Technology conference provides insight on energy issues
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and NextEnergy present "Tomorrow's Energy . . . Today!," a technology conference at the NextEnergy Center/Ford Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, MI, Oct. 23-25. The conference will feature shared sessions, supplier and end-user forums and activities such as tours and exhibits. The event is designed to: provide insight on immediate and future needs for advanced energy systems in a number of niche and early-adopting world markets across the globe; help manufacturers learn how they can play a role as a future supplier in a variety of growing and early adopter alternative energy markets; offer a forum for cross-industry exchange of manufacturers sharing experiences with early adoption of advanced energy systems.
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey