings new change, focus and even greater expectations, as Space Tech Expo – co-located with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo – continues to expand in scope, as well as exhibitor and attendee numbers. With many new exhibitors welcomed, including: BAE Systems, AeroVironment, NASA AFRC and JPL, January saw the most activity in the show’s five-year history – signaling continued excitement and business opportunity for the industry in 2016.

With revenues in space and satellite manufacturing continuing to grow year on year, the event looks set to beat last year’s 45% increase in attendance figures and 25% increase in exhibitors, as visitor registrations are already tracked higher than this time last year. Fifty-two companies signed up to exhibit in just one month, meaning Space Tech Expo 2016 will host its largest event ever, with 230+ exhibiting companies and 1,700+ participating companies joining the show in Pasadena, CA, May 24-26, 2016.

The venue move from Long Beach to Pasadena has been widely supported by the local space and aerospace businesses, with JPL not only exhibiting but also featuring in the Space Tech Conference proceedings, with Deputy Director, Gen. Larry James presenting a keynote address.

The refined and restructured two-day conference brings together leading representatives of the military, government and commercial space sectors. There will be a focus on examining how military and government organizations can deliver space missions by working closely with the commercial sector, leveraging the latest innovative technologies and business models. The conference also takes a deep dive into the rapidly evolving space-to-space market, and offers specific sessions examining the plethora of emerging on-orbit services and technologies.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Claire Leon, SES, DAF, Director - Launch Enterprise, Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Michael Gazarik, Vice President - Engineering, Ball Aerospace
  • Steve Stich, Deputy Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA
  • Mark Rawlins, Chairman, Space Data Association, and Director of Communication System Operations, Eutelsat
  • Jim Keravala, COO, Shackleton Energy Company.

Key topics for 2016:

  • Commercial, defense and new space – the inflection point
  • Launch market trends – reusability and affordability
  • Simplifying and improving ground systems architecture
  • Commercializing new technologies
  • Driving innovation with new space players
  • Cross-sector collaboration in space situational awareness
  • Enabling space-to-space commerce and on-orbit services

The new format sees Day 3 switch over to a Free Sessions day, allowing attendees to hear the small-business needs of government and military organizations, as well as prime contractors. Visitors will simply be able to access the sessions with their free expo hall pass.

With capabilities ranging from cryogenics, laser systems, materials, nanotechnology, imaging, environmental test, motion simulation, magnetics, capacitors, spacewire, NDT and connectors through to electroforming, engineering services, precision machining, 3D printers, ground systems, mission management and reconnaissance satellites, Space Tech Expo 2016 will bring a multitude of networking opportunities through focused receptions and events for attendees and exhibitors throughout the commercial, civil and military space supply chain.

The Space Tech Conference agenda will examine how military and government organizations can deliver space missions by working closely with the commercial sector to leverage the latest innovative technologies and business models. The conference also takes a deep dive into the rapidly evolving space-to-space market and offers specific sessions examining the plethora of on-orbit services and technologies emerging.

On May 26, Space Tech Expo is delighted to host the free-to-attend Gov/Mil/Prime Requirements day. The session will be held in the exhibition hall, allowing all attendees to participate and hear the upcoming space supply chain requirements of government and military organizations, as well as major prime contractors.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:20

Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo 2015

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Network, Discover and Learn from the Industry's Leading Authorities at Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo 2015.

Whether you are seeking new suppliers, customers, distribution partners, future employees or simply new ideas, Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo represents an opportunity for you to partner with some of the most technologically diverse companies in the aerospace technology industry today - and attending the expo is completely free.

Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo 2015 offers you and your organization the opportunity to:

  • Access over 170 specialist suppliers and manufacturers of aerospace electrical systems
  • Listen to 40+ presentations from companies at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing at the free in-hall expo seminars
  • Network with hundreds of CEOs, CTOs, VPs, engineers, buyers and specifiers and decision-makers
  • Develop strategic partnerships and joint ventures that will strengthen your technology and market position
  • Explore the latest innovations in power management, batteries, electrical testing, APUs, wires and connectors and more

Access to the expo is completely free, just register online for your free pass today to secure your place.

Connect with hundreds of industry leaders from companies including:

  • Boeing
  • Moog
  • Northrop Grumman
  • SpaceX
  • GE
  • AFRL - Air Force Research Labratory
  • MPS Industries
  • Gowanda
  • NASA
  • General Atomics
  • Raytheon
  • Dassault Systemes

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Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:45

Space Tech Conference 2015

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Once again Space Tech Conference will open its doors in Long Beach, California, to bring together the leading representatives of the military, government and commercial space sectors.  An unparalleled line-up of expert speakers at the three-day conference will showcase the breadth of innovation in the industry, and discuss issues and opportunities in solving the space sector’s most challenging problems.

