More business, less risk
The annual Build Business--scheduled July 15-18 in Las Vegas--is geared toward helping design and building professionals evaluate and mitigate risk, and increase chances for success.
Build Business , the annual SMPS National Conference, is a business development, marketing, and management conference for the design and building industry. Scheduled July 15-18 in Las Vegas, the event gives professionals the opportunity to connect and do business with 1,000 firm leaders and seasoned industry leaders. Attendees can learn how other companies are evaluating risk and responding to the volatile marketplace with creative strategies to position themselves for success.
The three-day conference includes 30 learning sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities.
Register today , as fees increase after Jan. 31.
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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