Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Filtration & Separations Society, I would like to invite you to attend the AFS 2015 Spring Conference April 28-29th at the Charlotte Sheraton Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Short courses will be offered on Monday, April 27 and tours on Thursday, April 30. The conference title is Filtration and Separations in Power Generation Un-Met Needs and Advanced Technology Offerings.
Charlotte is long-known as a major hub for textiles, NASCAR and banking, but also ranks both nationally and internationally as a center for a widely diversified energy industry. The AFS 2015 conference is at the center of the Charlotte Region’s energy hub with its 200+ energy-oriented firms and well-over 20,000 energy employees. Major engineering, construction and related energy companies abound, including stalwart anchors; Areva, Babcock & Wilcox, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), CoaLogix, Duke Energy, Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Parsons, Siemens, Shaw Group and Westinghouse Nuclear.
The conference is structured, so attendees can interact with the energy industry professionals. The program will examine un-met filtration and separation needs with filtration companies unveiling industry technology, trends and new developments in one of the world’s leading energy centers. “The program can help define expanding opportunities for our industry,” says Co-Chair, Ed Gregor.
At the conference, global engineering, construction companies and utilities will provide presentations sharing insights into their most important un-met needs in one track. International filtration filter and system design companies will present their new and emerging technologies in the second track. The format provides a platform for detailed information, technology exchange and to make professional contacts. The DOE, EPA, EPRI, NREL, and IEA have been invited to participate and provide insights and contributions from their perspective on expectations along with current and future industry trends.
Beautiful Charlotte, NC is conveniently located in the mid-south served by the newly combined American Airlines and US Airways. Its airport has the 8th largest number of passages nationally with direct flights from virtually every city of any size in North America and most major European cities. Charlotte is driveable from much of the Northeast and Midwest.
Ed Gregor, Chair