With senior personnel from leading organizations – including, NASA, Orbital, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Space and Missile Systems Center, US Navy, DARPA, Air Force Research Lab and The US Army SMDC – coming together, the 2015 event offers unprecedented access to over 60 speakers delivering presentations and panel discussions on key topics relevant to established and new industry players alike.

New to the agenda this year is the Small Sats Focus Day. Led by Dave Barnhart from the University of Southern California, it will look at key considerations for the continued growth of small sats, and ask: where is the real value in delivering affordable access to space and how can we realize it fully?

The 2015 event will open with a keynote address from NASA's Dr Tom Cwik, Head of Space Technology at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), who will highlight current JPL projects, including results and their application to space missions, to examine advances in space technology for planetary exploration.

‘Our expert speakers will deliver experience-rich insights into the trends, challenges, and innovations across the space sector,’ says Mindy Emsley, Conference Director. ‘The conference covers a lot in just three days, but resiliency, affordability and mission assurance are key themes underpinning the entire program and will be invaluable to all attendees.’

High ranking officers including Major General Robert McMurry, Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Terrence Feehan, Maj Gen, USAF Director of Strategic Plans and Requirements, Air Force Space Command and Rear Admiral Brian B. Brown, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, US Navy feature among a stellar line up of senior military leaders discussing how to evolve space architecture to meet future mission requirements.

The conference runs alongside Space Tech Expo, which hosts 180 companies from across the entire supply chain, from component suppliers to manufacturers of complete subsystems, engineering service providers to prime contractors. It is the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind.

Now in its fourth year, Space Tech Expo & Conference is firmly established as the West Coast’s premier B2B space event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. The show provides an invaluable opportunity to meet, debate and explore the possibilities with other key industry players.

Speakers Include:

  • Akshay Patel - Vice President – Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley
  • Al Tadros - Vice President, Civil and DoD Business, Space Systems/ Loral
  • Arnie Streland - Director, Strategy and Business Development, ATK
  • Barry A Matsumori - Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, SpaceX
  • Børre Pedersen - Sales Director, Kongsberg Satellite Services AS
  • Bretton Alexander - Director, Business Development and Strategy, Blue Origin
  • Claire Leon PhD - SES, DAF, Director - Launch Enterprise, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)
  • Clay Mowry - President, Arianespace
  • Dave Barnhart - Director, USC Space Engineering Research Center, University of Southern California (formerly Program Manager at DARPA)
  • David 'DJ' Johnson - Vice President, Space, Engineering, and Operations, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc
  • Eric Moltzau - Senior Principal Director , Intelsat General Corporation
  • Eric W Stallmer - President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
  • Frank Slazer - Vice President – Space, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
  • Jeffery Manber - CEO , NanoRacks
  • Jess Sponable - Program Manager XS-1, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Jim Simpson - Vice President Business Development Strategy & Network Space Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Joan Johnson-Freese PhD - Professor, National Security Affairs , Naval War College
  • Kenneth L Cureton - Adjunct Associate Professor, Systems Architecting and Engineering Program, University of Southern California
  • Marcy Steinke - Senior Vice President, Government Relations, DigitalGlobe
  • Peter Beck - Founder, CEO and Technical Director, Rocket Lab LTD
  • Rob Feierbach - Head, Americas, S3 (Swiss Space Systems)
  • Rob Meyerson - President & Program Manager, Blue Origin
  • Sean Mahoney - CEO , Masten Space Systems
  • Todd May - SLS Program Manager, NASA Marshall
  • Tom Cwik PhD - Head of Space Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Vinny Sica - Vice President – Space Ground Solutions, Lockheed Martin
  • Will Pomerantz - Vice President, Special Projects, Virgin Galactic

The 2015 conference focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing the military, commercial, and government space sectors; exploring the business models and technologies that will help stakeholders deliver successful missions at lower cost.  Key questions and topics for debate include: how can the different stakeholders work together to better leverage available expertise and infrastructure? How are missions changing in a budget-restricted environment? Which technologies will meet future space access and exploration requirements?

Space Tech Expo & Conference 2015 is also co-located with the Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo, an exhibition and summit covering onboard electrical power in commercial and business aviation, and military aircraft, rotary and spacecraft.

For more information or to register, visit:

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:49

Space Tech Expo 2015

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The Space Tech Expo exhibition and conference brings together global decision-makers involved in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies.  Leading the West Coast space and satellite industry, Space Tech Expo is where end-users connect with solution providers; a platform for specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil and commercial space.

Marking a positive move from Los Angeles to Long Beach 2 years ago, Space Tech Expo has achieved significant growth, successfully establishing itself as the leading B2B exhibition and conference for the industry.  2014 welcomed more exhibitors, visitors and delegates than ever before, offering a prime opportunity for leading professionals to engage their target market.  The event hosted 153 exhibitors and despite the current challenges the industry is facing, attendee numbers also increased by 16% from 2013.  This year, numbers are set to rise even further with a predicted 170 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees.

In addition to the exhibition, Space Tech Expo 2015 features a three-day conference offering considerably expanded programming, providing comprehensive insights across business and technical issues. New for 2015, a dedicated Testing Zone will showcase companies providing testing capabilities, covering the latest testing technologies, strategies and specialist services.

Space Tech Expo also offers free learning opportunities for all exhibition attendees through our Free Sessions program, covering a variety of industry topics. This unique approach ensures that your time away from the office pays dividends and is both money and time well spent.

If your company would like to promote its product technologies within the spacecraft, satellite and launch operations communities, please visit the event website to learn more about related exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

Taking place May 19 - 21, Long Beach, California, Space Tech Expo is the West Coast's premier B2B space event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. The exhibition hall is completely free to attend and offers a platform to launch new products, make new contacts and maintain existing relationships. With more qualified buyers and decision makers than any other West Coast event, Space Tech Expo is the key to unlocking your future business opportunities.

Space Tech Expo will once again be co-locating with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo, the only show dedicated to on-board electrical power.

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In April Experian Automotive revealed figures demonstrating that purchasers of pure EVs tend to be younger and more affluent than those buying hybrid cars, which suggests that the electric car is already fast becoming the vehicle of choice for the eco-aware generation that will determine the future of the market. Advances in battery technology (including not only increasing energy density, but extending the time between maintenance in aerospace applications, for example), EV driving range and a rapid expansion of charging infrastructure seem to have pushed the industry around a corner into a market that is looking increasingly mainstream. As a consequence, OEM executives, component manufacturers and research scientists are eagerly preparing to reap this harvest at the premier and most appropriate event of its kind in the USA, The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (September 16-18, 2014, Novi, Michigan).

Last year EV sales doubled and continuing the trend, this year sees the doubling in size of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. Taking place during the USA's Drive Electric week the show provides its usual mix of product launches, business opportunities, topical debate, networking and social interaction. What is more, the show is even bigger than last year's record-breaking event, with more exhibition space, workshops and conference presentations.


Among the exhibitors with innovative high-quality products on display is ePower: "The Battery Show/Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will be our first public display of a Class 8 tractor conversion that replaces the conventional engine and transmission with an "engine-dominant diesel-electric series hybrid drivetrain that offers a 40% to 60% improvement over the current trucking industry average of 6mpg," said executive vice president, John Petersen.

Class 8 tractors consume over a 100 billion gallons of diesel a year, worldwide, generating a gigaton of C02. So, the ePower solution represents a major step forward in reduced-carbon freight transportation.

Inspired by diesel-electric locomotives, a 250hp diesel engine powers a generator, which in turn, powers an electric drive motor. In addition, an onboard PbC battery provides short-duration boost for acceleration and hill climbing of up to 208hp as compared with 154-172hp level cruising.

Four years after the building of the first prototype in early 2010, fleet testing begins this year and the company is now ready to accept limited orders for field evaluation.


Meanwhile the EcoCAR 3 Kick-Off Workshop will take place in conjunction with the Expo from Sept 16-18. Approximately 150 students from the 16 EcoCAR 3 teams will attend to learn first steps in the program such as the rules, introduction to the VDP (vehicle Development Process), and VTS (Vehicle Technical Specifications) in order to get them ready to start to work on modeling their vehicle design.

EcoCAR 3 will display in booth #E631 and will feature a Chevy Camaro EcoCAR as well as the Wayne State University EcoCAR 2 vehicle that is a Chevy Malibu Parallel Through the Road Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle that also uses E85 (Ethanol).

