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Power transmission pros to gather in Las Vegas in March

Las Vegas, NV -- Dec. 4, 2001 -- Power transmission professionals from around the world will be interested in the I...


December 4, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Las Vegas, NV — Dec. 4, 2001 — Power transmission professionals from around the world will be interested in the IFPE 2002 International Exposition for Power Transmission, North America’s largest international exposition and technical conference dedicated to power transmission systems, components and controls.

IFPE will be co-located with Conexpo-Con/Agg (a show for construction industries) for the first time in 2002. The co-located events will be held March 19-23, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nev.

More than 90,000 net square feet of exhibit space for IFPE 2002 has already been taken by over 245 exhibitors. The Show is expected to cover 110,000 net square feet.

The shows are expected to attract a combined audience of 125,000 from 135 countries. Up to 20% of the audience is expected to come from outside the U.S.


The IFPE 2002 Technical Conference will have new features, including a new application track. Organized by the National Conference on Fluid Power, the IFPE Technical Conference is recognized as an important educational venue for the power transmission industry. The technical conference will be organized around three tracks, and feature 142 presentations. The tracks include research and design presentations, the Hydraulic Fluids Symposium, and a new application track.

Many of the presentations included in the Research and Design track and the Hydraulic Fluids Symposium have been developed jointly by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

In addition to the IFPE 2002 Technical Conference’s educational offerings, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) will present a seminar series on hydraulic systems.

Supporting groups for the event include the Fluid Power Distributors Association, Fluid Power Educational Foundation, Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Sealing Association, among others.

A Virtual Trade Show and other services at are available to enhance attendees’ on-site experiences by helping them plan their show activities in advance. The VTS features a database of exhibitors searchable by company name, product and product category. Attendees can use the VTS personal itinerary planner to schedule booth visits, appointments and seminar participation before arriving on-site. They can also use the website to register for IFPE 2002, reserve housing and obtain travel information.

For more information on IFPE 2002, contact the show office at 800-867-6060, 414-298-4141, or 301-587-3140, or visit

By Bill Roebuck, Editor