Cruise into 2022: IHEA’s annual meeting sets sail in March

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IHEA’s four-day Annual Meeting event will feature two sea days aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas and a day in Costa Maya.

IHEA is in full preparation mode for the 2022 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. This will be the third time IHEA will hold an Annual Meeting on a cruise ship.

“We are very excited to finally be able to meet once again onboard a ship,” said IHEA’s Executive Vice President Anne Goyer. “I’ve been able to personally sail recently, and I believe this is the safest place to hold our next annual meeting. The ship is cleaned constantly, and their health and safety protocols are strictly adhered to. We look forward to welcoming everyone to IHEA’s 92nd Annual Meeting in March.”

This four-day event will feature two sea days and a day in Costa Maya. This budget-friendly meeting allows both the members and the association to reduce expenses over a land-based resort as the cruise lines include meeting items that land-based hotels charge for. Registration fees for this meeting are greatly reduced. Depending on the cabin type you choose, members can save between 20 and 30 percent over traditional annual meeting costs.

IHEA has an outstanding program planned with timely and important presentations as well as plenty of time for social interaction during receptions, meal functions, and, of course, a cruise ship mini-golf tournament.

Cybersecurity for the Industrial Heating Industry

Jason Floyd, Ascent Solutions

Jason Floyd

As automation continues its manufacturing growth along with the ability to control our processes from just about anywhere in the world, cybersecurity becomes more important each and every day. Companies cannot afford to have their manufacturing lines disrupted by cybersecurity attacks. In this presentation, Jason Floyd will review the importance of having the proper cybersecurity plans in place for manufacturing and the industry along with what you can do if a cybersecurity attack happens.

Economic Update: Where are We Headed in 2022 and Beyond?

Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Chris Kuehl

An annual favorite, IHEA’s economist Chris Kuehl will join us to give an economic update with his take on what lies ahead in 2022. As our economic uncertainties continue, Kuehl will join us to review the latest economic data and influencers in his popular, informative, and entertaining manner. He will break down where the economy stands in early 2022 while forecasting where he believes we are going throughout the rest of the year and beyond.

The Great Debate: Hydrogen Combustion

Tim Lee, Honeywell Thermal Solutions
Joe Wünning, WS Thermal Process Technology Inc.
Dave Schalles, Bloom Engineering

The hottest topic (no pun intended) right now is hydrogen combustion and how the industrial heating equipment industry is preparing for the future as it relates to these technologies. How will your company prepare? What long-term impact will this have on IHEA members and our industry? To help members better understand where things are headed, we’ve assembled a panel of experts to host an interactive session on this important issue for all IHEA members.

The programming content combined with the social activities will deliver an outstanding 92nd Annual Meeting. Register at www.ihea.org/event/AM22.

Calendar of Events

January 17–February 27
Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online course

This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of heat transfer within an industrial furnace and the associated losses and the operation of a heating source either as fuel combustion or electricity. All concepts are derived mathematically with limited use of “rules of thumb.”

Online registration is available until January 13

February 15–16
Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar

The day and a half Introduction to Powder Coating & Curing Processes Seminar will include classroom instruction and hands-on lab demonstrations.

Alabama Power Technology Applications Center | Calera, Alabama

Registration Fee: IHEA members: $325 / Non-members:  $425

March 14–17
Electrification 2022 International Conference & Exposition

This event will share what’s new in the electrification of buildings, vehicles and industry. Spend time with your colleagues and explore efficient, equitable solutions for a net-zero economy.

Charlotte Convention Center | Charlotte, North Carolina

For details on IHEA events, go to www.ihea.org/events