2013 LIGHTFAIR International conference announced
The 2013 LIGHTFAIR International Conference will be April 21-25, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Set to take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the 2013 LIGHTFAIR International Conference program will align with topics addressed on the show floor as well as within the industry as a whole.
Through the strategic selection of subjects and by tapping more than 100 industry experts as speakers, LFI has reinforced its position as the world’s largest and most comprehensive annual lighting educational platform. The 2013 program will present 66 course offerings—totaling more than 200 hours with AIA, ASLA, BOMI, IDCEC, IES and NCQLP accreditation—offered in the Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute and Conference.
The LFI curriculum has been enhanced to 15 educational tracks, providing a comprehensive program that is easy to navigate with the new tracks. The courses are designed to educate attendees on the industry’s latest trends, innovations and solutions.
For LIGHTFAIR International 2013, the LIGHTFAIR Institute Pre-Conference program takes place from Sunday, April 21 – Monday, April 22, 2013 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run Tuesday, April 23 – Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.