Fire conference lands in Chicago in June
The National Fire Protection Assn. Conference and Expo will bring a range of products, technology, and networking opportunities to the Windy City.
Scheduled June 8-11, the 2009 National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) Conference and Expo will bring fire and life safety professionals from around the globe to Chicago’s McCormick Place for educational sessions, product demonstrations, and other learning opportunities.
The exposition component of the event will showcase products and technologies from 300 leading industry vendors. In addition, the educational program offers seminars in a number of topic tracks:
* Fire Protection Engineering
* Building and Life Safety
* Codes and Standards
* Detection and Suppression
* Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity
* Fire and Emergency Response
* Facility Fire Safety and Security
* Public Education
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey