U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Times: 4th Biennial Industrial Energy Efficiency Expo Coming in February
June 21, 2000
Plans for the 4th Biennial Industrial Energy Efficiency Symposium & Exposition are in full swing. Next year theme of lobal Competition: Challenges and Solutionswill provide the perfect forum to address international as well as domestic issues, speakers and future trends in technology. OIT Expo will take place on February 19-22, 2001 in the Washington Hilton & Towers in downtown Washington, DC.
After surveying industry and past Expo participants, Eamonn Fingleton, renowned author and former editor of Forbes and The Financial Times, was chosen as a keynote speaker. Mr. Fingleton most current book, n Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperitytakes a look at the economic resurgence of US manufacturing.
Some of the planned session topics include lean manufacturing, the impact of the Internet on industrial commerce, global climate change, workforce development, and industrial valuation and investment. The sessions will include expert panel discussions as well as case study analysis and presentations.
OIT is also partnering with the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), a non-profit organization that involves high school students in engineering, science and mathematics programs. A rigorous annual exam, this year focusing on the nine OIT 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.