A packed show and a full conference program

A major feature of the Show is, as always, the Conference. Michael Duhaime of Chrysler confided recently that mild hybrid technology is a key element in the company's strategy and that although pure EVs have a lesser role, they promise "significant market impact". He will be revealing more at the OEM outlook keynote session. Business models for transport, commercial vehicles, trucks and heavy hybrids will be the subjects of the presentation by Ford's Ted Miller, while John Gagge at Enersys will be speaking at the Energy Storage session about linking the storage industry with the users and suppliers within and ask where the industry is going and what solutions should be considered. Eaton's Mihai Dorobantu said he is passionate about vehicle electrification and the potential of the technology. He will be revealing the reasons for his optimism at the Automotive Outlook session.

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Monday, 10 March 2014 16:28

Space Tech Expo 2014

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An astronaut holding the world’s record for the most spacewalks during a single mission, a private company planning to reach mars, aerospace industry titans alongside startup ventures, key military and NASA space officials, and thousands of engineers and executives are all planning to visit the Long Beach Convention Center April 1-3, 2014 for what is shaping up to be the biggest commercial space confab ever to hit the Los Angeles region, Space Tech Expo 2014.

“The Space business is making headlines; from Supermodel Kate Upton’s recent zero gravity shoot, to the Red Bull Stratos record jump to earth, to Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic venture offering wealthy thrill-seekers like Brad Pitt a ticket to ride in space, commercial interest in Space is at an all time high” says Gordy McHattie, Event Director for Space Tech Expo, the B2B trade show.  “Private and public space ventures and the industry are abuzz with new energy, and even consumer brands are getting in the game.”

Many of the players behind these ventures, and the technologies making them possible will be at Space Tech Expo, one of the largest events of its kind in the world, and the main business tradeshow and conference for the space industry held in the West Coast.

Expo attendees will see the latest space suits, rocket materials, space vehicle systems, and many other types of space-related technologies and products, with the chance to meet and interact with colleagues, suppliers, and partners during the unique free-to-attend three-day event.

Space Tech Expo 2014, the West Coast’s premiere B2B event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies, brings together global decision-makers involved in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies.  In its third year, Space Tech Expo will take place April 1-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Also free to attend, Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo debuts this year alongside Space Tech Expo, and is the only tradeshow and summit dedicated to on-board electrical power for aviation and spacecraft.

In addition to the free expos, Space Tech Conference, a concurrent three-day C-level paid registration conference, will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private sector executives to discuss pressing commercial, military and technology issues facing the space industry.

Space Tech Expo, Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo and Space Tech Conference are expected to feature over 150 organizations, and 2,000-plus attendees.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 17:11

Space Tech Conference 2014

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With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss the pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

Space Tech Conference tackles business and strategic issues impacting commercial, military/DoD and civil government space sectors, and will offer attendees vital insights into purchasing priorities, acquisition requirements and business opportunities.

The unique conference format is designed to help busy space professionals maximize their time, by offering separate day one-day tracks that focus on commercial, military, and technology topics.

Event Overview:

  • Day 1, Tuesday, April 1, focuses on commercial space, including launch services, commercial crew and cargo and human spaceflight opportunities, as well as new ITAR / regulatory issues affecting players. Key representatives from NASA, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Aviation Administration, will join panels with senior industry executives from Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, SpaceX, Ball Aerospace, XCOR Aerospace, and entrepreneurs developing new space-based enterprises.

  • Day 2, Wednesday, April 2, panelists address key military space issues, from resiliency and affordability, to hosted payloads, to smallsats and evolving military space architectures.   Speakers include DoD and government agency representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Air Force, GPS Directorate, DARPA, Navy SPAWAR Systems, and industry speakers from SES, Intelsat, NewSat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and ATK Aerospace Group.

  • Day 3, Thursday, April 3rd focuses on potentially game-changing technologies, from electric propulsion and mission enabling, to 3D printing in space, with speakers ranging from key government agencies such as NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to global space tech players including as Thales Alenia Space, Space Systems/Loral, Boeing.

Within easy driving distance from much of California’s space industry, key manufacturing facilities, NASA’s JPL, as well as DoD facilities involved in space, Space Tech Conference 2014 is also an exceptionally travel-budget-friendly option for conference attendees from the West Coast.

Space Tech Conference 2014 takes place as part of Space Tech Expo 2014, the West Coast’s premier B2B event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies during April 1-3, at the Long Beach Convention Center.    The free-to-attend Space Tech Expo exhibition and conference brings together global decision-makers involved in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. In its third year, the conference and exhibit hall is expected to feature over 150 companies and organizations showcasing their latest products, technologies and innovations, and 2,000-plus attendees.

Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo, the only tradeshow and summit dedicated to on-board electrical power for aviation and spacecraft will be co-located with Space Tech Expo for the first time in 2014.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:37

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

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With the Volt setting an all-time monthly sales record in August, the Leaf and Prius also setting monthly records, and with plug-in electric vehicles now outnumbering gas stations in the USA, electric vehicle (EV) technology joins advanced batteries center stage at the major international conference accompanying The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo.

Around 157 speakers will provide insights on core topics such as lead acid and li-ion market trends, materials and manufacturing processes, with new dedicated tracks on hot issues such as Utility Energy Storage and Safety. The all-new R&D Zone will offer updates to pioneering academic and commercial research, as well as investor perspectives on commercializing research ready for market.

The new Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference not only offers insights into core battery and energy storage issues for electric and hybrid vehicles, but also leading supplier and OEM perspectives on electrification and hybridization strategies and technologies across passenger cars, commercial, transport and off highway vehicles. In addition, another 14 speakers will be giving presentations at a free-to-attend one-day Charging Infrastructure Conference.

Event director Steve Bryan said, “We’re delighted to be welcoming a truly comprehensive panel of expert speakers from across the commercial, academic and government/civil sectors. In addition to an array of battery supply chain perspectives, the conferences offer insights from automotive OEMs including Volkswagen, Hyundai, GM and Chrysler, power companies such as SCE, Toronto Hydro and DTE, as well as leading national laboratories and government agencies including JCESR, NREL, NASA, Department of Energy, Department of Transport and the Federal Aviation Authority.”

Keynote speaker, Joe LoGrasso, Engineering Group Manager at General Motors, anticipates an excellent conference: “I look forward to sharing good dialogue on the future of batteries and additional insight into GM’s electrification strategy as we continue on this important journey.

“We’ve recently launched the Chevrolet Spark EV and will begin production of the Cadillac ELR later this year. These additions to our electrification vehicle portfolio, which started with the Chevrolet Volt and our eAssist technology, will help our customers around the world reduce their dependence on petroleum,” he announced.

With the increasing popularity of EVs in the USA being translated into record sales, the time for the allied battery, electric auto, and charging infrastructure industries to discuss the future under one roof together is now, and the only place that is possible is here in Novi.

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Friday, 26 July 2013 13:19

The Battery Show 2013

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In a glowing endorsement, Mayor Bob Gatt of the city of Novi, Michigan, has welcomed the return of The Battery Show and the arrival of its new sister show, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, for 2013:

"On behalf of the City of Novi, it is my honor to welcome the Battery Show, the Charging Infrastructure Conference, and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo to Novi, Michigan. These three events emulate the ever-changing times in which we live, and are devoted to demonstrating state-of-art vehicle technology right here in the automotive capital of the world. We are proud to be a part of your dreams and future."

From September 17-19, The Battery Show is expecting upward of 330 exhibitors and will welcome around 4,000 visitors back to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Detroit, MI, USA.

Event Director Steve Bryan confirmed today that The Battery Show 2013 is set to be the biggest and most successful show yet: "Now in its fourth year, we are proud to have brought together our best-ever conference program, the largest exhibition hall and registrations from serious buyers and decision makers within the industry."

"With the launch of Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo alongside The Battery Show, the exhibit hall will feature well in excess of 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees seeking out the latest power solutions."

Launched in 2010 and expanding year after year, The Battery Show is North America's largest free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the advanced battery industry, and the continent's premier showcase for the latest advanced battery technology solutions. It is also the largest such show outside of the Far East. Co-locating with the Charging Infrastructure Conference and now Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in the US home of EV automotive and battery technology, The Battery Show provides an ideal opportunity for the industry to share knowledge, view the latest innovations and make useful contacts.

Benefiting from billions of dollars of investment in the advanced battery industry, Michigan is home to 17 advanced battery companies and is expected to be making 20% of the world's lithium-ion batteries by 2015. In partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, The Battery Show highlights the many advances and breakthroughs in the advanced battery industry, and showcases developments in raw materials right through to battery pack systems. It provides the perfect platform to launch products, and an ideal environment to network and do business.

"Siemens has been a long-time participant at The Battery Show. The quality of the participants, insight from the conference, and value of service we receive from Smarter Shows has kept us coming back" James Jackson, Siemens Industry

The Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will be taking place from September 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Detroit, MI, USA. Also taking place will be the two-track Battery Show/Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference and the free-to-attend Charging Infrastructure Conference, together with a free-to-attend Open Technology Forum.

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