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6 CEMENT AMERICAS • Winter 2017 • www.cementamericas.com FEATURE T he 59th Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Indus- try Technical Conference will be held at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from May 21-25. The conference will include more than 150 exhibitors with the latest product offerings, state-of- the-art technical presentations, tutorials, training, state of the industry updates, regulatory news, networking opportunities and a plant tour of the Lafarge Exshaw Cement Plant. "The Exshaw Plant is home to 160 proud employees who have been shaping the West for 110 years," the company said. "Through our expansion, we will have an even greater impact in our region: • Increasing from 1.3 to 2.2 million metric tons of annu- al cement production capacity. • Contributing $1.2 billion in economic impact in Alber- ta each year. • Reducing our GHG emissions by 25 percent, SO2 by 60 percent, NOx by 40 percent, and decreasing our water demands. • Leading sustainability efforts in our surrounding com- munities." This year's conference will feature unprecedented technical content that is offered in several levels such as paper presentations, tutorials and professional train- ing. There will also be a keynote speaker, economic forecasts for the industry, a report on the state of the industry, panel discussions and government regula- tions updates. "You do not want to miss out on the flow of informa- tion offered and included with your registration," show organizers said. Professional Training sessions will again be offered at the conference for a small fee. Each session will be tai- lored to the needs of a specific group and/or technical issue facing the industry. The conference tutorial this year is MSHA Part 46 Re- certification Training presented by Tom Burgess of In- dustrial Kiln & Dryer Group. It will be presented on Monday, May 22 as an all-day session. The anticipated exhibit schedule for 2017 is: Sunday, May 21 Setup by exhibitors: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit hours: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception and snacks in exhibit hall: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 22 Exhibit hours: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lunch in exhibit hall: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Reception and snacks in exhibit hall: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 Exhibits hours: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m Lunch in exhibit hall: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Reception and snacks in exhibit hall: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more information, or to register, go to www.cementconference.org. IEEE-IAS/PCA Preview More than 150 Exhibitors and Unprecedented Technical Content Highlight This Year's Conference. By Mark S. Kuhar