GlobalSpec Wind Energy Technology Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,300 Attendees

GlobalSpec Wind Energy Technology Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than
                               1,300 Attendees

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

PR Newswire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The November 7 "Wind
Energy Technology" online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec, recently
acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,300 participants, with 70
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 "Wind Energy Technology" event provided opportunities to explore
the latest developments in utility-scale and smaller wind turbine and
generator technologies; learn of developments in control system design, data
acquisition and field measurements; and examine new approaches for energy
storage, distribution, wind farm siting, and construction. Attendees were able
to interact with exhibitors, network with their peers, and participate in key
educational sessions to help them keep pace in today's fast-changing wind
energy marketplace.

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.

"Industrial professionals who attended our Wind Energy Technology online event
heard from experts on the latest developments in today's wind energy industry
and interacted with their peers and leading suppliers," said Donna Lewis, vice
president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "GlobalSpec online
trade shows and events are also powerful forums for manufacturers and
suppliers to showcase their products and innovative technologies to a captive
and engaged audience."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  oReduce Wind Turbine Downtime and Prevent Catastrophic Damage from Arc
    Flash
    This presentation focused on the key considerations for wind turbine
    designers and engineers in selecting, designing, and installing arc flash
    protection to mitigate catastrophic damage in wind power applications.
    Presented by Jakob Seedorff, technical director, Littelfuse Selco
  oO&M Competition Heats Up as US Wind Fleet Ages
    This presentation provided an overview of the competitive landscape for
    U.S. Wind O&M markets, assessing the timing and scale of the opportunity
    and the most successful emerging business models.
    Presented by Matt DaPrato, senior research analyst, IHS; Andy Lubershane,
    research analyst, IHS; and Matt Kaplan, associate director, IHS
  oImproving Reliability and Reducing Failures in Wind Turbines through
    Cooling and Filtration
    This presentation featured two ground-breaking products from Parker's
    broad array of solutions designed specifically to improve the reliability
    and performance of wind turbines. First, a next-generation thermal
    management system for wind turbine power systems, and second, a modular,
    multi-function gearbox filtration system that features a variety of
    advanced fluid monitoring and conditioning capabilities.
    Presented by Rich Nagel, global business development manager, Parker
    Hannifin - Renewable Energy Solutions
  oOne Piece Wind Turbine Blades
    As wind turbine blades get longer and longer, reduction in weight has
    become a key focus for designers and manufacturers. Elimination of
    adhesive lines and fillers produces a superior quality blade that can
    result in more than a 10% reduction in weight. This presentation described
    technologies that allow a blade to be molded in one piece.
    Presented by P.J. Feerick, managing director, EireComposites Teo

Companies exhibiting at this event included: PHOENIX CONTACT USA; Elasto Proxy
Inc.; Transhield, Inc.; Dexmet Corporation; Fibox Enclosures; and IHS Inc.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Wind Energy
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 is committed to long-term, sustainable growth
and 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

SOURCE GlobalSpec

Website: http://www.ihs.com
 
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