SMMA Management for Motion Control Conference
Motor and Motion Association’s Management Conference brings motion control exhibits, meetings, information to industry professionals.
The SMMA’s, The Motor and Motion Association, 2011 Spring Management Conference is May 10-12 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. The planning task force is currently reviewing potential speakers on management, innovation, sales and marketing plus EMERF plans a roundtable on attracting young engineers to our industry. Table Top Exhibits for industry suppliers are scheduled and pre-Conference options include SMMA Motor and Motion College courses and a meeting of the SMMA Permanent Magnet Division (PMD).
James Raba, U.S. Department of Energy, recently emailed SMMA that a supplemental notice for proposed rulemaking for electric motors was published in the Federal Register January 5, 2011. In addition the SNOPR is expected to be available soon be available on DOE's websites.
A news release about the IMS Research 3Q 2010 Quarterly Small Electric Motor Tracker entitled Small motor market takes a backward step on the road to recovery is available on SMMA’s website (and below).
A prior SMMA conference speaker, James Chan, Asia Marketing Management, has a 68 minute video, C.H.I.N.A. Skills for Export Sales developed as a segment of a Villanova School of Business MBA course Global Exporting: Asia Focus.
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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.
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