Industry leaders and executives gathered in Atlanta July 30-August 1 for the second ITPS — International ThermProcess Summit — and by all accounts and comments, the event delivered a wide array of timely and critical information. One attendee said, “had I known how good the content was going to be, we would have brought out entire management team. We certainly will next time.”
Anne Goyer, IHEA’s executive vice president, noted that attendee evaluations showed executives felt the speakers and their presentations were very valuable.
“I have been involved in organizing conferences and summits for more than 35 years,” she said. “This year’s ITPS was one of the highest evaluated events we’ve ever produced.”
From the opening session, where attendees learned about the Factory of the Future from Dr. Irene Petrik of Intel, to the closing presentation on Transitioning Your Business to the Next Generation by Mike Brown, the audience was engaged throughout the event. The highest rated presentation came from Dr. Amber Selking of the Selking Performance Group. She addressed ways for executives to “Drive Consistent Performance Excellence!” within their companies. Dr. Selking dove into the science behind how the brain works and what leaders should do to develop their staff to drive a workforce that feels empowered. Her presentation was so well received that several people wrote in an “excellent plus” when rating her presentation.
IHEA has offered many conferences and educational opportunities over its 89-year existence, but ITPS this year was among the best rated events ever, if not the top-rated event. Diverse and unique in the industry, those who attended felt it was very worthwhile.
Register now for IHEA’s Fall Seminars
Each Fall IHEA offers its series of outstanding training seminars. With the just-released NFPA 86 revisions, this is a year that everyone should join us in Indianapolis October 8-10 when IHEA’s Safety Standards and Codes seminar is held alongside its Combustion and Induction seminars. Continuously rated very high by past attendees, this year’s seminars will be in conjunction with Furnaces North America (FNA) at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.
“Co-locating the seminars with FNA allows attendees to get great education from our seminars and take in the FNA exhibition,” Goyer said. “Registration for FNA is automatically included for those who register for an IHEA seminar. The timing of the seminars has been coordinated to allow attendees to be in seminars during non-exhibition hours.”
For nearly half a century, the Combustion Division of IHEA has delivered quality education for those in the thermal heat-processing industry. IHEA’s 49th Combustion seminar will provide attendees with updated and relevant information from experts in combustion technologies. The seminar is designed for those responsible for the operation, design, selection, and/or maintenance of fuel-fired industrial process furnaces and ovens. With more than 12 hours of instruction from manufacturing professionals, attendees will learn from the best in the industry.
Safety Standards and Codes seminar
IHEA’s popular Safety Standards and Codes seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of NFPA 86, including newly released updates for many areas of safety. Sessions will cover the required uses of the American National Standards governing the compliant design and operation of ovens and furnaces. Speakers are all involved in NFPA and serve on the technical committees. They will discuss the most recent revisions that are incorporated into NFPA 86.
For the past few years IHEA’s Induction Division has developed materials and worked with induction member companies to support the need for additional induction education. IHEA will offer the Induction Seminar during the fall seminar series to educate those who want to learn more and provide further knowledge on its applications. The Induction Seminar will offer the basics of induction technology and how the electrically powered induction technology can create heat in parts, up to and including melting metals.
To review additional descriptions and details on each seminar and to register for any of the IHEA Fall Seminars, visit www.ihea.org and click on the Fall Seminars icon on the right side of the home page. Please contact IHEA at 859-356-1575 with any questions.