ATTEND BEST PRACTICES EXPO 2021!

The creators of  BEST PRACTICES Magazines bring North America’s largest compressed air, vacuum, blower, and cooling event to Chicago, November 2-4, 2021.

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Best Practices EXPO & Conference is brought to you by Smith Onandia Communications for the faithful readers of our print and digital publications. Thank you for your support over the past 16 years and we look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

VENUE INFORMATION

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

EXPO HOURS

November 2-3, 2021
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2022 PROGRAM COMING SOON!

OPENING SESSION

Opening Session (November 2, 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.)

  • Welcome & Introduction, Rod Smith, Publisher, Best Practices Magazines & EXPO
  • CAGI Remarks, Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
  • Compressed Air Monitoring Survival Guide – the Right Sensors at the Right Locations, Pascal Van Putten, CEO, VPInstruments
  • Innovations in Process Cooling Design, Bert J. Wesley, P.E., Sr. Principal, Industrial Plant Engineering Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran
  • Digital Innovation for Smart Water, Air and Energy Management, Meredith Englund, VP Water Partnerships, Ecolab & Aviran Yaacov, CEO, Ecoplant
Rod Smith
Rod SmithPublisher, Smith Onandia Communications
Chad Larrabee
Chad LarrabeeEducation Committee Chair, Compressed Air & Gas Institute
Pascal Van Putten
Pascal Van PuttenCEO, VPInstruments
Bert J. Wesley
Bert J. WesleyP.E., Sr. Principal, Industrial Plant Engineering Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran
Meredith Englund
Meredith EnglundVP Water Partnerships, Ecolab
Aviran Yaacov
Aviran YaacovCEO, Ecoplant

PLENARY SESSION

Plenary Session (November 3, 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.)

  • Improve Production Process Through-Put, Quality and Reliability with Compressed Air Assessments, Tom Taranto, Owner, Data Power Services
  • Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Drives Energy Conservation to Save California Dairies, Elhay Farkash, CEO, Zira Group
  • Commitment to a Collaborative Culture Key to Exceeding Sustainability Goals, Nancy McDonell, CEO, Value of the Person
  • Three Levels of Compressed Air Systems, John Bilsky, Facilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation
Tom Taranto
Tom Taranto Owner, Data Power Services
Elhay Farkash
Elhay FarkashCEO, Zira Group
Nancy McDonell
Nancy McDonellCEO, Value of the Person
John Bilsky
John BilskyFacilities Specialist for Compressed Air, Purified Water and N2 Systems, Gentex Corporation

WHY ATTEND THE BEST PRACTICES EXPO?

The BEST PRACTICES EXPO & Conference event is designed to educate and provide tools to the people who make industrial utility projects happen at a factory. Factory personnel (General Managers, Production Managers, Energy Managers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Managers) will convene here to identify Key Performance Indicators, learn to measure them and identify projects to reduce kW and H2O consumption per unit of product produced.

All Levels of expertise from the compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system industries will attend to either share or enhance their knowledge of these systems. Sales engineers, in particular, will be trained on techniques to help their industrial accounts embrace these opportunities. Specifying engineers and utility incentive program representatives will also attend to learn to advise their industrial accounts better.

Best Practices 2022 EXPO Registration Portal is coming soon.

REGISTRATION

Registration Fees*

SUPER Early Bird Rate   (ends 9/22/21)

Early Bird Rate  (ends 10/18/21)

Standard/On-Site (starting on 10/19/21)

Full Conference $475 $550 $675
Full Conference + Level 1 Compressed Air Challenge Workshop** $475 $550 $675
Single Day Conference $275 $290 $350
Expo Hall $15 $15 $15
*Full conference registration includes access to all functions and meals. Single Day registration only includes access to functions and meals for that day. Expo Hall registration includes admission to expo floor.
** This registration is only open to distributor, engineering firm/consultant and manufacturing personnel.
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Cancellation Policy: Written cancellation notice by emailing Patty Mackey at P.Mackey@airbestpractices.com is required and must be received by October 13, 2021. A 25% service fee will be retained on all cancellations. No refunds can be given after October 13, 2021. Substitutions may be made, but must be received in writing. Should the conference be cancelled because of weather, illness or any other reason, our liability will be limited to the return of the registration fees.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

9:00 am–3:00 pm
Exhibitor-Only Pre-Registration

9:00 am–6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-In

3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Conference Registration Open

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

7:00 am–11:00 am
Exhibitor Registration and Move-in

8:00 am-10:00 am
Conference Session #1

8:00 am–10:00 am
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 1)

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Opening Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

1:00 pm– 5:00 pm
New Technology EXPO Classroom

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 2)

3:00 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners Announced! EXPO floor

7 – 10 pm
Networking Event at the nearby Westwood Tavern with heavy appetizers and drinks!

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-10:00 am
Conference Session #2

8:00 am-10:00 am
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 3)

10:15 am–12:00 pm
Plenary Session

12:00 pm–6:00 pm
EXPO FLOOR OPEN

1:00 pm–4:45 pm
New Technology EXPO Classroom

3:00 pm
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

2:30 – 4:30 pm
Level 1: Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (Part 4)

5:00-6:00 pm
Show Floor Reception

5:30 pm
Energy Treasure Hunt Raffle Winners Announced!

6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-out

7:00 am–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-out

8:00 am–10:00 am
Conference Session #3

8:30 am
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

10:15 am–12:15 pm
Conference Session #4

10:30 am
CAGI Certified Compressed Air System Specialist Examinations

12:15 pm
Conference Adjourns

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