BICSI realigns conference schedule
BICSI places greater emphasis on global and local events.
Consistent with goals in the BICSI Board Strategic Plan, BICSI , the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education, and knowledge assessment, has decided to hold two major U.S. Conferences per year, instead of three.
BICSI has decided not to proceed with future BICSI U.S. Spring Conferences & Exhibitions, including the 2010 BICSI Spring Conference & Exhibition previously scheduled for April 11-14, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M., allowing greater emphasis on the BICSI Fall (Sept. 20-24, 2009, Las Vegas) and Winter Conferences & Exhibitions (Jan. 17-21, 2010, Orlando, Fla.).
In addition to the conferences in the United States, BICSI holds many conferences with educational and networking opportunities all around the world. The most recent event was the 8th Annual Middle East Conference and Exhibition, held May 3-5 in Dubai.
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.