CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE Combine Education Efforts For 2020 Shows in Las Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE Combine Education Efforts For 2020 Shows in Las Vegas

An education session at a previous CONEXPO-CON/AGG show.

Education is always a vital component of CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) to help attendees not only survive but thrive in a changing and global industry. 

Attendees at both 2020 shows can take advantage of more than 180 education sessions packed with timely and actionable information, developed with the guidance of leading industry groups and delivered by industry experts.  

New for 2020 are mix-and-match sessions between CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE for company teams to cost-effectively obtain learning sessions targeted to their needs. One ticket provides access to both of the co-located shows, set for March 10-14 in Las Vegas.

“The line-up of programming is not only larger than it has ever been but includes a fresh line-up of speakers stacked side by side with core programming that is always highly attended,” says Eileen Dickson, vice president education for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education Committee chair.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 education features 10 tracks covering a variety of equipment applications, site development, fleet management, business best practices, technology, safety, and attracting and retaining talent.

“The education committee took great care in putting together a program that grows attendee knowledge on building their business on all fronts, whether the technical skills needed in the field or best practices to build their business,” says Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation and CONEXPO-CON/AGG Education Committee vice chair.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 education includes:

  • Driving New Innovation at Complacent Companies — James Benham, JB Knowledge 
  • Drones on Construction Sites for All Contractors — Ryan Murguia/Zach Pieper, Quantum Land Design
  • Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Construction Technology — Tauhira Hoossainy, Milwaukee Tool
  • How to Win the War for Talent — Gregg Schoppman, FMI 
  • Safety Training Ninja — Regina McMichael, The Learning Factory Inc.
  • Technology Trends: Lessons Learned — Helga Jacobsen, United Rentals
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Construction Businesses Fail — Larry Kokklenberg, Center for Business Development

IFPE education is grouped in two tracks: “Hydraulics & Pneumatics at Work” and “The Business of Fluid Power.” Its popular College Courses are returning, and new is an IFPE Research Symposium.

The IFPE College Courses emphasize hands-on technical knowledge on the effective use of hydraulics in mobile equipment.

The IFPE Research Symposium is hosted by IFPE co-owner National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and runs during lunch (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) March 11-13. Sessions will showcase the latest fluid power research at U.S. universities being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve energy efficiency of off-road vehicle hydraulic systems. 

“We focused on developing education programs that offer attendees the latest ideas and innovations in fluid power technology, applications and research. Our classes and sessions deliver critical information for engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process,” says Eric Lanke, president/CEO of NFPA.  

IFPE 2020 education includes:

  • Additive Manufacturing — Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Industry of the Future — Prasad Ganorkar, McKinsey & Co.
  • IoT – Sharing Data Across Customer Boundaries — Adam Livesay, Elevat
  • Mobile Hydraulic Robotics - Autonomous Machines — Chris Woodard and John O’Neill, Danfoss
  • Workforce Development — Lynn Beyer, NFPA

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