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ASME Turbo Expo 2015 conference highlights.

ASME Turbo Expo 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada maintained its reputation as the world's premier gathering of turbomachinery professionals. Throughout the week, delegates shared practical experiences, knowledge and ideas on the latest gas turbine technology trends and challenges, as well as on related topics in fans and blowers, solar power, and wind and steam turbine technologies. If turbomachinery is part of your professional life, you cannot afford to miss the annual ASME Turbo Expol To plan for 2016 and to keep informed throughout the year, visit Turbo Expo online at events/turbo-expo.

Grand Opening: Keynote and Awards Ceremony.

Approximately 2,000 turbomachinery professionals attended the opening keynote session which featured keynote presentations from prominent industry experts: Walter Di Bartolomeo, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada; Chris Lorence, General Manager of Engineering Technologies, GE Aviation; and Richard (Ric) Parker, Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce Group.

ASME Turbo Expo 2015 Conference Highlights

Congratulations to the 2015 Turbo Expo Student Advisory Committee Travel Award Winners. Opportunities for Student Travel will be available for the 2016 Seoul event. Check the Turbo Expo Website for more information.

Thank You to the Outgoing IGTI Technical Committee Chairs.

R. Tom Sawyer Award Winner Dr. Lee Langston pictured with ASME President Bob Sims and ASME IGTI Board Chair Seung Jin Song.

Congratulations to the 2015 Turbo Expo Young Engineer Travel Award Winners. Visit the Turbo Expo Web page for student travel opportunities for the 2016 Seoul event.

Dr. Jon Schaeffer, 2015 Industrial Gas Turbine Technology Award Winner, pictured with Geoff Sheard, Conference Chair; Daniel Barpat, Electric Power Committee Vice Chair; and Seung Jin Song, ASMEIGTI Chair

Dr. Dirk Therkorn and Mauro Venturing 2013 John P. Davis Award winners, pictured with Geoff Sheard, Conference Chair; and Seung Jin Song, ASME IGTI Chair.

Dr. John Coull, 2015 Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Award Winner, pictured with Seung Jin Song, ASME IGTI Chair

Dr. Harika S. Kahveci and Kevin Kirtley, 2013 ASME Gas Turbine Award Winners, pictured with Bob Sims, ASME President; and Seung Jin Song, ASME IGTI Chair.

Women in Turbomachinery Networking Dinner

Sponsored by GE and Siemens

Over 100 female turbomachinery professionals attended the popular networking event held at the Ritz Carlton Montreal to hear presentations from Christine Furstoss, GE Global Research Technical Director, Chemical & Materials Technologies, Laura Holland, Siemens Head of Global GT Negotiation Support and from special guest, Dr. Janet Kavandi, Deputy Director of NASA Glenn Research Center.

Congratulations to GE for being selected as the People's Choice for Best Large Booth.

Congratulations to Liburdi Turbine Services Inc. for being selected as the People's Choice for Best Small Booth.

ASME Turbo Expo 2015 Statistics

This year at Turbo Expo, attendees represented 29 countries worldwide. 1,051 final papers were submitted and 299 conference sessions were held. The exhibit hall included 118 exhibitors.

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

* Turbo Expo 2015 Conference Committee

* Turbo Expo 2015 Local Liaison Committee

* Point Contacts & Vanguard Chairs

* Session Chairs & Vice Chairs

* Reviewers

* Authors

* Speakers

Student Mixer

Sponsored by GE

The student mixer was well attended by over 300 young turbomachinery professionals. The students had an opportunity to network with their peers in a relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful view of Montreal!

Turbo Expo 60th Anniversary Museum and Legacy DVD

To celebrate IGTI's distinguished heritage, the IGTI Board provided complimentary DVDs, containing all of the Turbo Expo papers beginning in 1956, to the technical conference registrants of Turbo Expo 2015. The Turbo Expo 60th Anniversary Museum was a great showcase displaying 10 turbine engines provided by Ecole National Aerotechnique, a GE fan blade, and historical Turbo Expo materials.

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