U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: Sign Up Now!! OIT's 4th Industrial Energy Efficiency Expo Coming in February!!
September 23, 2000
The 4th Biennial Industrial Energy Efficiency Symposium and Expo will take place February 19-22, 2001 at the Washington Hilton & Towers in downtown Washington, DC. OIT is cosponsoring Expo 4 in partnership with several of the Nation leading manufacturing and materials companies.
A substantially improved and expanded program promises to make Expo 4 the best so far! Nationally-recognized experts will share their perspectives on the competitive challenges facing US manufacturers today in five speaker tracks including:
- Manufacturing megatrends including lean manufacturing, supply chain management, impacts of Internet trading on IOFs, and contract manufacturing
- New applications of traditional materials, long term technology changes potentially impacting basic industries, and global climate change issues
- Domestic and global market outlook for basic materials industries and perspectives of securities analysts and investors
- Human resource issues including workforce development and meeting the needs of engineers of the future
- Possibly, the largest collection of Federal
agency R&D/technology partnership providers of interest to industry ever
assembled under one roof in Washington, DC
Eamonn Fingleton, renowned author and former editor of Forbes and The Financial Times, will be a keynote speaker. Mr. Fingleton most current book, "In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity" takes a look at the economic resurgence of US manufacturing.
Expo exhibit hall will feature up to 200 booths! Breakthrough technologies, cutting-edge processes and R&D partnerships in the manufacturing industry will be showcased. Scores of companies from the "Industries of the Future" will be joined in the Exhibit Hall by DOE National Laboratories, numerous federal R&D agencies, universities, industry associations and others.
Broad participation by numerous Federal agencies that partner with industry on R&D projects is planned.
Their Exhibit Hall booths will offer an exceptionally wide range of R&D partnership and co-funding opportunities. Out-of-town industrial technology executives will be afforded a ne-stop-shopfor uncovering potential Government R&D partnership opportunities.
Expo's organizers are also partnering with the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), a non-profit organization that works to involve high school students in engineering, science and mathematics programs. A rigorous annual exam, this year focusing on the "Industries of the Future," will be administered in late Fall. Winning teams from across the US will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony at Expo.
Finally, Expo's timing coincides with National Engineering Week and Washington DC will serve as a focal point for many industry trade organizations that will be sponsoring events some of which will be coordinated with Expo.
For registration and more information on Expo 4, call toll free (877) OIT-SYMP.
The special room rate at the Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel for the OIT Exposition is $164, single or double occupancy plus applicable tax. A limited number of rooms are available at the government rate. You may reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at (202) 483-3000 or 1-800-445-8667. Just a reminder! Mention you are attending the OIT Exposition in order to obtain the special rate.
The hotel will require a credit card number or a deposit when you make your reservation. The credit card will not be charged at that time, but if you do not cancel your reservation 72 hours prior to arrival, you will be charged for one night stay. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is Jan. 19th, 2001. Subject to availability.