GlobalSpec Automotive & Transportation Technology Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,100 Attendees

GlobalSpec Automotive & Transportation Technology Online Trade Show and Event
                       Draws More Than 1,100 Attendees

93 percent of the engineering, technical and industrial professionals at
GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

PR Newswire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2012

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct.4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The September 26
"Automotive & Transportation Technology" online trade show and event hosted by
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,100
participants, with 93 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers
within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on
demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to
educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the
live-day event.

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GlobalSpec's "Automotive & Transportation Technology" event provided the
opportunity to learn about the latest products, materials, and manufacturing
solutions driving today's automobile and transportation industries. Attendees
were able to participate in educational sessions led by industry experts,
become familiar with the latest technologies impacting hybrid and electric
vehicle development, discover new manufacturing techniques, and be among the
first to learn of new software solutions for product simulation.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and
networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without
having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

"Our Automotive & Transportation Technology online event was a great
opportunity for industrial professionals to learn about new technologies, view
and download valuable content from exhibitors and engage with leading
suppliers," said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for
GlobalSpec. "We look forward to another successful event in 2013 and once
again highlight the latest trends, technologies and innovations in the
automotive and transportation industries."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  oNew Standards Address Counterfeit Parts, Vehicle Health – New technical
    standards from SAE International are helping vehicle manufacturers and
    operators realize great success in two critical areas. One area of concern
    is the current proliferation of counterfeit parts in the supply chain. The
    other involves vehicle health management; specifically, the development of
    integrated systems for monitoring all aspects of vehicle health, including
    structural, propulsion, and electronics.
    Presented by Bruce Mahone, director, Washington Operations, SAE
    International and David Alexander, manager, SAE Aerospace Standards
    Europe, SAE International
  oDuPont Krytox® Performance Lubricants for the Automotive Industry – High
    performance lubricants from DuPont can improve vehicle quality through
    increased life of components and reduced noise, vibration, and harshness
    (NVH). These synthetic lubricants can help automotive OEMs and system
    suppliers to reduce costs associated with warranty claims and avoid costly
    alternative solutions. Find out how your system and component designs can
    benefit from this technology.
    Presented by Robert French, business development manager - Krytox®
    Performance Lubricants, DuPont
  oMeeting Hybrid Electric Vehicle Motor Insulation Challenges – The
    development of hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (HEV/EV)
    brings new challenges to automakers. This presentation focused on HEV/EV
    motor design; in particular, the electrical insulation system.
    Presented by Keith Dunnavant, technical marketing specialist, DuPont
    Nomex®
  oPolymer Nanocomposites for the Global Automotive Industry – Technical
    advances in polymer nanocomposites offer new solutions for automotive
    engineers. For example, breakthroughs in polyolefin and polyamide
    nanocomposite synthesis have changed their cost/performance structure and
    altered market demand. Learn how polymer nanocomposites are expected to be
    a major growth area in coming years.
    Presented by Vivek Patel, senior knowledge officer (SKO), Centre for
    Knowledge Management of Nanoscience & Technology (CKMNT)
  oWhy Fuel Economy Depends on Materials – When it comes to better fuel
    economy, materials play a critical role. Learn why building a strategic
    relationship with a materials technology provider can improve the
    performance of many fuel saving technologies – from electric power
    assisted steering, turbochargers, and direct injection systems, to the
    motors and inverters of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
    Presented by Koshi Okamoto, executive director, Corporate Business
    Development, Hitachi Metals America
  oConnecting Rod Optimization – Learn how a prototype connecting rod, 27%
    lighter than the original was designed and fully validated with advanced
    numerical simulation and engine durability testing. Understand how
    significant mass reduction is possible without using exotic alloys or
    sacrificing component longevity.
    Presented by Chris Hall, mechanical engineer, MAHLE Industries,
    Incorporated

SAE International was the event's Supporting Organization.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: ITT Interconnect Solutions; Leica
Microsystems, Inc.; Thermo Fisher Scientific - Thermo Scientific Baths,
Circulators & Chillers; Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.; IHS Inc.; Newark /
element14; SAE International; and Sprint Communications Company, L.P.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Automotive &
Transportation Technology event in 2013, download an exhibitor kit or call
800.261.2052.

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider
of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their
target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and
manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users
with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier
catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated
Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70
e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services,
learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For
suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement
opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox
to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30
countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names
may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2012 IHS Inc. All rights
reserved.

Contact: Amber Devin
Director – Marketing Communications
GlobalSpec
Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338
amber.devin@ihs.com



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